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7 Ways to Fix MacBook not Turning On Issue – Lappy Maker

Fix: “MacBook Won’t Turn On”

Nothing can be more annoying and stressful than a blank MacBook Screen. Things become tougher when we don’t even know the reason for that.

There are other issues with the MacBook also like broken screen, faulty keyboard, trackpad, speaker malfunctioning, or even battery-related issues that are clearly known to us thus we can get it fixed. But with this issue, we don’t have any clue where the fault lies. The foremost step here becomes pinpointing it first in order to get it fixed.

Let’s try to figure out the problem ourselves this time, and see if we can succeed or not?  All you need to do is just follow these steps to narrow down and pinpoint the problem with your MacBook. If any of the below-mentioned ways help you out then you can definitely save some pennies in your pocket.

1) Check for Battery Level

Let’s start with our first method. In this, you have to check if there is any problem with the battery of the MacBook. Like sometimes when you have so many Apple devices with you then there become chances when you use other devices more often than your MacBook for a longer period of time.

And by longer, we don’t mean only 2-3 days, we are talking about months and years. In that case, due to completely drain out of the battery, the MacBook might not be powering up.

You should be happy if this is the case with your MacBook’s issue. You don’t have to do anything more than just connect it with the charger. This can help power the device up. 

{Note: There are some models of MacBooks that require a minimum battery percentage before the Mac can turn on. So wait for 5 minutes. Let your charger top up the battery above the minimum level.}

But if this is not making any difference then let’s move to our next method.

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2) Revoke Mac from Sleep

If your MacBook does not fall under the first problem then there are high chances that your MacBook is in sleep mode. But this sleep mode is different from the normal one whereby just opening the lid, pressing the power button, or clicking the touchpad you could wake it up.

The steps are quite simple, you basically need to force shut the Mac and then power it on. For this:

First press and hold the power button for 10 seconds and then release it.

Secondly, power on the device by pressing the power button.

If this resolves the problem and the screen turns on, you can quit reading here. But if this also doesn’t seem to be working then it’s time to get under the skin.

3) Check for a faulty RAM

If you hear repeating beeps from the Mac, your Mac could have RAM faults that are causing your Mac to not turn on.

If you hear one beep, repeating every five seconds, it means your Mac can’t detect any RAM. If you get three successive beeps, then a five-second pause, and keep repeating, your Mac RAM doesn’t pass a data integrity check.

If you recently replaced or upgraded your computer’s RAM, check to see if it was installed properly. You also can try different brand names of memory modules.

In these cases, we highly recommend you to choose only authentic and reliable professionals like Lappy Maker for RAM & SSD Upgrade in MacBooks.

4) Reset the SMC

The SMC is responsible for receiving your action (press power button) then starts and manages the entire power-on process. The SMC is the system management controller. It’s responsible for a number of processes, including the cooling fans, keyboard, and LED lights. It also affects the power supply of your Mac.

In case of not turning the screen of your Mac, you can try to reset the SMC and see if it works.

Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to ensure your Mac returns to its OFF state.

Follow these steps to reset the SMC on a MacBook:

  1. Connect the MagSafe charger; hold Shift+Control+Option on the left-hand side keyboard and the power button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  2. Release all the keys.
  3. Press the power button to turn on your Mac. Now you have successfully reset the SMC.

(Note: You will NOT lose any data in your hard drive by resetting the SMC.)

5) Reset your Mac’s NVRAM

Even when your Mac is turned off, there’s a special kind of memory that’s keeping tabs. It’s called non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) and in very rare cases can lead to problems booting up. But if you’ve already tried all the tips above, it could be a very rare case indeed.

To reset NVRAM: 

  1. Turn off your Mac.
  2. Hold ⌘ + Option + P + R and turn on your Mac.
  3. Release the keys when you hear the second startup chime.

Are you able to see something on the screen?

Yes or No?

If you have answered NO, then we still have hope left.

6) Check for a faulty trackpad or keyboard

We have checked for battery fault, sleep mode, faulty RAM, even reset the SMC & NVRAM but still if there is a blank screen on your MacBook. Let’s try another method also to see if it works.

Sometimes the trackpad and keyboard could also be the reason for not turning on a MacBook.

The Trackpad and SMC share the same power rail or same connection in simpler words. There could be chances that due to liquid spill on the keyboard or trackpad, there is a short circuit in the trackpad or keyboard. It possibly could have affected the power rail and affected the functioning of SMC. As a result, SMC will not react to the power actions.

Open the back panel of your Mac and remove the trackpad cable from the logic board. Then press the power button on the keyboard. If your Mac turns on, then you have a faulty trackpad. 

Get it replaced with Lappy Maker at your Doorstep today. All you have to do is just dial  9319848444 and book your appointment.

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7) Contact Lappy Maker

All the above-mentioned ways were doubtful about resolving the issue. But this method is a 100% working solution for the issue. The possible reason could be anything, faulty RAM, Faulty trackpad, Screen Damage. But with Lappy Maker, you can definitely get a solution to your problem at affordable pricing.

(Pro Tip: You can ask our Engineer about the problem also. The overall point of this article was to pinpoint and diagnose the device.)

Trying out even these simple tasks becomes more difficult in cases when you have important work and files or time boundation work on your MacBook. However it is always advisable to take regular backups of your data and most of the Mac users do so also. But it is also true that trouble never gives a prior notice. But whatsoever be the case, Lappy Maker is always there for you with all kinds of services related to MacBook Air/Pro. 

We are also open to know if any of these fixes help you or not.


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