Is that Mac completely dead due to a severe failure, or could it just be in DFU mode? They aren’t easy to distinguish on most Macs.
New series aimed at troubleshooting Apple silicon Macs, with additions for recent Intel models. You’re invited to contribute your experience and knowledge please.
What should you do if a firmware update goes wrong? Here’s a guide to avoid panic, whether your Mac is Intel, has a T2, or M-series chip, and for Studio Displays.
To boot from an external disk, Apple silicon Macs need them to have an Owner. Here’s how to investigate ownership, and how it works.
From choosing cables and hubs to connecting displays, fast SSDs and other devices. Everything you wanted to know about Thunderbolt.
Apple silicon Macs are better-equipped to prevent and deal with disaster. Restoring in DFU mode is extremely unusual, and more powerful than anything you can do with an Intel Mac.
The M2 Pro and Max gain an extra two Efficiency cores, compared to their M1 equivalents. What effect will that have on their performance, and what of the M2 Ultra?
If there’s a problem, you may try Recovery mode. What do you do when that proves to be a problem? Solutions for Intel and Apple silicon Macs.
Is reinstalling macOS still a useful solution to problems? What about installing macOS updates, or resetting the NVRAM and SMC?
Rosetta 2 is key feature for the transition to Apple silicon, and is also available to run Intel x86_64 binaries in virtual macOS and Linux (in Ventura).