Probably Apple Inc. is one of the best tech companies in the world, but still they cannot do miracles just yet. When buying a new product, a few know exactly how to use it properly. Therefore, you can do mistakes when using it. On the other hand, it is possible to know how that product works, but things can go wrong. iMac troubleshooting can be tricky and this is why you can find here a few things that can go wrong, and what can you do to fix them.
Turn it on
That should be the easiest thing ever. First, locate the power button and then press it. In case this doesn’t work and the battery isn’t charged, check if your iMac is plugged in or if the power source you are using is working.
After establishing a service with an Internet Service Provider, you can start connecting to the Internet over a LAN. In order to achieve that, connect your DSL modem or your Ethernet cable from a cable modem and your iMac might determine automatically the proper settings needed. If not, you will have to enter this information manually. There are other ways to connect to the Internet besides a modem. You can use AirPort application. Turn it on from the Applications menu and choose the name of the wireless network you wish to connect. Alternatively, you can use a Dial-up connection by establishing a dial-in number in your configuration. All Apple computers have a Network Setup Assistant, which will provide you help in every step of the way. If, from some reason, your Internet connection is not working, check your modem or even restart it, check your network configuration and use Network Diagnostics.
Of course, the first thing you have to do is creating a New Message from the File menu. After into the To field, enter the recipient’s address and start typing your message. Finally, click Send. When checking your mail, you can do that either manually or automatically. When checking manually, you’ll do that in the old fashioned way. However, if you want to set your Mail to check for itself new messages, choose from Preferences, Check for new mail. If your messages don’t get to their destinations, check your Internet connection or see the Connection Doctor for additional help.
Keeping your iMac in shape
When you connect to the Internet, regularly check for software updates to make sure that your system will run optimally. Organize your files so that you can have an easy access to them. Always back up your files to prevent losing them and name them so that will mean something to you when searching through them. Also regularly check for viruses. Although, Mac OS are pretty secure, they are not infallible. For the outside, use a soft and dry cloth to clean the dust and other dirt that might build up on your computer.
If the software comes on a CD, then simply insert it in your computer disc drive and the installer window will open automatically. When the software is a downloaded file ( .dmg file), usually the disk image will open it and install it after the download finishes. Every time you install new software, check if you have enough disk space. If not, maybe it is time for a general clean up.
Setting up a printer
The printer will be, most probably, automatically detected and installed by your Mac. Next, add the printer to the Printer List. You can choose some options for your printing and after, start printing your documents.
Insert the blank CD into the disc drive; add your files you want to burn, then choose the burning speed and click Burn.
If these tips don’t work or if they aren’t what you need, you can always check Apple’s homepages for more iMac troubleshooting.