Common MacBook Air Problems and Their Solutions

If you are using a MacBook Air, you may face some critical issues but you don't know how to fix them. Here we have mentioned the 7 most common MacBook Air problems and explained how you can solve them.
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How to Solve MacBook Air Problems

7 Most Common MacBook Air Issues and How to Solve Them

We all hate it when our laptops go unresponsive without any prior sign. And, it is a regular fact that MacBooks are also prone to damage as they are made up of electronic components. On the other hand, experiencing trouble with macOS can be a big deal when you are in the middle of something important. However, some common MacBook Air problems can trap you in an infinite loop.

When you are confused about whether you should take your MacBook Air to a repair specialist or replace it, at first, you should take a deep breath. With time and the proper fixing techniques, you can resume your MacBook Air’s steady operation, and your MacBook will feel brand new. Here are some MacBook Air issues that you can address without a second thought.

1. MacBook Air not Turning on

This is the most reported trouble for any laptop across the world. Before you panic, go to laptop repair service providers to help you in this critical situation. First, check whether you have switched your MacBook Air on. For instant inspection, press the Caps Lock key and check if the indicator light works. Examine if the keyboard feels a bit warmer, or if you can hear any chime sound while turning it on. 

If all the answers remain ‘yes’, then there must be something wrong with your screen. Otherwise, you can try recharging your MacBook Air. Instances might hit when the device drains out all the power. Additionally, remove everything that is connected to the device. If these don’t work, professionals suggest a hard reset. Just hold down the Power button for at least ten seconds. Then, press the Power button again to check if it turns on the device.

2. Air doesn’t Stay Awake as soon as the Charger Disconnected

You might have just witnessed a fully charged battery on your MacBook Air. Hence, you detach the charger from the device, and your MacBook Air goes blank. You had no idea that your MacBook Air’s battery had come to a dead end. A dead battery refuses to stay charged; whenever you disconnect the charger from the MacBook Air, it just turns off.

It would be better if you replace the battery under an expert’s supervision. However, the same problem might appear if the logic board fails to detect the battery inside your MacBook Air. Additionally, the battery might be working fine, but it fails to supply the computer. Therefore, an immediate and effective solution would be to keep the charger connected to the device when you are working on it.

3. Applications Stop Running

It's once in a while that your MacBook Air might hang. When your MacBook Air freezes, it simply indicates that the ongoing application stops responding at your command. Usually, you need to wait for the Mac and application to wake up from the slumber and let you perform eventually. However, you might find the chance to quit the application forcefully.

Get the Force Quit option by clicking the Apple icon at your top-left corner. Alternatively, you can simultaneously press and hold these three keys: Option, Command and Escape. Choose the application that fails to operate right now. If you want to release extra strain from the RAM of your MacBook Air, then consider selecting more applications from the list. 

4. Overheating

Generally, any computer or laptop gets heated up when the CPU takes too much load, or numerous applications run in the background. When applications are draining on the resources, it’s quite practical for your MacBook Air to turn hot. It would be easier to deal with the situation if you are aware of the application drawing too many resources. Click Go and then opt for Utilities. Under the Menu tab, you’ll locate the distribution of CPU resources and energy.

In case you find any program to occupy more CPU space than required, shut it down and after that, go with the Stop option. In case this trick doesn’t work, you should check whether the fans are working inside MacBook Air. For better results, seek help from Apple Diagnostics, then you can shut down the MacBook. Power it up and immediately press the D key, and wait until the diagnostics are complete.

5. MacBook Air’s Battery Drains out Too Fast

Countless MacBook users have complained about the same issue to us; so, you're not the only one who’s experiencing it. First, give your MacBook Air a Software Update, bring up the Dock and go with System Preferences. Under that, Software Update will be available. Don’t forget to restart your device before you expect a satisfactory result. 

Additionally, you can check out which application is drawing more energy from the battery. Click the Battery icon to discover that. Here, resetting the SMC might help to resolve the issue. If your MacBook Air is without a T2 chip, then follow the instructions:

  • Select the Apple icon from the menu bar, and go with Shut Down.
  • After it turns off, you need to press and hold these buttons: Shift, Option, Control, and Power. Hold them for at least ten seconds.
  • Finally, tap the Power button to complete the task.

If your MacBook Air comes with the T2 Security Chip, then here’s the guide for resetting the SMC:

  • Shut your MacBook Air using the Apple icon from the menu bar, then go for Shut Down.
  • You have to unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet.
  • Wait for 15 seconds; after that, plug the cord back to the outlet.
  • Wait for an additional five seconds before you press the Power button of your MacBook Air.

Hopefully, these tricks would resolve the issue.

6. MacBook Air Display Glimmers

MacBook Air is well-known for its magnificent display and outstanding resolution. However, screen flickering might appear at any time, and the most probable cause behind it can be physical damage. So, if your MacBook Air has gone through any physical damage or massive drop-out, then it’s better to go for expert guidance. Otherwise, you might reset PRAM/NVRAM. 

Minor flickering problems can be solved with the resetting process. On the other hand, working on Firefox or Chromium might indulge in screen flickering. Check if the issue persists after you shut down these programs. If nothing appears to be useful, opt for Safe Mode. In case the screen still flickers, then the screen might be damaged. Well, you can inspect if any macOS software update is available.

7. AirPrint doesn’t Function

Most of the Wi-Fi-enabled printers are compatible with the AirPrint feature. However, if you can’t access Air Print to print your essentials through MacBook Air, don’t freak out. Third-party applications might be restricting AirPrint from functioning properly. Check the App Store and notice if there's any update available regarding the printing application.

Additionally, make sure that the printer has acquired an updated version of the firmware. Meanwhile, don’t ignore the connection between your printer and MacBook Air. For better results, restart every device, and check every connection and settings after performing a Hard Reset on MacBook Air and Printer.

Finally, Keep Network Connectivity Intact….

We have found that occasional software updates can mend a handful of issues appearing in MacBook Air. Therefore, ensure that your MacBook Air has a stable network connection. If you’re connected to a Wi-Fi connection, and it’s not working, restart every device. Or, you can also connect to the 5GHz band, if available.

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