Is your Mac not switching on? Are you staring at a blank screen? Don’t get the hammer out yet or take a trip to an Apple Store before you try these tips. One of these solutions might just work.
Problem: Maybe your Mac has frozen or crashed.
Solution: Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. This will cut the power to your mac momentarily and attempt to restart your Mac
Problem: There is no power from the outlet/mains.
Solution: Make sure the power cable is connected correctly. You should see a orange or green light on the magsafe adapter if you are using a portable Mac. If you have a UK style plug, check and replace the fuse. Finally try using an alternative cable, for example an iMac uses the same cable as most kettles!
Problem: The P-RAM needs to be reset.
Solution: This is the last trick to try. Give it a go if all else fails.
- Turn off the computer.
- Press and hold Command, Option, P and R keys.
- Keep holding down the above keys while attempting to turn on your Mac. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. (if it appears at all)