Upon waking up one day, if you come to know that your beloved Macbook is not charging properly, it can be the most annoying thing to start your day with. Chargers are probably one of the most important things of our life these days and having a problem with it can be very costly to us. To be more specific, if your Macbook is not charging at all or is not charging well, here’s how you can diagnose and solve the problem.
Note: This guide is for out of order chargers only and if there is a problem with your machine’s charging jack, this won’t be the concerned article for you.
If you don’t know whether the problem is with your charger or the machine, check by connecting a different charger. If it works, obviously your machine doesn’t have a problem and it’s time for a little workaround. Once you have made it clear that the problem is with your charger, it’s time to know about the compatibility issues.
With advancement in battery and charging technologies, we have seen a number of power adapter models which have different input wattage which can be one of the reasons that your device is not charging. If you seem to be having the issue when you connect a charger that did not originally come with your Macbook, there is a pretty high probability of compatibility issues, so you better check the advised charger type for your Macbook either in the manual or online.
Dust Can Cause Problems
If your charger is compatible with your Macbook and still the problem persists, it can be the dust or dirt which is causing problems. Yes! Dust can actually be more devastating than you think. Look out for any dust or dirt on the ports and connectors and clean it up with the help of a cotton swab or just a simple piece of cloth. If the dirt seems a bit firm, try cleaning it with water or a cleaning liquid. Once cleaned thoroughly, give some time to it so that it dries off completely and then use it.
Overheating is one of the problems that mostly goes unnoticed as most of the people use their chargers while sitting out in the sun or sometimes, the adapter gets buried under loads of blankets and hence, it gets overheated. So, to avoid this problem, make sure that your adapter is not wrapped somewhere or exposed to the sun.