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mac support As far as Macbooks go — they work pretty well, and if you take care of them, they’ll probably function pretty well for a while. But, of course, accidents happen, and as your Macbook gets older, it’s more and more likely to experience issues. And, if you use your computer for school or work, or for any reason for that matter, you know how frustrating it can be to have a computer crash or potentially lose information while you are in the middle of using it. Indeed, with 60% of people listing “blog creation” as their number one priority, proper computer functions and access to Mac support is a must.

That’s why we’ve listed the top five most common Mac problems, and what you should do to troubleshoot them before you seek out some help from the professionals at an on site computer support store:

Macbook Won’t Charge
One day, your Macbook may not charge, no matter how many times you try your charger or move to a different outlet. This can be very disconcerting, and it can feel like a bit of a race against time, but it is important to try a couple of things before doing anything else. First of all, inspect your charger to see what kind of shape it is in. You may simply need a new charger. On the other hand, if your battery icon says “Service Battery,” you may simply need to get it replaced entirely.

Macbook Won’t Shut Down
Sometimes, you want to shut down your Macbook, but it just won’t go. If you’ve already given it some time and tried clicking on the Apple icon in the top-right corner of your screen, you may have a problem. First, make sure that every application is properly closed. Second, try holding down the power button until the screen goes off. You can also check to see if you need any updates.

Macbook Won’t Start
It can be very disconcerting when your computer simply won’t start at all. First, it is important to rule out any display issues that may be preventing you from seeing that your computer is “on.” Some signs include hearing the fan and seeing if the Caps Lock button light turns on — if they don’t, seek Mac support soon.

If you troubleshoot on your own, and nothing works, it may be time to seek out a Mac certified specialist at a Mac support location. If you work with your computer a lot, knowing where to get on site technology support and on site email support is very important.