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5 Most Common MacBook Problems with 100% Working Solutions

Macs are always known for their superior performance and smooth experience. But over time it sometimes causes problems to their users as well. 

You power on your device but nothing is shown on the display. Or even after plugging your MacBook in charge, it is not charging. These are the most frequent issues a MacBook user faces. 

There are many more such issues with the MacBook that you may face. We have addressed 5 major problems among them and provide their fixes in simpler ways. Read all those problems and check if there are any similar issues in your MacBook too or not.

Problem 1: MacBook not Starting

Problem – Your MacBook seems to be not starting even after pressing the start/power button. Your Mac might be turned on but appear to be turned off, even though it’s connected to AC power and a working display.

Solution – Follow these steps to fix the problem of not starting on MacBooks.

  1. Press and hold the power button on your Mac for at least 10 seconds, then release. If your Mac is turned on, this forces it to turn off.
  2. If you see no change on your Mac, press and release the power button normally.
  3. If your Mac now turns on but doesn’t finish starting up, follow the steps for when your Mac doesn’t start up all the way.
  4. If your Mac still doesn’t turn on, please contact trusted and experienced MacBook Repairs like Lappy Maker.

Problem 2: Mac Start with a Blank Screen 

Problem – If your Mac seems to be turned on but nothing appears on your display, or in short your Mac starts with a blank screen.

Solution – Since all of you are already aware of the processor variants available in MacBooks. So the way to deal with this issue is a bit different in both of them.

For Apple silicon

  1. Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds.
  2. You should see the startup options window, which includes a gear icon labeled Options. Select Options, then click Continue.
  3. If you never see the startup options window, release the power button, then press and hold it again for another 10 seconds. If the issue persists, please contact Apple Support

For Intel processor

  1. Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds.
  2. Press and release the power button, then immediately press and hold Command (⌘)-R until you see an Apple logo or other image.
  3. If you still see a blank screen after about 20 seconds, contact Apple Support.

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  1. Fix: “MacBook Won’t Turn On”

Problem 3: MacBook is not Charging

Problem – Sometimes Mac faces problems with the Power On/Off of the MacBooks which include abrupt shutdown and not charging the MacBook while plugged in.

Solution – If you are facing a problem in charging your Mac Device, then the first thing you can do is check the connections properly. Look for loose connections, faulty switches, or dust in the adapter. These are some basics to go in case of not charging the MacBook. The next thing you should do is open the Battery Health and if it instructs you to change the battery, then go for it.

Problem 4: Mac Screen Flickering Issue

MacBooks use their Screen as one of the most selling points in the market. Their screen quality and accuracy are definitely the best available in the market. Being the most consistent output delivering system, it sometimes faces some problems in the display as well. 

Problem – One of the most frequent problems faced by MacBook users is the screen flickering issue. Here as we are addressing both the issue and the troubleshooting. 

Solution – The very first thing you can do is check for any hardware issue. If there are not any then you can follow these steps to fix the screen flickering issue on your Mac Device.

  1. Check for resetting PRAM/NVRAM.
  2. Update your macOS.
  3. Use Safe Mode to pinpoint the trouble-causing app.

Problem 5: Spinning Beach Ball on Mac

Problem – The spinning Beach Ball sign on Macs shows that the system is working on any task which is yet to be accomplished. This is not a problem when displayed once in a while. But when it happens quite often then you need to take it seriously. There is something that is slowing your Mac performance and speed. 

Solution – The solution to it is quite simple. Just follow the following steps to troubleshoot this problem.

Step 1. Open the Activity Monitor to see which app consumes the most of the CPU resource.
Step 2. You can quit any app that is using more resources of CPU than it should actually be using.

It is advisable to do regular cleaning of your MacBook at home. Regular maintenance of your MacBook is needed for its smooth functioning and operation. Every Machinery requires servicing at regular intervals of time. You can stay tuned to avail some exciting offers on servicing with Lappy Maker.

We will be more than happy to hear about your experiences while trying these solutions. Comment also, if any of them doesn’t work for you.

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