My Mac is not charging: what to do?

Macbook not charging

A person usually buys a MacBook because of its feature of easy portability from one place to another. However, when the Macbook refuses to charge, it hampers the smooth working of the individual who uses it. A Mac can be plugged in whenever and wherever a person wants, and it can be used at the person’s will, but when the battery drains faster than usual, or the laptop is not getting charged, it almost turns into a desktop computer which was not what the customer had purchased it to be. The main reasons why Mac won’t charge are broken connections, incorrect settings, hardware problems, battery critical condition and overheating.

Macbook not charging

There are five ways to fix your Macbook if not charging:

Inspection of the MAC hardware physically

The first and foremost thing to do is inspecting the hardware such as the cables and the power source. They may be basic, but they usually turn out to be one of the biggest reasons why the Mac wasn’t charging. Check the cable properly for any damages and then try charging the Mac with a borrowed cable. Try the power sockets with other devices. If none of these ways work, then follow the next method.

Reboot the MacBook

As sometimes the apps of the Mac can be frozen, then so can the hardware that is responsible for the charging of your Mac. So a simple reboot may suffice in fixing your hardware problem and making your Mac work again

Look at the MAC battery health

The battery of a MacBook although stays for a long time can often get damaged after the Mac is intensively used. The status of the battery should always be monitored. Otherwise, a person might find himself in battery troubles at a wrong time. It should be specially observed when the battery isn’t charging even when it’s plugged in with a cable. To view the state of battery health press the alt key while clicking on the battery icon. There are four stages in which the battery power maybe- normal, replace soon, replace now and service battery. These instructions of the battery should be followed diligently for the laptop to have a long battery life.

Let the MacBook cool

Sometimes due to overheating the thermal sensors within the laptop detect a change in temperature and block out the charging in order to safeguard the computer against any damage. Let the Mac cool under a fan or by simply letting it be and if overheating was the reason of not charging, the laptop will fire up once again after being cooled.

Reset the system management controller

The SMC is responsible for the battery management, and its status indicating lights. So if the laptop is not charging, resetting the SMC might help.

While most of the times these instructions are enough to fix a faulty laptop that is not being charged, sometimes an internal issue is also a reason for the same problem. So if nothing of the above instructions work, take the laptop to a local Macbook repairing center .

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