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. 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: SMC Reset: Safe Mode: 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