Many issues might be acting together to stop your iMac or MacBook from turning on in the first place. We’ve got your back! Keep reading as we present some valid tips that shall let your Mac start booting up like a charm. 

Safe boot the Mac:

Safe Boot action performs a certain number of diagnostics that can reverse back the main issue that has been delaying the boot-up process. To rightly enter into the safe mode in your MacBook Pro, you need to shut it down entirely and then start the system using the power button. Make sure to hold upon the Shift key while booting up the system. It will take a while to boot up as safe boot command shall perform the needed actions in the background. If you like to witness what’s happening in the background, then hold down the Shift button and Command and V button to enter into the Safe Boot mode that displays the on-going actions.

Try resetting the SMC:

Resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) has proven to be a valid MacBook Air repairs tool. Follow the upcoming steps as it is to take forward the SMC reset process.

From your Mac laptop, 

  • Shut down the system
  • Remove the power cable and reconnect it
  • Press the Shift, Ctrl, and Option keys along with the power button
  • Release the keys after a few seconds, and you will witness a light blinking upon the power cable.
  • Restart the MacBook Pro.

From your iMac,

  • Close all running applications and shut down your Mac
  • Unplug the power cable from the power source and then plug them again
  • Press upon the power button for about five seconds

These steps shall automatically reset the SMC and get rid of issues that have been causing boot-up problems. 

Initiate a power cycle:

If you are not hearing any possible signs of booting up, forcing the system to initiate a new power cycle can be an ideal MacBook Air repairs solution. In your MacBook, press and hold upon the power key button for at least ten seconds. You will hear a squeaky sound once the power supply to the Mac gets forcibly cut. Restart the device, and hopefully, this might have resolved the boot-up issues that you have been facing to date.

If you are using iMac, then you must unplug it and let it stay that way for about ten seconds before plugging it back to the power source.

Check with the display:

If you have been using an external display and witnessing turn on issues, then the real problem might be with the attached display monitor other than your iMac or MacBook Air itself. At times your Mac system shall turn on but never boots up as it is finding issues in accessing the connected display. If this is your case, then most probably the problem is with the display hardware. If at all the external display is not said to be working, then, 

  • Check with the on-going power supply to your Mac system.
  • Ensure all the cables have been connected in a secure manner
  • You need to manually remove the display extenders, switches, and then reconnect them.
  • Try using different external displays or different adapter.

Running disk utility in the Recovery mode:

If by any means you have followed the above mentioned MacBook Air repairs solutions and not able to find a possible solution, then running disk utility in the recovery mode can save your day. A corrupted drive could be stopping your Mac system from turning on.

  • Ensure the Mac has been turned off. If at all, the screen is stuck with a blue, grey, or white colour, then you need to press the power button until the system gives p and turns off.
  • After this, press down the R key and Command key from your iMac’s connected keyboard and power back them.
  • You should be pressing the Cmd and R button while the Mac boots up until the Apple logo gets displayed on the screen.
  • Now the Mac shall enter into Recovery Mode, and you will be provided with access to the ‘Utilities’ section. 
  • Click upon the ‘Disk Utility’ option.
  • Manually locate Mac’s drive.
  • Click upon the First Aid button.

If there is any issue with the selected disk drive, then the Disk Utility program shall diagnose it automatically.  

Resetting the PRAM or NVRAM:

PRAM or NVRAM refers to the unique memory sections present in the Mac that are used to store data even when the system is shut down. Resetting this data shall never bring any harm to your MacBook Pro or iMac. Following is a stepwise guide that you need to go through to right reset the NVRAM/PRAM.

  • Hold together the Option (Alt), Command, R, and P key from the keyboard, and then turn on your Mac.
  • It would help if you kept on holding the mentioned keys until the Mac restarting sound clings in
  • Wait until the second reboot kick starts, and then release it.

If at all Mac boots up with a progress bar found on the startup, then you have initiated the resetting action. Wait until the progress bar completes, and then reboot the Mac to witness the made changes.

Reinstalling macOS:

This might sound like a drastic step, yet, if you have tried other Macbook Air repairs options and not able to find a valid solution, then you must give this a go. Reinstalling the entire operating system shall remove any issue stopping your Mac from turning on properly.

  • Boot your Mac into the Recovery mode by pressing and holding the R and Command key together 
  • From the Recovery Mode, you need to click and install on the latest available OS and follow the on-screen commands.

If you have any queries related to the solutions mentioned above, get in touch with a renowned IT consultant. They shall ensure that you follow the right steps and help find the exact reason that has been preventing your MacBook Air or Pro from turning on normally.