MacBook Says ‘Not Charging’: Know Why
When you turn on the battery health management, you might encounter an error message ‘Not Charging’ in the status menu of the battery. Also, the batter’s charging level might seem to reduce temporarily.
According to Apple, it is normal and this battery management optimization is required for optimal charging, and after a few minutes, everything will be back to normal. However, millions of Apple users have complained that their device continuously refuses to charge.
Also, due to several factors, you might see the Not Charging message on the LED screen- like, broken connection, overheating, incorrect settings, battery critical situation, and hardware problems.
Fortunately, if you can resolve the problem by associating with MacBook Repair Dubai to overcome the situation. Also, here we have discussed the easy techniques suggested by Apple.
Effective Way to Solve Charging Issue
According to Apple, if you encounter the ‘Not Charging’ message on the display, you shouldn’t be worried about it. In a recent statement, Apple makes it clear that soon they will come with a better notification- such as, ‘battery extender mode’ so that users don’t think that there’s something wrong with the device.
However, if the error message continuously appears on the screen, as well as you can’t charge your device, then simply contact the experts of the MacBook Repair Dubai. Apart from this, here we have explained the top-notch solutions that you can try to resolve the problem.
- Check the Hardware parts
Now, if your MacBook battery is not charging, then we suggest you inspect the power cable. Also, ensure that when you connect your MacBook Pro to the computer, the power light is either amber or orange.
If you do not see any indicator light, it simply means that your device is not charging and reason can be a faulty cable. So, try to use a new cable. Besides, we suggest you inspect the power ports for the presence of dust. Also, see the MagSafe connector for any sign of dust. In case, you encounter debris within the MagSafe connector, take a clean toothbrush and carefully remove them.
Besides, ensure that the power outlet that you wish to use works fine. Also, check the MagSafe connector pins. We recommend you unplug the MagSafe adapter from the power source and clean it a few times.
- Restart your MacBook
Sometimes, the hardware that controls the charges gets frozen and because of this, your MacBook is unable to charge. In this case, restarting your device will be the best option for you.
To do so, first, head to the top-left corner of the screen and tap on the Apple logo. Hit the Restart option from the Context menu. After rebooting your MacBook, again try to charge it.
- Check the Battery Health
In case, you continuously use your MacBook, then the battery might wear out faster than expected. Hence, we recommend you to check its status. Else, you might plug in the charger but your MacBook will refuse to charge.
So, to see the battery health status, you need to press and hold the Alt key. Then, from the menu bar select the battery icon. After that, you will be able to view the battery status.
- Normal: Your MacBook battery works properly
- Replace Soon: The battery-less hold the charges and you have to immediately replace it.
- Replace Now: You need to replace your battery as early as you can.
If you see the Replace Now status, then replace your battery.
- Search for an Update
Occasionally, a new update can fix the problem. So, switch to the Apple menu and click on the About This Mac option. In addition, hit the Software Update option.
Head to the System Preference first and from there tap on the Software Update option. Now, if an upgrade is available, the computer will automatically get updated, to the latest version. We also suggest you mark the box beside the ‘Automatically keep my Mac up to date’ for a future update.
- Reset the SMC
SMC or System Management Controller is responsible for management of the battery . So, in case, your MacBook is not charging, resetting the SMC might fix the problem. Keep in mind, the resetting procedure of a removable battery and the non-removable battery is quite different. Therefore, first, you have to determine whether you have a removable battery or a non-removable battery.
For a Non-Removable Battery
First, you should power off your device. Now, at the same time, you need to press the Shift & Control button and hold them for 10 to 15 seconds. Thereafter, release the buttons. Again, press the Power button in order to turn on your MacBook.
For a Removable Battery
In the beginning, turn off the MacBook and after that take out the battery. From the power source, remove the power cord. Thereafter, you must press the Power button for 15 to 20 seconds. In addition, release the Power Key and again put the power cord to the power source. Finally, Power On your Mac device.
In case, you have applied all these troubleshooting techniques but still, your MacBook refuses to charge, then it’s highly recommended contacting the MacBook Repair Dubai experts. Proficient experts can repair, replace or resolve the problem at the earliest.