How to Health Check your Apple Mac

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How to health check your Apple Mac: Is your Apple Mac running slow? In these uncertain times, when working from home is essential for most of us, your trusty computer playing up, is the last thing you need. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to check on how happy and healthy your hard drive and software is. This basic diagnostic test will let you know if the very slow loading times or glitches are something you can remedy at home, or problems that need more extensive work. Read on for more details.

What is Apple Diagnostics?

Apple Mac diagnostics is a platform that tests and offers solutions to your tech problems. Once the problem has been isolated (you have ascertained what part of your Apple Mac is experiencing problems) the diagnostics tool will help you determine when you need additional technical support.

Does every Apple Mac have it?

That’s a great question. Unfortunately, if your Apple Mac was built before 2013, it uses another form of diagnostics software called Apple Hardware Test. For more information on this, you can visit our blog here.

How do I use Apple Diagnostics?

It’s fairly simple (honestly). Disconnect from all your external devices – with the exception of your mouse, keyboard and screen. Check and make sure your Apple Mac is standing on a stable surface and has lots of ventilation.

Then, close down you Apple Mac. Wait thirty seconds, turn it back on, and immediately, depress the D on the keys. Hold it down until a message pops up on your screen asking you to select a language. Once Apple Diagnostics knows which language you want to programme to run is, a data bar will flash up. This tells you your Mac system is being analysed.

How long does Apple Diagnostics take?

The checking process will only take two to three minutes. Then, if problems are discovered, Apple Diagnostics lists certain solutions, and provides reference codes for each solution. It’s essential to note down the codes before taking any action.

What happens next?

After that, you have two options. You can decide to ‘run the test again’ or, you can opt for Command (⌘)-R. If all seems well, you can restart your Mac, or shut it down by pressing ‘S’

My Apple Mac still has problems

Don’t panic. There is probably a more complicated issue occurring that requires the assistance of a qualified Apple Mac engineer. As we operate a free delivery service, we can help. You can drop your Apple Mac to us, at our current, Ipswich, lockdown location, and we’ll contact you with a diagnostic quote on the issues, before we start any repairs.

Darcy Consulting Apple Mac repair services

Darcy Consulting Apple Mac Repair Services have been operational since 2017. Our expert technicians have over 20 year experience in Apple mac repair, and can manage problems as diverse as water damage and hard drive upgrades, to screen replacements and data recovery. Call us today on Ipswich 01474 845011.

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