Why My Macbook Is Not Charging?
When someone trip over the charging cable of a traditional laptop, it usually ends in an ugly situation. Most tripping accidents end up damaging the laptop or worse, resulting in injuries. For this reason alone, Magsafe was invented by Apple to prevent these accidents from happening. Magsafe itself is brilliant because it securely connect your Macbook via a secure magnetic latch. When someone trips over the charging cable, the magnet automatically disconnect the cable, preventing the person from falling as well as causing damage to your Macbook.
As with any components that are subject to wear and tear, your Magsafe may one day stop charging your Macbook battery. If it ever happens, be sure to check out our steps below on diagnosing the issue and try out some of the easy fixes we’ve listed. Most issues are easily fixed however if it does not, then your best choice is to pay a visit to any local stores that does Macbook repair in Singapore. Do not attempt to repair the Magsafe by yourself as it may cause injury or permanent damage to your Macbook!
Step 1: Ensure that the Magsafe is securely latched to your Macbook
It goes without saying that the first thing you should check is if the cable is securely connected to the latch. The charging cable automatically connect to the charging port with a satisfying click sound. If it does not, then perhaps try disconnecting and connecting to the charging port manually. If it does not emit any lights then you should immediately suspect that the power wall outlet may be damaged. To eliminate this issue, find for another power wall outlet and try again.
Aside from eliminating power wall outlet issue, you should check the condition of your Magsafe adapter too! Most people do not realise that their Magsafe is damaged unless they inspect closely. This is not strange since cables are susceptible to wear and tear. The charging cable may get torn or damaged from frequent use. If you notice any damage to the cable, stop your work, disconnect the power outlet and replace the adapter immediately. Remember to replace these essential component with Genuine Apple parts!
Step 2: Check the Charging Port
Many of Macbook customers do not realise this, but due to the magnetic characteristic present in the charging port, the port may accumulate dirts or debris that can prevent the adapter from securely connected to your Macbook. Your next step should be to check the charging port and ensure that there are no obstacles preventing the adapter from connecting to your Macbook. In our experience, some end up having a small part of a paper clip stuck in the magnetic charging port. No wonder the Macbook won’t charge!
If you notice dirts or debris that can potentially prevent your Macbook from charging properly, use a clean and dry stick to remove them from the port. Then try to connect your adapter to your Macbook again to see if it still charges.
Last Resort – SMC Reset
If you’ve performed the above steps and your Macbook is not charging, you can resort to resetting your Macbook SMC. A reset to SMC may help to restore functionality to your Macbook, especially if it’s related to power or hardware issues.
To learn how to reset SMC, you can view our previous article covering SMC.