Your Mac may be starting to show some signs of ageing and is now acting weirdly or feeling sluggish when you are using it. Before you think about trading in your MacBook for a new model, there may be some scope to repair the features in question. Some of the problems may be simple fixes or our experienced engineers can have a look for you and help your Mac get back to it’s best. In this blog post, we’ll be going through some common issues that you may face with your MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and what you can do to help.
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Your Apps are Unresponsive
If you’re reading this as a Mac owner, you have probably experienced an app tripping up on your machine and hanging. When the app hangs, it freezes you out of the Mac and won’t let you exit or do anything on the device. One way to mitigate the problem is by accessing the Force Quit menu which can be accessed from the top left corner or by pressing Command-Option-Escape. You need to choose the app that isn’t responding and then press the Force Quit button. Alternatively, you can choose multiple apps to force quit by pressing down the Shift or Command keys when you are selecting the apps to Force Quit.
The Spinning Beach Ball
This issue is becoming more common with Macs, if this is happening to your machine, it is now time to look at what might be slowing your Mac down. The first thing you should do is to open the Activity Monitor. This will give you an insight into how much an app impacts the running of the system. In the Activity Monitor, you have access to real-time stats on memory resources and the CPU each app is using. You can also quit any app that is using more than its equal share of resources. To do this, choose the app from the list then click the X button in the top left corner and then select Quit.
Internet Connection Problems
Many people come to us to ask about internet connection issues with their Mac, however, their iPhone and iPad can easily connect to the Wifi. A simple fix for this is to tell your machine to forget the network and then reconnect as a brand-new Wi-Fi connection. You can perform this on the Networks page in System Preferences. Here you can highlight the network that you want to remove and then you can reconnect by entering your password.
Mac Screen Flickering
Flickering Problems with your Mac Screen often seem like intermittent dimming, or sometimes even a complete loss of picture, which seems to constantly repeat. There is a range of reasons why this flickering could be occurring. The first thing you should check is for any screen damage that is present. If you have checked the screen for physical damage and all appears fine, you can try these steps to help resolve the issue.
- Resetting PRAM/NVRAM. This is often an effective way of fixing flickering screen issues.
- Check to see if there are any MacOS updates that you haven’t applied, and you should update if it’s needed.
- Are you using Firefox or Chromium? These programs are notorious for causing flickering issues in the Mac. You should try to remove these programs if you have them.
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