Today my new MacBook Pro (15-inch 2017) arrived by FedEx. Nope, I didn’t take a picture or shoot an unboxing video. No time for that.
I purchased the MacBook from B&H Photo. Yes, yo can get the better Coffee Lake processor with more RAM and most likely a faster SSD in the 2018 model, but that was too far out of my price range. After I got over the initial hiccup with the setup (which is what this post is about), I am enjoying my new 2017 MacBook Pro.
While I was setting up the Mac, I received an error after connecting to my home Wi-Fi. A critical software update was needed but there was an error. I clicked Try Again, and everything seem to work. I was able to set up with macOS High Sierra and everything was good to go. Then I plugged in the charger, and nothing. No power, no chime, no change in the battery icon. Weird. I rebooted the Mac and the same error came back, and nothing was letting me get past it. I found a discussion on an Apple Community and it resolved my problem.
Here are the steps and the link to the article I found:
- TURN OFF MAC, REMOVE USB-C POWER SUPPLY CABLE AND ANY PERIPHERAL
- WAIT 10 SECONDS
- PRESS SHIFT + CONTROL + OPTION + POWER FOR 10 SECONDS
- WAIT 5 SECONDS
- CONNECT USB-C POWER SUPPLY
- POWER ON.
Minor issue fixed! I am able to charge the Mac, update to macOS Mojave, install almost all of my apps, setup iCloud, and a few other things.