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Rachel Gray

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If Your Mac Is Having Problems, Try Using This Built-in Diagnostic Tool By Sergio Velasquez No matter how well a computer was designed, there will be a time when you’ll experience technical issues, even on a Mac. Fortunately, there’s usually a solution for every problem, and tech issues aren’t any different. Software problems are easier to deal with. If it’s an issue with macOS, you can always update your Mac and see if Apple’s already fixed the problem for you. The same goes for any app on your Mac. And if everything fails, you can always restart your computer. Simple. But what about hardware issues? Where do you even begin looking for an issue if you can’t just open up your Mac? Plus, if you’re not that tech-savvy, it might be overwhelming.. Fortunately, Apple has already thought about this. And if you’re having hardware problems, you can always try to find the issue yourself by using Apple Diagnostics. What Is Apple Diagnostics? Apple Diagnostics is a feature that lets you scan your Mac for faulty hardware. This test will show you all of the hardware pieces inside your Mac that might have issues and will give you the information you need to understand the problem and fix it. Note that Apple Diagnostics is a feature that was integrated into every Mac model after June 2013. Older Mac models run a similar program called Apple Hardware Test (AHT). The AHT works similar to Apple Diagnostics, and it should give you the same information you need to fix your hardware issues. Before You Begin: Apple Diagnostics is pretty straightforward to use, but you’ll need to do a few things first. 1. First, make sure your Mac is on a hard flat surface with good ventilation. 2. Turn off your Mac. 3. Disconnect all external devices except for the keyboard, mouse, ethernet connection, if you have one, and the power connection. 4. Turn off any firmware passwords your Mac is using. With that out of the way, here’s how you can use Apple Diagnostics. How to Use Apple Diagnostics How you use Apple Diagnostics will depend on which Mac you’re using. If you have a Mac computer with an Intel Processor, here’s what you need to do: 1.Press the Power button on your Mac to turn it on. 2. Immediately after, press

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