If your computer has been having issues lately, it might be time to do some troubleshooting to figure out what's wrong. There are common fixes you can try before turning the device over to a computer repair professional. Here are the do’s and don’ts of troubleshooting to help restore your device to its former glory or encourage you to seek help from an expert.
If there are programs on your computer that you no longer use, delete them. All of those programs are taking up valuable space on your hard drive and slowing down the performance of your computer system. From abandoned e-book readers to outdated games, remove any nonessential programs that you haven't used in the past six months.
Perform a safe boot.
If your screen isn't loading, a safe boot allows your Mac® to boot up using the minimum amount of drivers. To begin, you will need to hold down the “Shift” key while starting the computer until the Apple® logo appears. If the Mac starts during the safe boot, restart the computer and see if it will boot up normally. This will often solve the problem, but if it's still acting strange, visit a computer repair shop for a thorough diagnostic analysis.
Forget to check the batteries & power cord.
Sometimes, the battery goes bad, so the system won't turn on. If you suspect the battery is faulty, find out if your computer is still under warranty. Otherwise, you will need to purchase a replacement. Additionally, check the power cord for frayed wiring or other issues that could affect the charging capability.
Attempt computer repairs beyond your skill set.
If you're uncertain of the problem and the computer won't respond to your prompts, take it to a repair shop. Don't keep trying to troubleshoot if the device isn't booting properly. You could end up doing more harm than good and end up with costly repairs.
When your Apple computer is malfunctioning, contact the computer repair specialists at Experimac South Shreveport in Louisiana. Their experienced team can perform computer upgrades and repairs on all Apple devices. If you're looking for used MacBook® laptops, iPhone® devices, and iPad® tablets, they offer a wide range of high-quality used Apple products for sale. Call (318) 383-0644 or visit their website to learn more about their services.