Posts Categorized: Mac

5 Ways to Fix White Screen on Mac

Mac Won’t turn on. It get stuck on white screen upon startup. MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac Mini stuck on White screen because of the hardware or software problem.

Fix 1 : Start your Mac in Safe mode

Mac OS X 10.2 or latest version Mac OS X include Disk repair and checking feature. So try to start your Mac in Safe mode.

  1. Shut down your Mac system.
  2. Press the Power button while holding down the Shift button on keyboard.
  3. Release the Shift key after you see the Apple logo.
  4. After your macBook Pro fully starts, restart the computer  normally without holding any button during boot up.

Fix 2 : Run Disk Utility and verify/repair disk

  1. Shut down your Mac computer.
  2. Turn on Mac and hold the Command + R keys until you see the Apple logo.
  3. Then you should see the Mac OS X Utilities window.
  4. Choose Disk utility. Select your Mac OS X hard drive and click Verify/repair disk.

Fix 3: Reset PRAM

If you want to solve Mac boot failure problem, reset PRAM (parameter random access memory). PRAM stores some settings. To do PRAM reset,

  1. Turn off Mac.
  2. Turn on Mac and immediately hold down Option+Command+P+R keys until Mac system restarts. After Mac startup release the keys.

Fix 4: Try SMC Reset (Portable Mac with non-user-removable batteries – MacBook Air, late 2009 MacBook Pro models)

  1. Shut down Mac.
  2. Connect MagSafe power adapter to Mac and to power outlet.
  3. On built-in Mac keyboard, left Shift + control + option keys while you press the power button.
  4. Release all keys at the same time. You can see the power plug color change from red to green.

Fix 5: Reinstall Mac OS X 

If you can fix Mac white screen problem, then follow the #fix 2.

  1. Turn on Mac. Press and hold the Command + R keys until you see the Apple logo.
  2. Then you should see the Mac OS X Utilities window.
  3. Choose reinstall option.

5 Ways to Fix launchpad issue on Mac

Launchpad is one of the best feature in Max OS X 10.7 or later. You can use launchpad by pressing launchpad icon or three finger thumb on Mac trackpad. But some Mac users complained about launchpad issue.

Fix 1: Check scroll direction is natural or not

Go to Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Trackpad.

Select Scroll & Zoom tab and check Scroll direction set to natural. If it not set to natural, set it to natural.

trackpad settings

Fix 2: Reset MacBook Pro launchpad to default layout

Open Terminal app from Utilities folder or using Spotlight search.

Type or paste the following command in terminal.

defaults write ResetLaunchPad -bool true; killall Dock

Then press the Return or Enter key.

Fix 3: Check your Mac Trackpad performance

Check your Mac trackpad performance. Maybe this issue might happened because of the high CPU usage issue. Close Google chrome and remove unwanted files.

Fix 4: Repair or Reinstall Mac OS X

Check if your computer running slow or not? If you installed any other OS like Windows on Mac using bootcamp, then launch OS and check Trackpad performance.

If your MacBook Air trackpad working well in Windows, then repair Mac OS X Yosemite using Disk Utility.

Fix 5: Report your Mac problem in Apple Support communities

If you can’t fix your Mac trackpad issue, create new tread for your issue in Apple support communities. Lot of Mac geeks available there.

6 Ways To Fix iTunes Error 53 – Solved

iTunes is a easy to use media player. Users getting “error 53” when program installation or while app running. They also getting this error message during Windows shutdown or startup. ‘

Error message : “iTunes has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry “.

“The iPhone could not be updated. An unknown error occurred (53)”.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and  iOS users frequently getting this error message.

Fix 1: Clean your computer registry 

Every time you installing or uninstalling any app, your system  registry get updates. So remove unwanted registry using CCleaner for Mac or CCleaner for Window (install and run) and speed up your computer.

Fix 2 : Remove junk files

If your iTunes or Mac responding slow it will provide iTunes error 53. So install and run File cleaner for Mac. Free up your Mac or Windows disk space.

Fix 3: Update your system OS.

Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows continually updating system files. So keep your system up to date.

Fix 4: Update iTunes

Update iTunes app on your system.

iTunes for Mac : iTunes menu -> iTunes -> Check for updates.

iTunes for Windows Help -> Check for updates.

Fix 5:  Reinstall iTunes 

Reinstall iTunes app on your computer.

Fix 6: Rest SMC 

Reset System Management Controller on Mac. It will speed up your computer.

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6 Ways to Fix iTunes Error 4014, 4013 during iOS update

Lot of iOS users especially iPhone 6 users getting strange 4013 and 4014 error in iTunes when they try to update their device to latest iOS versions like iOS 8 or iOS 7.

Fix 1: Change the USB port

Use original USB cable and change the USB port which connects your Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod).

Fix 2: Install latest version of iTunes

Make sure you installed latest version of iTunes app on your computer (Windows or Mac).

Fix 3:  Free up your iOS device space

Some times this issue might happened because of the low device storage space. So remove some unwanted apps and files from your iOS device.

Fix 4:  Update your iOS device to latest iOS version

First update your Apple iOS device to latest version.

Fix 5: Restore your Apple Device

  1. Connect your Apple iOS device to computer via USB cable.
  2. Launch iTunes and backup your device.
  3. Close iTunes app and disconnect your device.
    Put your iPhone or iPad to recovery mode.
  4. Open iTunes on Mac or Windows.
  5. Connect your iPhone or iPad to computer via USB cable.  iTunes will show your device in recovery mode.
  6. Restore your device as new. It will erase every data in your phone. Restore data from backup.

Fix 6 : Uninstall security software

Uninstall 3rd party security software like Antivirus.

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