The charger itself may be damaged. For example, if you installed RAM or swapped out a hard drive, you may want to try swapping back in the old hardware or just ensuring those components are securely seated in your Mac. If your Mac is stuck in a frozen state and not responding to power-button presses, you can fix it by cutting the power to it and forcing it to restart. On a modern MacBook without a removable battery, press the Power button and hold it down for ten seconds. If your Mac is running, this will forcibly cut the power to it and force it to restart.
On a Mac desktop iMac, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro , unplug the power cable, leave it unplugged for ten seconds, and then plug it back in. In some cases, you may need to reset the system management controller SMC firmware on your Mac. On current MacBooks without a removable battery, plug in the power cable. Release all four buttons at the same time, and then press the Power button to turn the Mac on.
On MacBooks with a removable battery, unplug the Mac from its power source and remove the battery. Press the Power button and hold it down for five seconds. Release the Power button, reinsert the battery, plug in the Mac, and press the Power button to turn it back on. Plug it back in, wait five more seconds, and then press the Power button to turn the Mac back on. To access recovery mode, boot your Mac up.
You should try to press these immediately after you hear the chime sound.
However, it won't charge it any further. So, if the computer is used without the cord, thus, using battery, that's it I've replaced the charger and that didn't work. I also replaced the battery, that also did not work. I then replaced the charge port and still, no luck : What is my next step? This computer was too expensive in my opinion to give up and I'd rather not have to get a new computer or take it to a shop. I can take pictures if desired.
If anyone believes they have the solution and can give me a list of what I need and how to do it I'd be much appreciative. I've done all of this with no result. The charging port is also brand new. I reset the SMC numerous times thinking I just wasn't doing it right. It just is not working. Yeah, I did that Everything is normal save for chargin with 0 watts.
Payam payam I had also experienced sometimes that the adapter enters some sort of protection mode if there is a problem in the outlet regulation. Robert says:. March 18, at am. My Macbook Pro suddenly shut down and is not turning on, no chime, no apple logo. February 12, at pm.
I can't screenshot it because I let my computer go to 0 percent thinking maybe letting the battery do a full cycle would help. But no :.
I really don't want to take it in and I've heard changing the chip on the logic board? I'm pretty sure that involves soldering. I'll do it if I see a step by step for it. Otherwise I don't feel advanced enough to do that myself. Getting someone else to would probably cost more than getting a new logic board and putting it in myself So, I downloaded coconut battery and realized something.
The new batter that I bought was manufactured I didn't know that was even possible? I mean, I have a mid macbook pro I would just assume the A batteries would be made respectively around that decade at least lol I don't know for sure but I am assuming li-ion polymer batteries self-discharge over time, lose their shelf life etc Oh, I also go my computer to run by taking the battery out Wow, amazing!
May 10 by Olivier. Ben benjamen Using the built-in keyboard, press Shift-Control-Option on the left side of the keyboard, then press the power button at the same time.
Hold these keys and the power button for 10 seconds. July 26 by Bailee Wright. Dan danj. Self employed contract worker. Lets give this gem of an app a try to see what your SMC services see: coconut Battery. Once you install it open the main screen and take a snapshot so we can see what you see as well. Paste it into a fresh answer. Martha Meilita. This literally works for me!
Disconnect the MagSafe adapter from the Mac and from the power outlet. If you 're still having problems and the Mac won't charge, the . I had the same problem : computer wasn't charging and had tried all of the above. Possible reasons why your computer won't charge: If your MacBook Pro battery is not charging, verify the power cable. Inspect every inch of.
Absolutely brilliant, I alway had to reset my SMC after I had switched off my Mac for any length of time, now I just warm up the box part of the charger, and hey presto the power comes on again. Payam payam In my case my macbook would not charge too and the light wouldn't come on.
When I connect my charger my battery percentage basically stays at the same percentage. I read somewhere that the problem may be that the charger gets too cold for it to work. That made sense in my case because I charged my macbook next to a big window with a bit of cold air coming in this is during winter time. What I tried is and this may sound ridiculous blow dry the block part and the connector part for a minute or 2 be a bit careful though and after doing that the light quickly turned green and charged my macbook. I don't think blowdrying the charger is a very good thing but I just wanted to quickly test if the charger being too cold was the problem.
I have read on others sites that people tried other methods to heat it up like sitting on it for 5 minutes or putting it under their armpit. I must say my charger turned on for just a couple of seconds but that atleast proved to me that the charger being too cold was the problem. It probably just turned on for acouple of seconds because I used my macbook in a room where it's pretty cold for a long time.
In other words, it's still too cold for it to work consistently.