How To Fix A MacBook Pro Not Turning On

Facing a MacBook not turning on is a big trouble, and it never occurs when you have time to face the issue. Here are easy steps that you can do to fix your MacBook or MacBook Pro not turning on. You don’t have to be an expert to fix this problem.

How To Fix MacBook Pro Not Turning On In 10 Seconds

With the new MacBook Pro, some users find that their MacBook Pro won’t turn on after putting it to sleep and it is connected to a dock. Here’s what you should do before doing complicated tasks.

  • Unplug all accessories on your MacBook Pro
  • Hold down the Power button for around 10 seconds.
  • Press the Power button again.
  • Wait for your MacBook Pro to turn on.

Although it doesn’t always work, this is the fastest way to fix a MacBook not turning on.

Try Safe Mode

Apple adds a special version of Mac OS that can boot up in case your Mac isn’t working right. If your MacBook Pro can boot into Safe Mode, you are halfway to resolving the problem.

  • Press the Power button and quickly press & hold the Shift button.
  • You will see the Apple logo appearing on your screen.
  • Keep holding the key till a login screen shows up

If it works, your device is now in Safe Mode and you can start fixing problems. If your MacBook Pro stopped switching on after installing something or making a major change, you should uninstall the app. After that, try restarting your device normally and check if your MacBook Pro turns on normally.

Reset SMC to Fix your MacBook Pro

Another method to fix your MacBook Pro is resetting the SMC, which is the abbreviation of System Management Controller. It manages many tasks for your Mac like the Power button or waking your MacBook Pro up when you open the lid.

If your MacBook Pro cannot remove the battery, here are a few ways to reset the SMC.

  1. Make sure your Mac has not an issue if it won’t turn on.
  2. Hold Shift + Control + Option keys and hold the Power button for 10 seconds.
  3. Next, release the keys, and press the Power button to check if it can turn on.

With the 2018 MacBook Pro model, the process is slightly different. You will have to shut down your device and hold the Power button for 8 seconds. Wait a few seconds and press the button again to switch on your Mac.

Although it won’t fix all problems, this is an easy step to fix your Mac.

Also read: How To Check If Your MacBook Pro Battery Needs A Replacement

Try Recovery Mode

It is a longshot, as it requires your MacBook Pro to turn on for it to work, but it’s worth a try before you look for professional help.

  1. Hold Command + R keys while pressing the power button.
  2. Release the power button, but still hold Command + R until the Apple logo appears
  3. If it works, your Mac will display a macOS Utilities menu.

From there, you can restore or reinstall macOS. Although all the above methods might not work, it is worth trying if you aren’t near a repair center.