If your MacBook is creating performance or functionality issues, you might be trying to figure out the reason behind it. Is there a problem with the application that you have installed recently, a hardware failure, or an operating system breakdown? Whatever it is, you want to get it resolved, right?
Back up your data and check out the list mentioned in this article to resolve the problem that you are facing.
MacBook Starts Dying Suddenly
First of all, check if your battery is charging properly and if it does, and your laptop still shuts off randomly, there might be another reason. Restart your MacBook by pressing the power button for 20 seconds. Wait for the operating system to load completely. Once done, restart your MacBook once again, as it will let the device shut down and restart properly.
Reset your System Management Controller (SMC) as it controls the majority of hardware processes in macOS and can rectify the issue. It can help to fix battery problems, startup errors, sleep mode issues, etc., so it can be considered a potential way to fix any such errors or technicalities in the MacBook.
If resetting the SMC doesn’t seem to help and your laptop keeps shutting down abruptly, you might need to take it to the Apple Store as you may be able to get a replacement, based on the warranty terms.
FaceTime Camera Quality Issue
If you are using a MacBook Air, you may notice that the FaceTime camera image starts displaying poor quality. Though the problem is not related to your laptop’s hardware, it feels annoying, and you must be looking for a quick resolution. Check your MacBook camera to figure out if it’s working appropriately and showing high image quality.
The problem can exist in the FaceTime application itself, so you can delete and reinstall it again to retain proper functionality. Check for updates as it might help to resolve the FaceTime problem. You can navigate to the Software Updates section on your system to check for application updates and install them, if available.
If other video applications are also not working appropriately on your computer, take it to the Apple Store for professional resolution.
Mac Screen Flickering Constantly
Screen flickering is annoying and frustrates users more than anything else. Restarting your Mac can be an easy and quick solution to rectify the problem. If the problem is caused by any software, navigate to the Apple menu available in the top left corner of the Mac screen and select Restart.
Alternatively, check for the latest macOS update by navigating to System Preferences from the Apple menu, and select the Software Update option. If the updates are available, click Update Now to install them and restart your MacBook. Switch off automatic graphics switching to reduce the power consumption as it may help stop flickering.
Check for any screen damage, and if you are not able to identify any scratch, try to reset PRAM or NVRAM. If you have Firefox or Chromium installed on your laptop, disabling or removing these programs can help. Alternatively, enter Safe mode and try to get it fixed.
MacBook Cannot Charge When Plugged in
Check if the power outlet is working or not as there might be some cable issues. If your charger is not plugged properly, it can even damage your laptop, and you may require to visit the Apple Store. If there’s a battery issue, resetting SMC and PRAM or applying software updates can help.
PRAM (Parameter Random Access Memory) is a memory that stores system or macOS settings in Mac, such as the display resolution, speaker volume, time zone, etc. Although resetting the SMC and PRAM are usually safe, it’s not a guaranteed workaround.
If nothing seems to work, press down the Option key on the keyboard and click the battery icon. You can then select the advanced option in the battery menu and check up on your MacBook battery.
MacBook Is Working Very Slowly
If your laptop is handling multiple tasks at a single instance of time, it must be eating away huge RAM, making your laptop slow. If your hard drive is overloaded with data, the read and write operations become inefficient. Deleting unnecessary files and removing outdated apps is the quickest solution.
Your system might be running dozens of login items that start automatically when you start your laptop. All these applications consume their part of CPU resources, RAM, hard drive space, and other resources, which makes your system sluggish. Disabling the login item can help maintain the proper functionality of the computer.
Open Activity Monitor to identify unidentified applications that are taking up too many system resources. Also, run an Apple Diagnostics check or antivirus scanner to identify and rectify the problems that are causing the slowdown. Last and not least, declutter your MacBook desktop to optimize its functionality and turn it into faster working mode.