Most Common Macbook Problems & How to Fix Them

MacBook problems and solutions

If you have landed on this article, you might repeatedly see your Macbook dying slowly. Is your Macbook getting old or working sluggishly? Is there something hindering its productivity? And you’ve taken a leap of faith to discard it? Hold your thoughts for a while! There may be a few simple fixes to what troubles it. Following are the most common Macbook problems and their solutions.

1. Your Macbook Displays a Blank Screen at Startup

If your Mac’s start-up screen appears black or gray and neglects to boot appropriately, now is the right time to boot in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, MacOS will boot with the absolute minimum of software and test the start-up disk’s performance. If this does not work, you can also use the Disk Utility tool to find and fix issues related to the directory structure of the disc.

To start-up in safe mode, press the power button and press and hold the Shift key. The Apple logo will show up, and afterward, the login screen. Now release the Shift key. It might require a couple of moments before you get to the login screen as macOS runs its diagnostics on the hard disc. To leave Safe Mode and begin up your Mac per regular, restart your Mac without holding any keys.

2. Your Mac’s Login Items are not Compatible

Your Macbook may also show a blue screen at its start-up. This may be due to the incompatibility of login items with that macOS. Your login items or start-up things are the applications that start when you start your Mac. You can check which application is causing trouble with a few manual trials.

Here is a guide to fixing this glitch. First, eliminate login items one by one and check whether the issue is resolved.

  • To do so, go to System Preferences > Users and Groups and select your name on the left under Current User.
  • Then, click the Login Items tab over the window to the right side.
  • Choose an app, and afterward, click the “-” sign underneath. It’ll get eliminated from the Login Items rundown, and you can restart your Mac to check whether your start-up issue has been fixed.
  • If not, you can pick and choose another app from the list and continue doing so until you track down the problem child.
  1. Some Apps may be Inert on your Macbook

There may be an app that hangs on your Macbook and leaves you frustrated. Before you are completely drained out, it is better to quit. The best bet is to “Force Quit.” You can hit the Force Quit menu from the Apple icon in the upper-left corner or by hitting Command-Option-Escape. Next, select the unresponsive application and choose the Force Quit button. You can select multiple apps from the list too.

3. Your Macbook’s Overheating Issue

If your Macbook is overheating and producing loud fan noise, you need to find out some workarounds:

  • Always place your Macbook on a flat surface, a table, or a desk for air vents to work properly.
  • Allow the Macbook to breathe. Please keep it in an environment where sufficient air is available and also avoid dust and debris around your Macbook.
  • Examine the Activity Monitor: Checking the Activity Monitor on your Mac will help you figure out background apps that consume more resources.

4. Your Macbook Getting a Spinning Beach Ball

If a spinning wheel appears on your screen, it indicates some issues with the windows server or operating system. Now is the time to look out for the fix. First, head on to the Activity Monitor (via looking for it or finding it in the Utility folder, which is inside your Applications folder) and see the effects of applications that are now being run on your system assets.

5. Unavailability of Internet Connection

Your Macbook may also go nuts and show no internet connection for unknown reasons. What you can quickly do is to “Forget the network” and reconnect once again.

Follow simple steps to forget and reconnect:

  • On the Network page in System Preferences, click the Advanced button in the lower-left, and you’ll see a rundown of Preferred Networks.
  • It shows all your device’s past Wi-Fi connections.
  • Feature your Wi-Fi network and select the “-” button.
  • Now click “Remove” to forget it.
  • Once your Wi-Fi network is forgotten, you can tap the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and reconnect to your organization by entering your password and beginning again.


 It is advisable to cater to your Macbook needs right when you encounter issues. Here we have given some simple troubleshooting ways to resolve your Macbook problems. Thankfully, as mentioned earlier, many day-to-day issues are easy to fix through DIYs. However, if these do not work, contact any professional or Apple store to avoid ailing severe – you may even consider a replacement.

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