Macbook Pro Won’t Turn On: What You Must Do?

Apple products built to last longer and perform at its best. It fails to perform very rarely. There are minor system issues that let it fail to turn on, which are easy to fix.

If you have the Macbook Pro, then you may face so many problems in regards to the startup procedure. Let’s see what could be the reasons for Macbook startup failure and how we can fix it.

Macbook Pro Won't Turn On: What You Must Do?

Charger & Cables Check

If your Mac is not responding, then you need to check whether the power adapter is connected or not. It may be possible that your power adapter damaged or power cord broke down. The possibility of failure of the power plug also leads to startup interruption. Check to plug into the different power plug.

If your Mac battery drowns entirely, you power it up, it fails. In such situations, start your Mac after plugging in to charge it. Check all the necessary cables to the different system hardware that are connected or not.

Start it in Safe Mode.

When Mac is not booting up, then you must have to look for the problems. And unless your Mac did not startup, you can not investigate the issues. The best solution for this is to start it in Safe Mode. Press the power button by holding the shift button until the login window appears. It will help you to open your Mac in Safe Mode and troubleshoot the problems. You can run the Verify Startup Disk Tool to solve the booting up problems.

Initiating Special Power Cycle

Mac booting process could be related to power flow to your Mac too. You have to start the “Special Power Cycle” to ensure proper power supply to your Mac. You might not know about it, but you can make use of special mode to power your Mac by following the below process.

  • Unplug the power cable from your Mac.
  • Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  • Keep holding and connect the power cable again.
  • Keep holding for more than 10 seconds.
  • Release the power button and start your Mac.

Troubleshoot Black Screen Mac Booting

Many times users face this issue of black screen Mac followed by reset password. The solution related to this problem is simple. It is showing you the dark black screen, but the screen is there. You have to look through the flashlight behind the Mac screen. Once you do that, you will see the screen and login window. After login, it will work as usual. It will work better if you do it in a dark room.

System Management Controller Reset

All necessary functions performed by your Mac are because of the System Management Controller. If you reset it, then might be the problems of Mac booting get fixed. You can follow the below steps for resetting System Management Controller in your Mac.

  • MacBook with Non-Removable Battery – Plug in the power cable. Press the Shift+Control+Option and then power button, hold it for 10 seconds. Release the keys and start your Mac as usual process.
  • MacBook with Removable Battery – Take out the battery from your Mac. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. Re-insert the battery and press the power button to start the Mac.
  • For Mac Pro or Desktop Mac – Remove the power cable from your Mac. Wait for 15 seconds and attach the power cable. Wait for 5 seconds and press the power button to start.

Troubleshooting with Recovery Mode

Apple provides one feature where you can avail of the recovery mode access and fix the issues about your Mac. It is pointless to use this mode if your Mac is not turning on. You can re-install your backup with Time machine option from recovery mode. The new updated Mac OS can be re-installed if it is not working, and running disk utility also help you to fix the problems.


To enter recovery mode, go to the Apple menu and click on the restart menu. After the startup sound, press and hold the Command+R button until the Apple logo appears. You have to wait sometimes to open the recovery mode window.

Above mentioned are the key checkpoints which can help you out with resolving the Mac boot-up issues. If still, the problem continues, then you must visit the Apple care center.

Let us know about your counterfeit with the same kind of issues with Mac. What are the measures and troubleshooting solutions that helped you? Drop your experience in the comment section down below.


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