Battery not charging on MacBook Pro can be pretty frustrating. You get the MagSafe to charge your MacBook, but it won’t work. The light indicator should be in orange color, but if it is green or completely off, it means it is not charging. Or, the light indicator is orange, but the battery icon on your MacBook shows it’s not charging. How to fix these issues?
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Battery Not Charging On MacBook Pro – How To Fix It
Check The Power Outlet
Before we move to the troubleshot steps, try to charge your Mac using different power outlets or try using the same outlet for charging another device. If the electricity in your place had been cut while charging, try to unplug the MagSafe from the outlet, wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute and plug it back in.
Check your MagSafe, both the adapter and the cable. Make sure there is no damage on the adapter or the cable. Try to use another MagSafe to charge your MacBook Pro. If it’s working fine, you know the answer. It means you have to replace the MagSafe to the new one.
Clean The MagSafe Port on MacBook
Sometimes, the cause of battery not charging on MacBook Pro comes from a simple thing. One of the common ones is that something is stuck in the MagSafe port, like a tiny object or debris. Check and remove the objects from the port with a toothpick. When you are done, do the same thing to the MagSafe adapter. Do it gently and carefully.
Check Battery Health
Every battery has its cycle count. If your MacBook has reached its maximum cycle count, you have to replace it with the new one. MacBook Pro 2009 until 2018 models have the maximum cycle count up to 1000 times. You can check this information by opening Apple () menu and select System Information. In this pane, you can see the current cycle count and your battery condition. You might see one of these four battery conditions: Normal, Replace Soon, Replace Now, or Service Battery.
How to fix battery not charging on MacBook Pro if you have verified that the MagSafe and the battery are in normal conditions? You can try to reset SMC (System Management Controller). First, shut down your MacBook. Connect the MagSafe to a power source. Now, press the Shift (left side) + Control + Option keys and the power button altogether for about 4 seconds, then release them. Turn On your MacBook by pressing the power button.
If your MacBook Pro has a removable battery, you can reset it by removing the battery. After you take out the battery, press the power button for 5 seconds and put the battery back to its place. Last, turn on your laptop by pressing the power button. Before you perform this method, make sure to shut down your computer first. If you’ve never opened your MacBook before, it’s recommended to take your MacBook to Apple Authorized Service to help you reset the battery.