Let’s face it! An Apple wireless charger for regular the Apple MacBook or the Apple MacBook Pro isn’t coming anytime soon. Therefore, we are stuck with wires to charger our beloved laptops. Unfortunately, we are also stuck with all the problems that the wire of a MacBook charger is likely to produce.
If your MacBook Pro battery is not charging, there is a great likelihood that your Apple charger isn’t functioning properly. So don’t go running to buy a MacBook Pro battery replacement just yet! Allow us to help you assess the problem and find a solution at the lowest possible cost.
In the list that follows, you will find steps that will help you determine the exact issue with your MacBook Pro charger and solve it. Buy replacements should be the last thing you do! So read through.
Make Sure It’s the Charger
Granted, the issue of your MacBook battery not charging might not be related to the charger at all. Therefore, you need to take certain steps to ascertain whether the charger is the one to blame or not.
Put the charger in a different outlet, one that you are sure functions properly, and see if the LED indicator on your charger will turn on. Another step to take is to borrow the charger from a friend and test it.
The problem with your charger can either be related to the cable or the adapter itself. Doing this will give you a clear idea about what you need to replace: the full MacBook pro charger or just the cable, for example.
Your MacBook book charger is working fine; however, your MacBook Pro battery refuses to take the juice. Well, you might want to consider grabbing a cloth and doing some cleaning.
Constant use of laptops, such as MacBooks, makes the liable to amass their fair share of dust and grime. These substances can and do make their way to your ports. If you check your once new MacBook ports you will find that time has treated them with a layer of dust and dirt.
If the buildup if extensive, it will stop the charger from making the proper electrical connection needed. Therefore, you need to get some cotton and start cleaning all of your ports.
See if There Is Any Physical Damage
Apple chargers are famous for physical damage, especially their cables. Such damage could be responsible for the mac charger not working, so you need to check your charger for any such thing.
When you do, you are likely to find two types of damage: one, a prong and blade damage; two, strain relief. The former refers to the type of damage that happens to the metal prongs and blades that the charger uses—for example, it could become loose.
The latter refers to an annoying damage that happens to the head of the charger: it starts to slowly come because of wear and tear.
Check If There Are Overheating Problems
Unnatural heating of the MacBook Air charger, for example, could be responsible for the MacBook Air battery not charging. Apple chargers have been built with a failsafe that allows them to shut off automatically if they sense that there is an increase in temperatures.
Therefore, the issue of your mac charger not working might be related to where you put your charger when you’re trying to charge your MacBook.
For example, putting it under blankets or in the sun will cause it to overheat and shut down completely. Choose a well-ventilated place with a reasonable temperature and designate it as your MacBook charging place.
See If There Is Line Noise
Your MacBook battery might not be suffering from a charger that isn’t working; it could be suffering because of line noise, which hinders electricity from properly reaching your MacBook Pro battery, causing all the annoying trouble we’ve been trying to fix.
If you suspect that this might be the issue, unplug your Apple charger from the power outlet and put it to rest for a period of 60 seconds. Try the charger in some other outlet.
If it works, then you need to stop charging your MacBook in the place where there is line noise. The issue will persist if you don’t change the place.
Perform a Reset for Your Battery and Settings
This is the final step you can perform before going for that MacBook battery replacement, especially if the charger seems to function just fine.
If you happen to own an old MacBook, then you can rest the battery by taking it out of the device and letting it sit without any power for a while. Unfortunately, the latest MacBooks have a unibody design, which doesn’t allow for easy access to the battery.
However, don’t worry! There is a solution. Go to the settings app on you MacBook and reset your computer’s PRAM and SMC, which are how your MacBook is able to manage power, among other things.
This has been it. If your MacBook Pro battery is not charging, you need to perform all the previous steps before you consider buying a new battery for your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, because MacBook battery replacement costs run very very very (!!!) high.
Before you go, tell us in the comments below if you’ve ever had problems with your MacBook charger and what you did to solve them.