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  1. #1

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    Feb 20, 2010
    broken power key
    Hey all,

    the power key is broken on my macbook. is there anyway to turn it on without using the power key? this problem has happened to me before and i had to get a new key pad however Im in the middle of the andes at the moment so have no way of getting it repaired.

    does anyone have any ideas????

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    "this problem happened to me before" tells me something is up with the way you turn off your Mac! Stop using the icepick!

    The only option I can offer you is in energy saver -- you can pre-set the Mac to come on at a certain time (and shut it off at a certain time as well). HTH!

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