Mac computer are considered to be the safest computer in the world. It is one of the most used computer in the world and the reason behind it is users don’t have to spend hours in troubleshooting issues. But it is unfortunate that like other computers, it is also not free from problems. Users can get serious problems on their Mac computer. The error can be start from complete failure to start and it can go to kernel panic screen. However there are several kind of problem related with Mac computer but today this article we are going to discuss about the five most common problem which users can get on Mac computers and also try to find about its solution.
The Blue or Grey Screen on Startup or stuck at the Apple logo
Getting Blue or Grey Screen on Startup or stuck at the Apple logo is one of the most frustrating issue which is faced by Mac users. Getting out of this problem is also not an easy task. So if you are suffering from this troublesome problem then we are providing some troubleshooting steps which you can use to get rid from this problem. However there should be various reason behind this issue but one of the common reason is connecting of incompatible hardware to it. The hardware might be an external hard drive, USB hub, or a printer. So it is suggested to disconnect every peripheral device excepting keyboard or mouse and then restart your computer. But if the problem doesn’t get fixed by this step then we have to move for some other option. You can try to perform a safe boot. This safe boot makes your Mac computer to run with a minimum number of drivers and it also check that the disk is in process. You can start up your computer by pressing down the Shift key until the Apple logo get away. If this troubleshoot step works then it is ok otherwise we have to think for some other step.
If the above mentioned steps doesn’t work then you can try to run the disk utility and check your hard drive. Now if you are thinking about how to run the disk utility then you can follow the below steps.
- Start up your computer while holding down Command+R. This will start the computer in Diagnostic mode
- After that select the Disk utility option and verify your hard drive.
- Wait until the disk utility complete and if the problem pop-ups again then click on Repair disk.
- But if nothing pop-ups then click on Repair permission and wait till the Disk utility completely scans your hard drive.
- Then Reboot your system
What to do when Mac won’t shut down
This happens with many Mac computer users when they try to shut down their system and it refuses to shut down. It should be always follow carefully that before shutting down your computer close all the open application, files and folders. After doing that if your system is still refusing from shutdown then it should be a serious problem. Before going for troubleshoot steps make sure that there is not any poping application open which is interrupting the process of shut down. You can also check for some frozen application because it can also interrupt the shut down process. If the problem still appears the same then you have to forcefully shutdown your Mac computer. But before doing that it should always kept in mind that forcefully shutdown can also corrupt your system files. To shut down your Mac computer manually, press and hold the power button which is present on the back side of your Mac computer until the screen goes black. But if the persist again and again then you have to re-install your OS. Apart from that you can take help from contacting Apple.
Persistent of Beach Ball constantly on your Mac computer screen
Many Mac users come across this situation where they will get a spinning ball on their screen and it refuses to go away after so much effort. Sometime the problem is application-specific which is easy to remove but sometime it is very difficult to remove it. Sometime the ball comes for a few time and disappear itself but sometime it refuses to go away and it is the time to find out the exact reason. Usually the beach ball appears when your hard-disk is overloaded. So you can try after cleaning unwanted files, trash and other files. Another thing which can cause the spinning beach issue is shortage of RAM. The best way to know about RAM use is to launch the Activity monitor. You can launch the Activity monitor by going in application then utilities. Now figure out which app is using the more CPU. Sometime there are software installed on our computer which use more CPU and it can cause the Beach Ball problem. So you can sort out their problem by increasing the the size of RAM in your computer.
The Kernel Panics problem
If your Mac computer restart automatically, turn off, become unresponsive or display message to restart your computer then it means that you are suffering from Kernel Panic. If you are also suffering from Kernel Panic then don’t get worry because it can be solved. In some cases the problem is resolved by just rebooting the system, so you can also try it. Apart from that you can also check your hard disk or RAM. You must have 10 GB space available on your hard disk. You can try to run your Mac computer after removing the RAM and if it runs without Kernel Panic, it means that your RAM is faulty. If these steps doesn’t work then we have to find out some other solution. Sometime it has been noticed that running software updates has fix the problem so you can also try to update your installed software. To do that click on the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen and select software update. If no software needs to update then one more thing which you can do is to clear your login items. To do that you can follow the below steps
- Go to application and then system preferences
- After that select Users and Groups then select your user ID
- Now select the Login item tab
- Select each application and remove them from the list
- Reboot your computer