Basic Mac Troubleshooting Steps

Basic Mac Troubleshooting Steps

A local member of the Mac User Group I belong was having an issue with his MacBook Pro. The issue was unique and it spawned the idea to share my basic troubleshooting steps I take when my Mac starts acting strange. My first response to his request was to see if the model had a recall on it. Here is a list of current products sold by Apple with recalls. https://www.apple.com/support/exchange_repair/. If that is not the issue the standard reset the PRAM/NVRAM, SMC (System Management Controller) Reset and starting in Safe Mode are my next steps. PRAM/NVRAM: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063 SMC Reset: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295 Safe Mode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262 All of the above explain things that each try to troubleshoot/resolve. I find these are helpful. My next step in troubleshooting this issue would be to create a new user account on the mac. Below are … Read more

Got a .Mac account

Today I signed up for the soon to be MobileMe product. I was given 60 days to try it out. Currently it offers 10GB of space which will be upgraded to 20GB sometime in July concurrently with the new iPhone 2.0 software. I tested this out when I originally bought my iMac, but was not impressed and not worth the $99.95 price tag. I do get a 60 trial which will falls within months of MobileMe’s launch. Call me a nerd but I wanted to get in on the mac.com email rather then the me.com email. While I test out .Mac follow this link to my gallery of photos and movies