MacBook Pros are great computers that rarely need troubleshooting. However, problems can occur from time to time. Before you call your tech support or book your MacBook in for repairs in Melbourne, here are some quick fixes that can solve some of your Mac’s most common issues.
When your Mac has crashed or is running slow and all else fails, holding down the power button to restart your computer should fix the initial issue. Mac computers can sometimes encounter temporary issues, and just by restarting your computer it will clear the memory and solve the problem.
If your computer is still really slow, and you have error messages or frozen windows, you could have a virus or malware on your computer. Malware is not always obvious, and while some antivirus programs might pick up the problem, it doesn’t always. Before you take your MacBook Pro for repairs in Melbourne, be sure to run a full scan for viruses and other malware. If you think you have a virus, you will need to speak with your local repairer in order to help save your data or fix your MacBook pro.
When you are having problems connecting you MacBook Pro to the internet, or it isn’t opening any pages, the first thing you should do is check the Wi-Fi. If you are connected to the internet but your computer isn’t displaying particular websites properly, you may just need to clear your cache and cookies. Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies will ensure that the data stored on your hard drive is the most up to date. This will also mean that you will be seeing the same files as somebody else, as opposed to inconsistencies caused by different browsers.
Sometimes Macs can start having software problems if there are too many apps on your computer, or your computer is incompatible with the app you have downloaded. You can help to alleviate this problem by removing any unused apps. Doing this will help to avoid any incompatibilities while freeing up disk space on your Mac. You can remove apps from the Applications folder or Launchpad. Keep in mind that some applications might have their own removal method, so make sure you follow this instead of just moving the app to the trashcan, as this can cause further problems.
If your laptop seems to be having problems with the same piece of software, the best solution is to reinstall the program that is causing the problem.
If you have no sound through the speakers, the screen resolution is showing incorrectly, there are issues with the external display or your Mac takes a long time to boot, you may need to reset the NVRAM (sometimes called PRAM). You can reset the NVRAM by powering off your Mac. You then power it back on while holding down the key combination COMMAND, OPTION, P, and R. You will hear one chime, and then when it chimes a second time, let go of those keys. If you don’t have one of the issues just mentioned, resetting the NVRAM is not a bad idea as this won’t harm your Mac at all.
Another way to fix a MacBook and the broad range of issues with your printer, running and installing software, slow start up times, and freezing and crashing; is to repair disk permissions which you will find under applications and then utilities. You can also check the physical disk to see if there are issues. Just like with the NVRAM, performing this regularly will help keep these problems at bay.
While unneeded apps and software can cause problems, not updating software can also cause problems. You can find your compatible software updates in the App Store. Doing regular updates at least once a week, should ensure you don’t have any problems caused by out of date software.
A lot of MacBook problems are simple things that people tend to overlook, but by trying these 8 fixes first, you might not even need to take your Mac to a repairer. However, if any of these issues are recurring, there could be other problems so you should definitely take in your Mac for repairs in Melbourne.