Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac
By Joe Kissell
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Released: May 2009
Pages: 90

Learn how to solve any Mac problem with Joe Kissell's expert advice!

We may love our Macs, but they can still suffer significant problems. In this essential guide from best-selling author Joe Kissell, you'll learn 17 basic troubleshooting procedures and how to solve 9 common problems, along with an easy-to-follow way to troubleshoot novel problems. Whether your Mac won't turn on, experiences kernel panics repeatedly, or is glacially slow, this book has the calm, friendly advice you need to find a solution.

Following in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed books Take Control of Mac OS X Backups and Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac, Joe starts by helping you prepare for trouble. You'll learn how to prevent problems from occurring, what tools you'll need to diagnose and fix problems, and the key troubleshooting techniques and solutions for common problems.

You'll also learn how to handle problems that include:

  • Your Mac won't turn on.
  • Repeated kernel panics.
  • Abnormal slowdowns.
  • Emptying the Trash when the Finder balks.
  • An application grinds to a halt.
  • An application crashes.
  • Recalcitrant keyboards and mice.
  • A dead Internet connection.
  • Printing doesn't work.
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