MacBookis quite expensive and if you’re an Apple lover it probably hurts when you run into problems with your laptop because Apple MacBook repairs are almost as expensive as buying a new device. A number of different issues can occur with your MacBook from hardware trouble to the operating system. So how should know when you take it to a professional or when to fix it at home?
Below are some of the most common issues that can be solved at home for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The Device Keep Switching Off
To solve this issue the most obvious solution is to check the battery and see if it is charging properly. If the battery is fully charged but the Mac still keeps dying, then this means there’s something else wrong with it.
So, after the laptop shuts off, reboot the laptop with the power button and load the operating system again. After the Mac is switched on then restart it again. This ensures that the Mac performs a proper shutdown. After this step try to reset the SMC(System Management Controller). Resetting this a quick way to solve hardware process issues like sleep mode, battery charging, etc.
If resetting your SMC also doesn’t work then it's time you take it to a professional store that handles Apple Mac repairs.
Blank Screen After Booting
When a Mac fails its start-up procedure you can see a range of coloured screens and each of these screens correspond to a different problem. If you see a blue or black screen this probably means that a app couldn’t be loaded and the Mac failed trying to do so.
Try restarting your Mac or try Safe mode and then deleting that app.
If you encounter a grey screen this could mean that important boot software is failing. Again, try to reboot in safe mode. See if there are any software updates that need to be complete. If this does not work, then try using the Disk Utility tool to locate any hard disk problems.
External Devices won’t Connect
This can issue can occur because your Mac is faulty, or your external device is corrupted. So, to narrow it down, try plugging the device into another computer and see if it works.
If it works, then check the whether the cable is properly plugged in and both the cable and port are no damaged in any way. If it still doesn’t work, then double check to see if the device is compatible with your device.
The last option is to reset the SMC and the PRAM/NVRAM.
Screen Keeps Flickering
MacBook screen problems are quite common and replacing your MacBook screen is quite expensive. Flickering on your screen can be caused by physical damage, which is the main cause, and there also other various things that can cause this problem.
Try resetting the PRAM/NVRAM and then check for any software updates. Sometimes Firefox and Chromium can also flicker on your Mac. Try uninstalling these apps and trying again.
These are some of the most common issues that can happen with your MacBook. There are loads of other issues and these can be fixed at home too, however if you are not familiar with technical things it’s better that you take to a professional.