5 Common MacBook Problems (And How To Fix Them)

5 Common MacBook Problems (And How To Fix Them)

Is your Mac showing signs of aging and is acting strange? Then before you start thinking of replacing it with a new one, look at some easy fixes. Here are top 5 common MAC problems and their solutions.

1. Startup Issues

If your Mac is unable to boot properly and you have to sit staring at a blank screen or gray startup screen, then you need to try booting in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, the MacOS will boot with the minimum of software and drivers will run a check of your startup disk, and repair the directory issues which might be the cause of your startup problems.

To start up in safe mode, start your Mac, press and hold the Shift key, hereafter the Apple logo will appear and then you will enter into the login screen. Then, you can release the Shift key when the Apple logo disappears, and then the login screen appears. It may need some time before you get to the login screen.

2. Incompatible Login Items

If you have to keep staring at a blue screen after starting your Mac, then this might be because some automatic apps are incompatible with MacOS. However, with some amount of trial and error, you can easily identify which app is causing this problem.

To deal with this, you can remove the login items one at a time and start up your Mac after every removal to check if the problem is gone.

3. Unresponsive Apps

Sometimes, you may find that an app will occasionally trip down your Mac and get hanged. And when your app hangs, it will freeze you out and will not let you move ahead.

To get rid of this problem, you can just highlight the app which is not responding and hit the Force Quit button. If there are multiple apps, then you can also select the multiple apps to force quit by using holding down the Command or Shift keys while making your selections.

4. Spinning Beach Ball

If your MacBook has a problem of the spinning beach ball, then you need to take a look at what might be causing the slowdown. For this, open the Activity Monitor to see what kind of an impact the apps which you are currently running have on the system resources of your MacBook. In the Activity Monitor window, you can also see real-time stats on the amount of CPU and memory resources which every app is using.

You need to only highlight the app from the list, click the X button in the upper-left corner, and then choose Quit or Force Quit. Your problem will surely be solved.

5. Weak Internet Connection

Sometimes, your MacBook may face the problem of weak or no internet connection even when your internet is working fine.

In such a case, the only thing to do is to close and reconnect to your Wi Fi so that you will start getting internet again. This one is an easy fix!

These were the easy fixes, but what about the complex ones? Well, in such cases, it’s best to consult a professional. SPARK services in Muskogee provides professional computer repair services and we can probably fix your Mac in just one visit!