If your MacBook Air doesn’t turn on, it’s definitely an unpleasant experience. It is unlikely that when buying this kind of device, the user expects something like this to happen. Apple is known for the quality and reliability of its devices. But anything can happen, and every device these days, such as the Macbook Air, does not seem to exclude such problems.
In this article, we are going to tell you how to fix the MacBook Air that isn’t turning on.
Why MacBook Air isn’t turning on
One of the factors that can cause your Macbook Air to display a black screen or not turn on is overheating. If your device has been exposed to an error and the temperature of your device rises above normal, it usually shuts down automatically to prevent further damage to your system.
If your laptop doesn’t turn on, it could also be because your Macbook doesn’t respond to the power button, especially if it’s been malfunctioning since the Mac OS update.
In any case, the first thing to do is to make sure that your MacBook is charged or can be charged. To do this, plug in your laptop and wait a moment to see if it is charging or not. If the Macbook isn’t charging, the problem may well be in the charging cable. Try charging another device with your cable to see if that’s the problem and not your laptop.
After making sure the device is plugged into a power source, wait a few moments before turning on the power. It may take time for the device to recover from a dead battery. You may have to wait a few minutes before the charging indicator appears if your Macbook battery has been completely discharged. You can check for signs such as the sound of a fan, hard drive, or another startup sound to determine if it is already getting power.
If your charging cable is okay, then you should try the methods below.
How to check hardware and run a power cycle on MacBook Air
If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, try checking your computer’s hardware components. You can disconnect any accessories connected to your Macbook Air, such as your mouse, printer, external drives, USB ports, or mobile devices. There might be a problem with one of the connected devices preventing your Macbook Air from starting up successfully.
Once you’ve disconnected all devices from your MacBook, try to run a power cycle on the device. You can fix a Macbook Air that is stuck on a black screen or is frozen and unresponsive with a forced reboot by pressing the power button. This process will turn off the power and help perform a forced reboot. This can be a simple solution to the problem of your device not turning on.
To do this, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, press and hold the “Power” button at least 10 seconds;
- Then, release the “Power” button and wait till your laptop restarts.
How to reset a System Management Controller Firmware
System Management Controller Firmware or SMC is the processor on your Macbook Air that controls temperature and power, battery charging, and other computer functions such as video mode switching or the hibernation process. Resetting an SMC can help you solve power and battery issues on your device that are causing your Macbook Air not to turn on.
SMC also plays an important role in controlling the behavior of your Macbook’s hard drive and power supply. Since you have a problem with the device’s power supply preventing it from starting up, this process can help solve the problem.
If you want to reset an SMC, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, plug the power cable into your Macbook Air. Make sure it is on a direct power source;
- Then, press and hold the “Shift+Control+Option” keys shortcut and the “Power” button on your Macbook Air;
- Finally, release all these buttons and press only the “Power” button again.
Once you’ve completed these steps, your MacBook Air has to turn on.
After all these manipulations we recommend you update MacBook Air OS.
If you have not been able to fix your Macbook Air after following the above recommendations, you can contact Apple Support, the Apple Store, or the nearest Apple Service Center in your area for more information.