Best Troubleshooting Steps to Perform If Your MAC is not Turning ON.
best troubleshooting step to preform if your MAC is not truning on

Best Troubleshooting Steps to Perform If Your MAC is not Turning ON.

One of the hallmarks of the Apple brand, the Macintosh line of computers has gone down well with the users worldwide. Let us have a brief introductory paragraph for the Mac Os before getting into the detailed know-how for the same.

Mac OS, the operating system, an Apple range was developed in 1984 primarily to enable the functioning of the company’s range of personal computers. using the graphical user interface technology, built-in screen, and mouse. This system is highly recommended and popular amongst the users due to its fantastic integration with the top of the line hardware specifications.


In the present writeup, we have attempted our level best to help our readers with the most commonly asked question regarding the solutions to be undertaken at the time when Mac won’t turn on. Let’s get down to the solutions one by one.

10 Simple Fixes to Try when Mac Refuses to Work.

10 Simple Fixes to Try when Mac Refuses to Work

Check whether your Mac turns on . The problem maybe with the basic power connection:To check the power connection, press the power button. If you don’t hear any drive noise or see no video, images or visuals on the screen display then your Mac is not turning on at all. If your Mac doesn’t turn on at all, try the following troubleshooting steps.

  • Check your basic power connection- Ensure that your Mac is plugged in correctly and if its a laptop ensure that its battery is not dead and if that’s the case charge it well.

  • Try troubleshooting the issue with a different power cable or adapter: The second way to troubleshoot the issue is by operating your Mac is by lending a different power cable that fits your machine. If that solves the issue you may go on and purchase an Apple power cable. A recent sudden power cut can also be held responsible for the issue. Due to the power cut, the adapter generally gets damaged in a power surge. A loose cable is a possibility of a non-working Mac computer. Pulling out and plugging in the cable again might solve the issue.

  • Powercycle your Mac book/Mac computer: Performing a power cycle can provide your relief from the issue. To power cycle your Macbook, hold down the power key for good ten seconds, in the duration of which you will hear a squeaking sound which indicates Mac’s forceful power cut. Ten seconds thereafter, your Mac will restart and hopefully, the issue will be resolved. In case your Mac is a desktop, you need to unplug it and leave it such for the next ten seconds and then plug it back and attempt to restart. Your issue will now be resolved hopefully!

  • The issue might be because of the display: In case you are using a Mac desktop, there are high chances of the reason behind the issue to be the display. If your Mac does turn on but is unable to boot because it can’t access the display, there are high chances of trouble with the display hardware. Apple advises the following troubleshooting steps in case of a non-working display. Have a look!

      1. First of all, check the power supply to the Mac and the power to the display if using a separate unit.
      2. Next, confirm that all the cables are connected securely.
      3. Ensure that the monitor is compatible with your Mac.
      4. Remove all the display extenders and switches and any other devices that are present between the Mac and monitor.
      5. If you are using a separate monitor, unplug the video cable and plug it back in.
      6. If you are making use of more than one monitor in a ‘Daisy chain’, unplug all monitor and test using just one.
      7. If possible try using a different display or a different adapter. For instance, you can make use of DVI instead of VGA.
  • Mac booting up but operating system is’nt loading up?Try to run disk utility in recovery mode: You may have a corrupted drive if your Mac is booting up but the system is not loading. Fix the issue in the recovery mode by following the below-mentioned steps.

      1. First of all, ensure that your Mac is turned off. In case if it is not responding, hold the Mac power button for few seconds until it shuts down.
      2. Now power the Mac backup by holding down the command and R keys simultaneously. Make sure you keep pressing the Command and R keys till you see the Apple logo.
      3. One the Mac starts in the Recovery mode, click on the “Disk utility” option.
      4. Locate your Mac’s drive and select it. Thereafter click on “First Aid” and “First Aid Mac”.
      5. Now Disk Utility will locate errors if any with your disk and repair them automatically or will ask you if you would like to repair them.
  • Get your unhappy Mac to function normally with the “Safe Boot”: Safe Boot is also one of the successful options to get your non-functioning to start working normally. It limits the checks and functionality your Mac focuses on during the startup and thereafter perform certain apt diagnostics. To perform the Safe Boot, shut down your Mac and start it by holding down the Shift key. The process of the Safe boot might take a while. If you wish to receive updates on the Bootup process, startup while holding down the “Shift”,” Command” and “V” simultaneously.

  • Reset the PRAM/NVRAM: PRAM or NVRAM is a special memory section on Mac that stores data which stays even after the system shuts off completely. Not always useful, but trying your hands on it won’t do any harm either. To perform the resetting, hold down the “Command”,” Alt”,” P” and “R” simultaneously and turn on the Mac. Ensure that you keep holding the keys until you hear the Mac restart again.

  • Reset The Mac’s System Management Controller(SMC): Resetting the Mac’s SMC is often done to fix the current version of Mac Os before trying to recover the data and reinstalling the Mac Os. To perform the steps on the Reset Mac laptop, press “Shift”,” Ctrl”,” Option/Alt” keys simultaneously at the time when you plug in the power cable. If you working on the Mac desktop, unplug it for 15 minutes and plug in back in and at a break of 5 seconds press the power button.

I hope you made a careful note of the above-mentioned troubleshooting methods in case you Mac refuses to turn on. For more assistance on the same contact the Apple Mac customer service number provided on their official website or you may contact to third party MAC Support Number.

Keep reading Macguide space for more such Apple tech related writeups.

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