Top 5 Mac Issues and Cool Ways to Fix Them

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Mac operating systems have been a preferred choice by many computer owners. The system will mostly work smoothly and will rarely have any system issues to deal with. However, any system can have issues once in a while and Mac is not an exception. 

Sometimes it will become slow and fail to open files. In other times the Mac will completely fail to start or it might start but the cursor fails to move. You should not dispose of your Mac because of such issues because they can be fixed. Below are the main Mac issues and their remedy. 

Cursor disappears 

Sometimes the cursor suddenly disappears from your Mac screen and you don’t know what to do. This can happen mostly when you have many open documents or when using heavy applications like Photoshop, Corel draws, and other design software. 

Cursor disappears is one of the common Mac issues and we will show you the ways to fix this irritating issue. Starting with the simplest way, shake your mouse rapidly left and right on your mouse pad. The cursor will increase in size and reappear. 

Alternatively, in your system, open the Apple logo and choose system preferences. Choose accessibility and then display. Click on the shake mouse pointer to locate. You can also make the mouse bigger by following the same instructions above and after you select display, slide the cursor to the right to make it bigger. 

Another option is to press the command + tab and change to another app or restart apps. You may also restart your Mac and check if the cursor will reappear. 

Limited disk space

Another most common problem you can get when using Mac is limited disk space. You try to save a file and the system warns you that you cannot save the file because you don’t have storage space. 

It means your hard disk is full and you need to act if you still want to use your Mac. The system will also become slow because the operating is strained and cannot execute commands properly. 

First, press CMD + l to access the storage and check how much disk space is left. If it’s full or has very small space left, it will be time to take the next step. First, delete any documents that you don’t need to free some extra space. If the space you get isn’t enough, transfer files to an external hard disk or save them online. 

Failure to start

Sometimes your mark fails to start no matter how you try. Several reasons might cause the problem, including a blown-off fuse, a failing power cable, or an aged battery. First, check if the fuse is working and also confirm if the cables are okay. 

To diagnose the power problem, press the power button and listen if you can hear the sound of the fan or a blink in the power button. Check if there will be any light on the screen or some noise in the drive. If you see or hear nothing, then the power source or system is faulty. You may change the adaptor or the power cable and repeat the process or visit a technician. 

A spinning beach ball

The ball is a warning that some apps are using more memory than they ought to, which results in a slowdown. To check which apps are overworking the memory, open the activity monitor. You access it in the utility folder located in the apps folder.

After you open the activity monitor window, check the statistics displaying the level of memory being used by each active app. Check the apps taking a lot of space and stop them by highlighting the app and clicking the X that you see on the top left corner. Once you click X, select quit, and if it doesn’t quit, select force quit. 

Overheating 

When your Mac is overheating, the fan whirls loudly, and the keyboard and covers feel hot when touched. Although it is normal for the Mac to heat when in use, overheating can cause the system to constantly shut down. There are several actions you can take to fix the problem. 

Use an app to help regulate your Mac’s temperature and monitor heat sensors. It can help control the speed of the fans and generate a report. Next, blow off all dust in your Mac and when using it, place it on a flat surface, ensuring the ventilations are not blocked. 

You can also shut it down, then start it and hold the D key to open an instruction dialogue box. Follow the instructions to test the fans and check if they are faulty. 

Conclusion 

Your Mac may start to develop problems because of age and if it’s too aged, the solutions will help but not for long. If the Mac isn’t old, following these guidelines will help solve the problem and, in some cases, permanently. Your Mac will rarely develop issues and that’s why it’s preferred by many people. Most of the issues are minor and easy to fix on a DIY approach. 

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Lovejeet

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