Users' questions

Why is my MacBook Air charging port not working?

Why is my MacBook Air charging port not working?

Check the power outlet If your Mac still won’t charge, shut down your Mac and close the display for 30 seconds, then open the display and try to charge your Mac again. If you’re not using a Mac with Apple silicon, reset the SMC.

Why is my USB adapter not working on my Mac?

The Solution to No-Cause Random USB Failure on a Mac: Resetting SMC. Shut down the Mac and connect the power cable. Hold down Shift+Control+Option+Power concurrently for a few seconds, when the light on the power adapter blinks or changes colors you’ll know SMC reset is complete. Release all keys at the same time.

Why is my USB to USB-C adapter not working?

If you experience this problem, try connecting the USB-C to USB Adapter and USB device through a USB hub. If there is insufficient power, please use a self-powered USB hub. Also, the computer may recognize the device if you connect it to a different Thunderbolt port or reverse the sides of the Thunderbolt connector.

Why is my MacBook plugged in and not charging?

Faulty chargers, faulty batteries and incorrect SMC data account for the majority of MacBook not charging problems. If you notice the Battery Status menu says Not Charging, and the message disappears later, your MacBook should be fine.

How do I reset my USB ports on my MacBook Air?

Press the (left) Shift + Ctrl + Option keys and the power button at the same time, and hold them down for a few seconds. You should see the light on the power adapter change colour or blink to indicate the SMC has been reset. Release all the keys and the power button.

How do I charge my MacBook Air with USB?

The battery in your MacBook Air recharges whenever the MacBook Air is connected to power, unless you have options set. Charge the battery. Connect your MacBook Air to a power outlet using the included USB-C Charge Cable and 30W USB-C Power Adapter.

How do I reset my USB-C port on Mac?

Try doing a soft reset

  1. Click the  Apple menu in the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Click Shut Down….
  3. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.
  4. Release the power button.
  5. Wait a few seconds.
  6. Press the power button again to turn on your Mac.

Can you charge a MacBook Air with a different charger?

Apple MacBook laptops only support USB-PD for charging, and using anything other than a USB spec cable will not charge the laptop faster.