If your Mac computer has started showing signs of aging, the slow performance will be the primary symptom that you see. Right? Now, if you are planning to upgrade your computer due to its sluggish performance, we recommend you to wait, read this article, and save some money.
Mac Startup Issue
As your computer becomes older, you might notice failed boot attempts ending up displaying blank screens. If this ever happens with you, try to boot your system in Safe Mode. Running the system in Safe mode will let it start by using a minimal number of resources, including software and drivers.
Also, macOS will run a health check on the startup drive to identify and repair startup problems. Here’s what you need to do to run the system in Safe Mode.
Solution: Press the power button and hold down the Shift key to start your Mac computer in Safe mode. Wait for the Apple logo to appear and let the login screen display. When the Apple logo disappears, release the Shift key, and you are all set to go.
It may take a few seconds to a few minutes for your Mac to get to the login screen as macOS is running a diagnostics check on the hard drive to identify any startup problems. To quit Safe Mode, restart your laptop or computer normally without holding down the Shift key.
Files & Folders Disappearing Suddenly
If you have recently upgraded your computer’s operating system, you might have noticed that files and folders stored on your Mac have started vanishing. There’s no direct solution to this problem, but you may try a few suggestions.
If you haven’t upgraded the operating system but are still losing files and folders from your Mac, the chances are that you have been exposed to cyber threats.
Solution: If you have had an OS upgrade recently, try to reinstall the operating system as it may resolve the persisting issue. Try to find the lost files in the Trash folder; if found, restore them on the device.
If you have lost the email folder, try to rebuild or reindex your Apple Mail app. Reindexing can take a few minutes to a few hours, so you will have to maintain your patience.
Mac Battery Death
One of the common Mac or MacBook problems that users experience is quick battery drainage. If you find the same issue with your Mac, it needs immediate action to avoid any severe failures. Otherwise, you might need to replace the battery.
You might have noticed an error message that says, “Low Battery – Your Mac will sleep soon unless plugged into a power outlet” plug the charger into the power socket.
Excess browser access, inappropriate storage methods, device overuse, application overconsumption, incorrect settings, etc., can be some of the major reasons behind the cause.
Solution: Simple things first, turn off the Bluetooth, clock, and other similar apps or accessories as that might be consuming a lot of power. Identify and stop login items as they are unnecessarily eating up huge system resources.
You will have to take note of all the applications that you have installed on your computer and delete the apps that are idle and doing nothing. Alternatively, go to System Preferences, select Energy Saver and reduce the time that your computer takes to fall into Sleep mode.
Scratch Disk Full Error
You are a professional image editor and working with graphic designing apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.; everything seems smooth. All of a sudden, you notice the “Scratch Disk Full” error, and you don’t know how to solve it on your own.
Photoshop stores all temporary files and other data on system RAM, and when it gets full, it starts saving additional data on another drive, which is known as Scratch disk.
Solution: To resolve the error, you need to free up the scratch disk by deleting the duplicate files, removing unnecessary applications, emptying Trash, clearing browser cache, etc. Alternatively, try deleting the Photoshop cache to clear the scratch disk.
Before you initiate any upgrade or delete action, make sure you backup your data as clearing cache will remove the previous versions of your Photoshop projects.
Kernel Panic Issue
When your Mac computer or MacBook restarts unexpectedly, the problem is referred to as a Kernel Panic attack. Incompatible software, damaged hardware, inappropriate storage settings can be several reasons behind this failure.
Before you do any workarounds, make sure to identify the actual cause behind the problem, as it will save your time and effort.
Solution: Restart your computer in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key, and once the login screen appears, click the Apple menu, go to App Store, select Update and then install all available updates. Run Apple diagnostics check to identify if there is any problem with your Mac hardware, such as wireless devices, memory, or logic board.