Most Common Apple MacBook Problems and How to Fix

Apple MacBook lineup is one of the best laptops you can buy right now. But there is an exception to everything and Apple laptops are no different. In reality, we have heard a lot of problems users are facing with Apple laptop lineup.

The most recent problem lies in keyboard failure. Apple says that all MacBook models (2016 or newer) with butterfly keyboards could be vulnerable to the problem. However, there are still other problems we need to take a closer look at.

In this guide, we will show you the steps on how to fix MacBook keyboard failure and other problems. As usual, we recommend you now have a modern macOS update. Don’t rush to get macOS Catalina public beta as it possibly comes with bugs and errors. Apple still has a lot of work to do ahead of the official final release of macOS Catalina this fall.

Keyboard Not Working

All modern MacBook models, including MacBook Air, MacBook, and MacBook Pro now feature butterfly keyboards, promising a more comfortable typing experience. However, Apple’s butterfly keyboard has been met with negative reviews, with most users criticizing its key failure.

Apple says that all MacBook models may experience problems with the butterfly keyboard. To address the issue, Apple launched a keyboard repair program for its MacBook and MacBook Pro equipped with the butterfly keyboard. All MacBook owners affected by keyboard issues can visit an Apple retail store or Apple Authorized Service Center to receive free keyboard repairs. So, make sure you check your region for a nearby Apple Service Center.

If your warranty has expired, then MacBook keyboard replacement could cost up to $700, a staggering price for a laptop keyboard. To book an appointment at an Apple Store, you can visit here.

Are 2019 MacBook Pro Models Affected?

In May, Apple released a refresh to its MacBook Pro with Intel’s 8th and 9th-generation processors and third-generation butterfly keyboard. Apple says that the 3rd-gen butterfly keyboard uses a new material that helps to reduce the risk of keyboard failures.

2018 MacBook Pro keyboard parts vs 2019 MacBook Pro keyboard parts

However, it remains unknown what changes Apple made to the new keyboard. We decided to break down the keyboard on the MacBook Pro 2019 to see what’s inside. Indeed, Apple now uses polyacetylene membrane to cover the keyboard switches, allowing for smoother typing experience and more durability.

Logic Board Problem

Apple recently discovered a logic board problem in some 2018 MacBook Air units. The Cupertino firm is now launching a free repair program for any affected MacBook Air models out there. Apple is also sending emails to customers who are eligible for its repair program.

If you just received an email from Apple, then it’s time to bring your MacBook Air model to a local Apple Store to get a replacement for free.

MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 3 Issues

All modern MacBook Pro models now feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, allowing for faster data transfer and quick charge. However, using Thunderbolt 3 ports means that you will need an adapter to connect to old accessories with USB-A or Lightning ports.

Some Mac owners have reported that USB-C adapters drop Wi-Fi connection on their 2016 MacBook Pro. If you are one of those who are affected by the issue, then make sure you update your Mac. If the problem still persists, grab an Apple-approved adapter.

Popping Speakers

Back in 2016, reports said that the internal speakers of the MacBook Pro made a loud pop sound. Apple acknowledged the issue and addressed a fix. However, it appears that the problem still persists on modern MacBook Pro.

In reality, there have been reports that 2018 MacBook Pro is also facing issues with its speakers. If you are now running Windows 10 using BootCamp, then make sure you have the latest version on your machine and have a headphone plugged into the 3.5mm jack.

If the problem still persists, then bring your MacBook Pro to a local Apple Store to get support.

Are you experiencing problems with your MacBook Pro? Let us know in the comments below.

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