Are you wondering what you can do if your battery is almost dead and the charger of your MacBook Pro is not working? Keep reading to find out.
Why is your MacBook Pro not charging?
If your MacBook Pro is not charging, it might be a broken connection, improper settings, hardware problems, overheating, or a battery problem.
Start with the following recommendations before moving on to computer repair:
- Inspect the hardware
Check whether your power sockets are functioning correctly. Ensure that there are no breakages on the cable or dark stains on its surface. Is the cord damaged? It is likely to be the cause of the problem? Check the ports for any foreign objects or dust that might have accumulated. Debris that is blocking the connection can be removed with a toothpick.
- Check the Mac power adapter
Is your Mac battery not charging? Try removing the parts of your Apple adapter and putting them back together.
- Restart your MacBook
A simple reboot of your MacBook Pro might allow the hardware to rest and get your charger working again. Turn off your MacBook Pro. And turn it back on by clicking the Apple logo on the corner of the screen and then Restart.
- Cool your laptop
If your MacBook Pro is overheating, it could affect its battery life. When the thermal sensors in your MacBook Pro detect a sudden rise in temperature, they block access to the power supply. Is your computer hot when you touch it? Turn it off for a while or use an external fan to cool it down.
If you have run through all the steps above and still your MacBook Pro is not charging, you will need to get professional technical support to fix your battery.
Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on a removable-battery Mac
If you are really not happy about your MacBook Pro battery not charging, resetting the SMC could be a solution. The SMC is located on the Mac logic board responsible for battery management and the status indicator lights.
The age of your MacBook Pro will play a major role in the method you follow to reset your laptop’s battery. If your device is older than 2012, you will see a rectangular section on the bottom. This is where the battery is located. Here is what you do to reset SMC:
- Shut down your Mac
- Remove the battery
- Hold the power button for five seconds
- Reconnect the battery and turn your Mac back on
Reset the SMC on a newer Mac
If you own a Mac without a removable battery, you will be able to reset the SMC using a specific keyboard shortcut:
- Shut down your MacBook Pro
- Connect the Apple laptop charger
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Option and the power button together for four seconds
- Start up your laptop again with the power button
Check your battery health
If you use your MacBook Pro intensely, your battery might wear out faster. Thus, it is useful to keep a regular track of battery health. Hold the Option key while clicking the battery icon in the menu bar. Your MacBook Pro will be in one of four states:
- Normal: The battery is working well.
- Replace Soon: Your battery might need to be replaced soon as it’s holding less charge than it did before.
- Replace Now: The battery is not holding enough charge. You will need to replace your battery as soon as possible.
- Service Battery: Your battery has aged and is not holding charge at all. You will need to get it replaced to avoid damaging your MacBook.
If you see the Service Battery MacBook Pro signal, you will need to send it for PC repair.
If it seems like none of the steps has helped, you should consider bringing your MacBook Pro to get mobile computer repair. QuickTech provides computer repairs.
For further details on PC repairs, you can contact us at 1300 016 017.