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My Apple Mac does not want to charge. Updated 2023

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My Apple Mac does not want to charge. Updated 2023


The charging system consists of four components:

– The Battery stores power (charging) and provides power (discharging).

Charger that delivers power to your MacBook and its battery.

Charging circuit that converts the charger voltage to turn your Mac and charges the battery.

System Management Controller (SMC) chip controls the behavior of the charging circuit.


Steps to follow to determine power-related issues:

1. Check the charger output voltage to ensure your charger is working properly. Using generic chargers can also be detrimental to your Mac.

2.  Inspect the charging port on your Mac to ensure that it has no dirt or burned marks as it can attract debris due to its strong magnetic attraction.

3.  Ensure that the battery connector that connects the battery to the logic board is working.

4.  Replace a faulty battery if you receive any of the following notifications.

–  Service Battery

–  Replace Soon

–  Replace Now

–  No Battery Available

5.  If your Mac has been exposed to liquid the SMC chip cannot talk to the battery indicating that no battery is found.

6. Even if your battery shows normal and fully charged as soon as you remove the charger it will turn off.


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