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MacBook Won’t Charge: How to Fix It

MacBook users may face a problem when the battery fails to charge. In this article, we will explain the possible reasons why the MacBook battery won’t charge and how to fix this problem with our tips.

Why Your MacBook Won’t Charge

Some of the main reasons why your device won’t charge include the following:

  • the power adapter is not connected, connected incorrectly, or defective;the outlet doesn’t work or there is no electricity;software is outdated ;SMC malfunctions;power supply unit is overheated;the battery is worn out;the power port is dirty.

What to Do if Your MacBook Won’t Charge

You can solve the problem when your MacBook won’t charge on your own if the ports are not physically damaged. First, make sure that the power adapter is plugged into a working outlet, the ports are clean, and nothing is obstructing the contacts. Check if there is electricity in the mains and the power adapter is connected correctly. 

1. Make sure the adapter belongs to your MacBook and is in working order.

Inspect the power supply and cable for physical damage. If they are damaged, they should be replaced with new ones. If the power supply unit is hot, let it cool down and try charging the battery again.

2. Update the software

Check for updates in your MacBook’s system settings. Go to Software Update and install the latest version of macOS.

3. Reset the battery

This method may help pre-2012 MacBook models with a removable battery:

  1. Unplug the laptop from the power supply.Remove the battery.Press the power button for 10 seconds.Insert the battery, plug in the charger, and try charging your MacBook.
  2. 4. Reset SMC

The controller reset procedure differs depending on the processor. If you have a laptop powered by Intel:

  1. Turn off your MacBook.Connect the power supply to it.Hold down the Power button and Control+Shift+Option/Alt for 5 seconds.Turn on the device.

Owners of MacBook devices with the M1 chip need to turn the laptop on and off because the functions handled by the SMC are integrated into the processor in those models.

5. Check the condition of the battery

To find out the battery status, open the system settings and click on the Battery tab, where one of the statuses will be displayed:

  • Normal: the battery is in working order.Service recommended: the battery requires replacement in the near future.
  • 6. Check for applications that interfere with charging

Open CleanMyMac X, go to “Menu” and look under the “Memory” tab to see which software is consuming too much power. Close unnecessary applications that are running in the background. If it still fails and your MacBook won’t charge, you may need to replace the battery. Visit AppleParts to find genuine batteries for various MacBook models at affordable prices.Source: Appleparts Blog