Users Guide – Your Mac Won’t Turn on

Even though the Mac is currently the most reliable operating system, it, too, can sometimes have some problems. But don’t worry, if your Mac doesn’t start or doesn’t boot, you can easily fix it. In this article, we will list all the possible reasons for the failure and tell you how to solve them.

Reasons why the Mac doesn’t start

First, let’s look at the simplest reasons, which we can simply forget about because of panic, but which are very easy to solve.

  • Your MacBook may already be on – the point is that when the macro battery is low, the computer enters hibernation mode which makes it difficult to tell if it is on or off. Before you press the power button a few times, check the status of light indicators on the keyboard and screen
  • Check the USB cable to your Mac – it can easily disconnect from the system, especially if you are moving the Mac from place to place
  • Check the power adapter in the wall – in case you are not using an extension cord, the adapter due to its weight can easily fall out of the socket and disconnect power to the MacBook. Also, the adapter may disconnect from the contact module
  • Check the power strip/UPS connection
  • Check the connection to the socket – yes, very trivial, but still because of this simplicity we sometimes forget about this possible outcome. You might also have a power outage or a blown fuse, so be sure to check your house for lights in general before you do anything else

Problem Solutions

Once you’ve made sure everything is connected properly and the problem is in Mack itself, you need to do the following:

  • Try replacing the power cord or adapter – there is a chance that these are the problem, so try using a spare
  • Disconnect any peripherals – add-on devices may interfere with the Mac, so disconnect anything that’s not needed for your current use, and focus on your mouse and keyboard
  • Connect your macbook air charger to the device and charge it for a few minutes, then try turning it on again
  • Reboot the power -hold down the power button for about 10 seconds before releasing it so you restart the boot process completely

Your Mac turns on, but will not boot

If your Mac reacts to your attempts to turn it on, but won’t load the desktop, you have to do the following:

  1. Reset NVRAM / PRAM – this method only works for Intel Macs. A parameter may be corrupted, so the best solution here is to reset it. To do this, turn off the PC, then turn it on and press Command + Option + P + R and hold them down until you see the system start to boot up
  2. Reset SMC, the process will look different for different types of Macs:

– On an Intel MacBook with T2, you must keep Control and Option + Shift pressed for 7 seconds after powering down

– For an Intel MacBook without T2, you have to power on the notebook and press Shift, Control, and Option, then hit the AC button and keep it pressed for about 10 seconds.

– For an Intel desktop Mac, you must disconnect the mains power cord for 15 seconds and then reconnect it.