Troubleshooting Power Issues on Your Mac

Are you having trouble with your Mac's power? If pressing the power button on your Mac M1 or M2 doesn't open the startup options, or if your Mac doesn't turn on at all, no matter how many times you press the power button, it may be time to troubleshoot. The first step is to try a power cycle. To do this, press and hold the power button on your Mac for about 10 seconds. If you have a laptop with Touch ID, touch and hold Touch ID instead.

If that doesn't help, there are a few other simple things you can try. Check if the USB-C power adapter supplied with your Mac laptop is still working properly. If it's not charging, getting hot, or sparking, it may need to be replaced. If none of these steps worked, it's likely that your Mac has a hardware problem.

In this case, you should take it to a professional for repair.

Erma Paulk
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