Apple, How to's, Macbook Repair

Common Macbook Air Problems and Solutions

macbook air problems and solutions, macbook air not turning on, getting turn off when device is disconnected, Flashing question mark on startup

Common Macbook Air Problems and Solutions

Here are some common MacBook Air problems and their solutions that we are going to talk about in this article. But before we move on to discuss some of the most common MacBook Air problems and how to fix them, we must first know a thing or about the Apple-produced laptop itself. The first generation of this laptop was first released on 15th January 2008. With a full-length keyboard and fully functional features encased within a body whose thickness was only 1.94cm, the MacBook Air the world’s thinnest laptop. Fully portable and convenient for everyday life. However, like every other laptop devices, the MacBook Air too have many troubleshooting issues that require repairs. Below we will look at some of those common issues like the device not powering on or the issue of MacBook Air Turning Off when charger is Disconnected or the device showing a flashing question mark on startup or the Mac showing a black screen and how to fix them. These fixes will be applicable to all the MacBook Air models.

If you are looking for the best repair by certified Technicians, you can reach out to us.

MacBook Air Won’t Turn On

macbook air won't turn on and how to fix it

Sometimes your MacBook Air gets suddenly dead and won’t start up or fails to power up when you press the power button. This is the most common booting problem when the MacOS does not boot properly or crashes and shuts down. In this article thus we will help you with a guide you on how to fix your MacBook Air that shuts down suddenly even when it is charged fully and the Battery is good. So here is what to do to fix your laptop.

RAM issues

This problem of your MacBook not turning up might be due to the RAM problem. You can understand this if your Mac beeps three times while starting up, with a black screen and suddenly getting dead. As its Solution, unfortunately, a faulty RAM leaves you with no other option other than replacing the logic board or the motherboard of the MacBook itself. Since the RAM is soldered on to the logic board so, in order to fix the issue of MacBook not powering up, you will need to replace the board itself.

Bad power adapter

Another cause of the issue of MacBook not starting up can be due to the power adapter being bad. If your power adapter is bad, then your device won’t charge thus leaving your battery to lose its charge completely which will turn off the device while working. The MacBook Air comes with a special adaptor with an angled connector. Here, in order to diagnose the bad power adapter, the battery has to have a good amount of charge in it. In other words, the battery’s charge is too low then the diagnosis of the adapter would be difficult. To test whether the power adapter is problematic or not, borrow either a fully working battery or a power adapter and use it in your MacBook Air. If you still face the same issue then the problem is in the MacBook Air logic board or the motherboard and in order to fix this issue you will need to replace the motherboard itself.

Thermal Sensor Issues

The thermal sensor issue on the MacBook Air may also be responsible as to why the MacBook won’t turn on. You will know this if you find that the fans are running at high RPMs and yet the laptop is not booting. In this case, it should be certain that there is a problem with the Thermal Sensor. In order to fix this issue, the logic board or the motherboard of the MacBook Air should be replaced as the MacBook Airs house the thermal sensors on the logic board.

Bad logic board

If the above steps don’t fix your problem, chances are the motherboard itself is at a major fault. You will know this if your laptop beeps 9 times during startup. In order to fix this problem with the logic board, you will need to replace the MacBook Air logic board itself.

If you are looking for the best repair by certified Technicians, you can reach out to us.

MacBook Air Turns Off When Charger is Disconnected

mac shuts off when charger is disconnected and how to fix it

You might sometimes face the problem when despite having a fully charged battery your MacBook Air turns off when the charger is disconnected. This is one of the most common MacBook Air problems faced by a user that requires a solution, whether you are using a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro that makes you wonder why does my MacBook Air shuts off when I unplug the charger even though the battery is good. In this case, usually the sudden shutting off of the laptop once the power cord is disconnected is caused due to some of the issue that I will mention below and through this article I would like to provide a helping guide as to how to fix this issue of the MacBook Air randomly turning off immediately after the charger is removed.

Dead battery

The cause of this problem of MacBook Air turning off when the charger is disconnected is mainly due to a dead battery. If your laptop’s battery is dead then your computer will run fine when it is running using a power adaptor but will immediately turn off when the power adaptor is unplugged. You will know that the battery of your MacBook is dead if it shows symptoms like, it may not accept a charge (this, however, can also be a logic board problem) or the computer may not recognize the battery, or the battery may be recognized as charged but fail to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged. In order to fix this issue of MacBook turning off when the charger is disconnected, you will need to replace the battery of your MacBook Air.

If you are looking for the best repair by certified Technicians, you can reach out to us.

We Repair All The MacBook Air Models

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2009) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) Repair & Services
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) Repair & Services

MacBook Air Showing Flashing Question Mark on Startup

air flashing question mark on startup and how to fix it

In this article, we are going to discuss how to fix the issue of a flashing question mark folder that appears during startup on your MacBook Air screen. This flashing question mark on startup error is one of the most common problems of MacBook Air and through this article, we will guide you to its solution. So if a flashing question mark on startup appears when you start your Mac here is what you need to understand. The computer displays the flashing question mark on startup when it can’t find a bootable operating system.  The cause of this could be that the following, either your OS is corrupt or your laptop doesn’t have enough RAM or your hard drive is failing. So below are the steps you need to do to fix a Mac with a flashing question mark error.

Bad operating system

A bad operating system is one of the greatest cause of the issue of MacBook Air showing a flashing question mark on startup when you start the computer. In this case to fix the issue, first, try booting off an OS CD. Run Apple’s Disk Utility and try to repair the disk. If this fails, then you will need to reinstall your operating system. If you can, erase the hard drive before reinstalling the OS.

Not enough RAM

This cause is quite rare but sometimes if you have insufficient RAM on your computer to boot the operating system, you may get the flashing question mark. As a solution to this problem, you will need to either install more RAM or downgrade to an older operating system. OS X 10.5 requires 512 MB RAM, and OS X 10.6 requires 1 GB RAM.

Bad hard drive

Sometimes the hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged as a result the laptop is showing the flashing question mark error while booting. In order to fix this issue, you should follow the following steps. Firstly, If the hard drive has been erased, then you will need to format it as HFS+ and reinstall your operating system. If the hard drive is corrupted then you will need to replace it. Failing hard drives can display intermittent data corruption before failing completely. Moreover, they often gradually get louder and start to click. So, if your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, make sure you back up your data immediately and replace the hard drive before it crashes completely. Remember, the Original version of MacBook Air has a different hard drive connector than the Late 2008 and Mid 2009, so be sure to select the right drive for your MacBook Air model.

If you are looking for the best repair by certified Technicians, you can reach out to us.

MacBook Air Black Screen Error and Unresponsive

macbook air screen goes black and unresponsive and how to fix it (1)

This problem of MacBook Air booting to a black screen is an error that is also recognized as the Black screen of death error. Sometimes you might find that your MacBook Air shows black screen and becomes unresponsive thus leading to a black screen death when you start the computer or while everything seems to be running. Here is why and how this happens and how to fix a MacBook when the screen goes black and unresponsive.

Display

This Black screen error is mostly caused due to display or the screen problem of the MacBook Air. In order to fix this issue of the MacBook screen going black, you will need to install a replacement display. However, if this still doesn’t solve your problem, you need to replace the logic board to repair MacBook Air Black screen.

If you are looking for the best repair by certified Technicians, you can reach out to us.

MacBook Air Bluetooth or AirPort Problems

mac bluetooth problems and fixes

Through this article, we are going to discuss how to fix MacBook Air Bluetooth Problems. Sometimes you might find that your Mac laptop is showing some connectivity issues and is often displaying “No Hardware Found” message or if you are using Apple’s AirPort devices like AirPlay and the AirPlay Stops, Stutters or Plays Intermittently then you will need to fix the Bluetooth and AirPort problems of your device. Here are steps that show you the causes and how to diagnose and resolve Airport/Bluetooth Issues in your MacBook Air.

Loose connector cable

In order to fix the AirPort/Bluetooth Issues which is a common MacBook Air Problem needing a solution, you will need to understand how to diagnose whether the board or the cable is the culprit. Here are a few symptoms that will indicate the problem.

  • The Bluetooth menu bar icon is grayed out or has an X through it
  • The AirPort menu bar icon is grayed out and has an X through it
  • The AirPort menu says “Not available”
  • AirPort no longer shows up under System Profile
  • There’s an initial message in system.log that indicates trouble with AirPort
  • The diagnostic utility reports no problems
  • Running System Profile from the installer disc still shows a missing AirPort

As a solution to this MacBook Air AirPort/Bluetooth Problems here is what you need to do. Sometimes the Bluetooth problem in the MacBook can be caused when the connector cable to the wireless board comes loose, in such case fixing the issue would be very easy. Here is what you need to do to resolve the Bluetooth problem of your device.

The Fix

  1. Take off the lower case.
  2. Look at the connector where the cable connects to the logic board. If you’re not sure whether it looks loose, it probably is loose. (When it’s connected, it’s clearly connected.)
  3. If the connector is loose, press down on it until it clicks tight. You don’t need to remove the metal clasp holding it (roughly) in place.
  4. If that one’s not loose, check the other end of the connector cable, on the wireless board. This is less likely to be the problem since there isn’t as much flexing at that point.
  5. Put the bottom cover back on.

If you are looking for the best repair by certified Technicians, you can reach out to us.

MacBook Air other Problems and Their Fixes

Ports/Audio

Another highly predominant problem of the MacBook Air is the problem with its Ports and Audios. Sometimes you will find that your laptop audio is not working and that your laptop’s audio is going Bad. In such cases, you will need to get help if the internal speakers on your Mac don’t make a sound. In this article, we will discuss what to do if your MacBook sound is not working and how to fix, if there is no sound on your Mac. Below is an easy fix to solve this common audio problem is Mac. Audio problems in Mac can be caused if your Mac loses USB or audio port functionality. However, these ports are a separate part from the logic board. So in order to fix this issue, replace the port hatch assembly. It is to be kept in mind, if you lose the use of another component of your computer, such as the display, battery, or even power, and replacing the apparently non-working part didn’t fix the problem, it is possible that the logic board may need to be replaced.

To wrap up our repair guide, we can only say that these are the most common MacBook Air problems and solutions. So if you are facing any such issue feel free to book a repair from us.

 

 

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *