MacBook is arguably one of the finest computers ever made. One of the USPs of macOS is that it runs smoothly, and users don’t have to worry much about the system breaking down. But does this mean Mac is immune to issues? Unfortunately, the answer is no because Macs are machines, and they tend to incur problems now and then. Let’s discuss some of the most common problems Mac users face and their quick resolutions. 

1.The Mac is frozen 

The Mac gets frozen when the system runs more applications than what it can handle, there’s a system file error, or the storage is full. Here are a few things you can do if your Mac is unresponsive:

  • Force Quit the running apps by holding the Options button on the keyboard and clicking on all the app icons from the dock. 
  • If the mouse cursor is unresponsive, press and hold the Option + Escape + Command keys, and you’ll get the Force Quit Menu on the screen. Shut down the apps that are taking too much memory and space. 
  • Hold the power button and restart your computer. 
  • If the issue persists, reset the NVRAM and SMC. 

2.Error Code 43

Before fixing the issue, it is important to know what is error code 43 on Mac. The error code 43 flashes on the Mac screen when users move files from one location to another or delete them from Trash or the storage. You’ll see the message, “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found.” The error stops the deletion or transfer of files. 

While the error code 43 takes place any time, it is typically observed when moving files from a USB drive. For example, you can get the error while deleting files from a pen drive. 

Besides this, the error might be caused due to problems related to the hard disk partitions on your Mac. 

Some ways to fix the issue are forcefully quitting Finder, resetting the NVRAM and PRAM on Mac, getting rid of locked files from Trash, and fixing the Mac Drive with Disk Utility. 

3. The screen keeps flickering 

A flickering Mac screen is a source of annoyance, and it can strain your eyes. These flicker issues might be intermittent dimming or a complete loss of resolution. There are a couple of things you can do to resolve the issue. 

  • Check the screen for physical damage and if the screen seems fine, try the next steps. 
  • Minor flickering issues can be solved by resetting the NVRAM and PRAM. 
  • Check for macOS updates and if there are any, install them. 
  • Are you using Firefox or Chromium? Both these web browsers are known to cause flickering problems in Macs. Try removing these programs or disabling them to fix the issue. 
  • Start up your Mac in safe mode to see if you can isolate the app causing the problem. 

4.Cannot share files via AirDrop

Not being able to share files with your iPhone or iPad via AirDrop? If so, the issue might result from your mobile device and Mac not being connected to the same network. To share files without any hassle, ensure your iPhone/iPad and Mac use the same connection. Being on the same network would mean successful pairing of the devices.

5.The Mac isn’t charging when plugged in 

Start by checking the basics. Ensure the outlet is working, everything is plugged in, and check the cable and charger for any signs of damage. Also, remember Macs and chargers can overheat, and to change properly, they need to cool down. 

If checking the things mentioned above doesn’t help, restart your Mac, apply software updates (if any), and reset the SMC and PRAM settings. 

Still no luck? Press down the Options key and click the battery icon on the menu > go to the Advanced options in the menu > check if the menu says service or replace your battery. In that case, you have to take your computer to the store and let a technician take a closer look.

6.Black screen

When the OS fails to load, a black screen will appear in front of you. There might even be a few different colors like grey and blue screen. No matter the screen color, the steps to fix the issue are the same. 

  • Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds, which will shut down your Mac. Restart your computer and see if the problem persists. 
  • Boot your Mac in safe mode, which will detect boot problems automatically and even solve them. 
  • Access the recovery mode to check the tools in the disk utility section. 


These are some of the common issues faced by Mac users and their quick fixes. If the solutions do not work, check