You get a failure to Mac turn on After Update. Due to this, you become quite frustrated and unsure as to what to do next and how to start. Many such questions come to your mind. Don’t worry Raj Tech Blog is stand here to resolve your problems very easily.
There can be many reasons won’t start your Mac after the update. Or maybe it takes a long time to start/restart. Again don’t worry! Here, you will get 9 quick fixes that resolve your issues fast.
1. Check the Power Cable or Source
Firstly check your power cable or power source because sometimes it has issues. Your Mac may be discharged or it’s not charging. Basically what happens is the battery gets discharged quickly while updating. That’s why you should make sure that the power cable is properly connected or the battery is not discharged. It may also happen that if there is dirt in the power cord, then clean it. Sometimes the power cable also gets damaged, so check by connecting another power cable. I recommend you to use a search protector which will prove to be much better for you.
Additionally, you can remove all your external accessories and devices which you plugged into your Mac. After that, you restart your Mac and you will see your problems solved.
2. Perform a Power Cycle
A power cycle may clear residual power in your system. It’s reset your system glitchy power settings. When you doing this process make sure the Mac is fully charged. You may lose your data if the battery is not fully charged or runs out before the process is complete. Now see below the process to perform a power cycle:
- First, Shut Down your Mac.
You can press the Control + Command + Power Button to instantly shut down.
- Then unplug all the accessories and the power outlet.
- Now, hold down the Power Button for 10 seconds & release it.
- Then, if you see Loading startup options, that means your Mac is functioning
- First, Shut Down your Mac.
3. Check your Mac Display
After updates, your Mac does not seem to turn ON or not showing any pictures. It means the system can’t access your Mac display. It is caused by hardware or driver issues. It causes the Mac display not to work or obstruct the startup process. Also, it interrupts the restart process.
So, don’t try to force shutdown or restart your Mac. When the displays no picture it has a fault it makes a beep sound. In this case, you should buy Genius parts and have your system display checked by a technician.
4. Try Boot in Safe Mode
If your Mac not properly working or turning ON after the update. Then you should try to BOOT in SAFE MODE which is the best option. In safe mode, any non-essential system processes & drives, isolating the errors are disabled. So you can easily identify your problems and resolve the glitches.
Once you have done all the process. Such as repairing damaged files using Disk Utility, using any other troubleshooting techniques, or checking software conflicts. That means you got the success, you can restart your Mac normally.
5. Reset NVRAM/PRAM
The PRAM and NVRAM are responsible for storing preferences & various system settings. Although, whenever a Mac software updates, it may become misconfigured or corrupted. Due to this, you may face errors. Such as malfunctioning, booting problems, and frequent shutdowns.
Resetting NVRAM/PRAM clears the old settings and replaces them with new ones. Which fixes booting problems. Before starting the process you must make a backup of data.
6. Boot in Recovery Mode
If you do not get solutions in safe mode then you need to start your Mac in Recovery Mode. This helps you to do various troubleshooting options to resolve any issues in your Mac from the start. What will you do once you enter the Recovery Mode, see the below:
- Click Disk Utility → Then Press Continue.
- Select your Mac’s Drive.
- Click First Aid & then hit Run for the volume that you selected.
- Disk Utility will detect issues & automatically fix them or maybe prompt you to do so. In this instance, click the Repair Disk.
Besides, you can restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup software or you can also install the previous macOS version for recovering your Mac.
7. Reinstall your macOS
If you use the macOS latest or beta version on your Mac and you facing issues. Then you should downgrade the latest or beta version to remove the glitches. Besides, you can reset the factory setting.
When you start the reinstallation process, you must make sure that you selected the right startup disk. If you choose the external drive or another partition/drive then you lose your disk data accidentally. Also, you make a backup of all your data which is crucial. Maybe your entire hard disk drive may be erased.
8. Reset your SMC
If all of the above solutions are not working then that means SMC is not functionally correct. SMC is the System Management Controller. The SMC is also responsible for many critical hardware functions for your Max operational efficiency. Please read and follow the steps in our guide to resetting SMC on your Mac.
9. Contact the Apple Support
If you reading this paragraph that means your problems are not resolved. It means you can’t resolve your startup process after your Mac updates. Maybe there has been a big hardware issue. Then you need professional support to resolve this issue. So, you contact the Authorized Apple Repair Center.
After the update can a damaged hard drive stop my MacBook from turning ON?
Yes, a corrupted or damaged hard drive can stop your MacBook from turning ON or not booting properly. Try to use Disk Utility for checking and repairing errors on your hard drive.
How long does it take for a MacBook to turn on after updating?
In fact, it starts immediately after the update. If it is not so then you will have to wait for at least 10-15 minutes. Because sometimes it takes some time to start after the update.
Why my Mac is not turning on?
By the way, there can be many reasons for the Mac not turning on. That’s Why You Should Read Our 9 Quick Fixes.
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