When you are using Mac you may encounter the issue of your Mac won’t turning on. Like any other computer you may face some issue regarding your Mac startup problems. When your Mac won’t start on its own then it must be facing some hardware or software issue. To find the solutions for Mac that won’t turn on let us have a look on solutions to fix the problem.
Check Power Connection
First thing you should check if the power connection is plugged in and connected to Mac. There may be possibility that the Mac’s battery is dead, try to connect the Mac to power connection and wait for few moments for it to turn on. If the Mac won’t turn on there are chances that the charger is not working so you may try changing the power cable or adapter. It will make sure that the problem resides within Mac or power adapter.
Check the hardware
Checking all the hardware is necessary in determining the cause of not turning on of Mac. If you have connected the Mac with some hardware like printer etc., try unplugging them and plug then again properly. Similarly if you have added a new RAM or hard drive make sure it is surely connected and also is compatible with the Mac. Try these to find out if the Mac turns on.
If the above tasks didn’t work for your Mac try to perform a power cycle. It involves cutting the power from your Mac for few seconds and forcing the Mac to restart again. To perform power cycle, hold down the power button for few seconds and the release. Then restart the Mac hope it solves the issue.
Checking the Display
When you power cycle the Mac and still can’t see any display then it might be possible that there is a display screen not working. Try to listen the boot sound when you restart your Mac, if you hear the chime when Mac starts up it means the Mac is starting up but the problem lies in display of the Mac. Try to fix the display issue and your Mac’s start up issue will be resolved.
System Management Controller
When above all methods doesn’t resolve the issue then try to reset the System Management Controller (SMC). To perform it on your latest versions of Mac, you have to press the Shift+Control+Option and power button all at the same time and then release all at once. Then press the power button and turn on Mac.
Disk Utility Tool
You can run disk utility tool in case your Mac is turned on but your Mac OS is having some issue. The software issue can be sorted out by disk utility. Reboot your Mac and when you hear the chime sound press and hold the Command+R keys. It will take the Mac to recovery mode. Click on Disk Utility and locate the icon for your Mac drive and click on verify disk. Disk utility will find the errors and resolve the issues.
Reinstall Mac OS X
You can try to reinstall the Mac OS X or macOS Sierra by going to recovery mode and click on Reinstall OS X. It will automatically download the latest version of OS and install the new OS on your Mac. Another option is try to recover your Mac using the Time machine, which will likely resolve the Mac’s software issue.