3 Common Macbook Issues and How to Fix Them

If you have ever used a Macbook, you must know that with macOS, the thought of glitches or issues is a distant imagination. However, occasionally, there can be some issues with the Mac system. Some of these issues are common and can be gotten rid of at home. But, some issues can diminish your productivity and cause a lot of frustration. 

Melbourne is home to a lot of large corporations and small businesses, all of which rely on Macbooks to continue their operations, especially during the pandemic. And having issues while doing work on the system can impact their business. Thankfully, there are several stores in Melbourne that can help you with your issues. These centres for Mac repairs in Melbourne can help fix what ails your device. 

However, before you contact the professionals, here are the fixes to some common Mac problems.

  • Startup Issues

If your Mac cannot boot properly, you might end up staring at a grey startup screen or a black screen. And when this happens, you should try to boot it in Safe Mode. in this mode, macOS boots the bare minimum of drivers and software needed and runs a startup disk check. During the boot, it will repair any directory issues that might be causing the startup problem.

In order to boot your device in the safe mode, you have to start your Mac and press and hold the Shift key. It will be a few minutes before you see the login screen, as macOS will be running diagnostics on the hard disk. Later, to start your Mac as usual and leave safe mode, you can simply restart the device without holding the keys.

  • Incompatible Login Items

This happens when you start up your device, and you end up staring at a blue screen. It might mean that a startup item (apps that automatically start when you turn on your Mac) is incompatible with the macOS. In this case, you can identify the app that is causing the problem with a simple trial and error method. 

What you can do is remove login items one by one and start your device after each removal to check if the problem has been resolved. For this, you have to go to System Preferences and click on Users & Groups. Under the Current User, you will find your name; click it. Next, select the Login Items tab present towards the right. Now, highlight the application that you want to remove and hit the “-” sign. It will be removed from the list of Login Items. You can then restart the device to check if the startup issue is fixed or not. If it is not, you have to go back to the list, remove another app, and continue this until the culprit is found. And if you want to add something to the Startup Items list, all you have to do is select the items from the Applications folder and hit the “+” button.

  • No Internet Connection

Sometimes, your MacBook will have trouble connecting to your wi-fi network. The quickest fix for when your MacBook’s wi-fi status is ‘No Internet Connection’ is to Forget the Network and reconnect to the network as if it was brand new. 

For this, go to System Preferences and hit the Network page. Select the Advanced button present on the lower left, and you will be able to see a list of all your Preferred Networks; these are the connections you have connected to before and they are remembered by the MacBook for future uses. Highlight the wi-fi network you want to remove and hit the “-” button. Then, select Remove to forget the network. Once the network has been removed and forgotten, you can reconnect to the network by entering the password.

So, these are some common Macbook issues and their easy fixes. But, there will be cases when these fixes don’t work. For this, you would need to find a professional offering Mac repairs in Melbourne. With the help of a professional, you will have your device up and running in no time.

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