Troubleshooting a Slow Mac Computer

by | Feb 26, 2021

When it comes to doing computer maintenance on a slow computer, I try to stick to the basics fundamentals. There are tons of paid applications and software tools that promise to fix your computer with little effort. I personally don’t have a lot of experience with them because I’ve seen them cause other problems while solving the original problem. I try to stick to manufacturer recommendations and tools or well known free tools that do a very specific function.

Before doing maintenance on a computer, make sure you have a backup of your data. Actually verify the most recent files you worked on show up in your backed up data. I will typically do a full backup to an external hard drive separate from any regularly scheduled backups I do before doing any major maintenance or an OS reinstall.

Here are some articles I found from manufacturer or reputable sites that talk about Mac maintenance & troubleshooting.

What to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac

Slow MacBook Air or Pro? Here’s 5 ways to speed up your Mac

What maintenance do I need to do on my iMac

If you have any additional questions, you can always give me a call at (855) 520-5200. Thanks and good luck getting the Mac back up to full speed.


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