Battery not charging since Mojave

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by thinkadam, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. thinkadam macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I have a late 17 MacBook Pro running the latest Beta 11 of Mojave.
    I noticed several times this week my battery was low and I always work plugged in.

    It seems the battery isn't charging always. I tried a few different USB C adapters...after playing around it seems charging once again begins.
    This morning my battery was at 19% even plugged in all night.

    Can this be a Mojave issue?

    Thanks
     
  2. DaniloGeekDude macrumors regular

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    By any chance, do you see "Service Battery" under System Preferences|Energy Saver?
     
  3. thinkadam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope. It was normal before I noticed this
     
  4. DaniloGeekDude, Sep 16, 2018
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    DaniloGeekDude macrumors regular

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    Ok, just wondering. There are third party software out there that can check and provide statistics regarding your battery. Such as iStat Menus, Battery Health. I use the former as it provides a lot more stats (cpu, process, etc.) than battery.
     
  5. Raadek macrumors newbie

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    Hi, just upgraded to OS X Mojave and my MacBook Pro (early 2015) does not charge. Got error message right after the upgrade - battery "replace now". Before that I easily had 6h of work on single charge.. Any suggestion ? This clearly seems to be "software" than "hardware-battery" fault. Thanks
     
  6. thinkadam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I

    Mine was similar; then 2 days later my logic board fried. Not sure if it was a conincidence or what. But I got it replaced.

    Also. Even with a brand new battery I get max about 3 hours.
     
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  8. TheNightbear, Oct 27, 2018
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    Same here... I've updated my Macbook Pro 2016 (Touchbar) to Mojave. I noticed that the battery was low after a few hours in standby. Down to 3% - I was able to boot and recharge the battery. Not today - the battery is not charging anymore. Tried SMC reset without luck. The battery was empty after 4-6 hours in standby (!) - while the macbook was connected to a monitor with power supply via usb c (!). This never happend with High Sierra.

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think this only happens if the lid was open during standby and never if it was closed.

    UPDATE (2018-01-09):

    I was lucky, my MacBook was just in the legal warranty period. And Apple changed my battery including motherboard and hard drive. Since then I haven't noticed any problems.
     
  9. numidian macrumors newbie

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    These appears to be a real issue at least for Macbook Pro w/ touch bar 2016. I had a series of failures this month on my machine, so Apple has essentially replaced the entire system without replacing it. Every was fine a day after getting it back. I upgrade to Mojave and suddenly it won't charge and completely lost the right rear USB-C port.

    If I reset SMC while plugged in, it will take a charge but won't if I unplug and replug, unless I reset the SMC again.

    Took it into Apple, they were baffled. They don't seem to know about the issue. They authorized a complete replacement since it was my 3rd time in this month.

    HOWEVER - as I wiped the drive, and reinstalled the base OS the sent it back with (Sierra) I notice it's charging just fine! Something is seriously wrong with Mojave and the IO board drivers maybe? Whatever it is, if you are experiencing this and out of warranty, I highly recommend you downgrade until Apple is aware of the issue and updates.
     
  10. the.registration, Nov 2, 2018
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    Similar issue here. Upgraded to Mojave yesterday.
    Today battery will only charge when machine is on standby, or off.
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016), With touchbar.

    iStatpro says battery health @89%

    Any solution?

    Edit
    SMC and PRAM resets fixed this.
     
  11. raynold2010 macrumors member

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    SAME HERE. Mojave 10.14.1
     
  12. rlopez4445 macrumors newbie

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    Gentlemen, we just discovered Mojavegate, I have a MacBook Air 11" with only 61 cycles. Will not charge, I have tried everything except replace the battery. 4 chargers, SMC, SMC extended reset. Discharge completely, battery conditioning. Apple Please Help! Is this planned obsolescence similar to the problem in iOS 11?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 18, 2018 ---
    Gentlemen, we just discovered Mojavegate, I have a MacBook Air 11" with only 61 cycles. Will not charge, I have tried everything except replace the battery. 4 chargers, SMC, SMC extended reset. Discharge completely, battery conditioning. Apple Please Help! Is this planned obsolescence similar to the problem in iOS 11?
     
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  15. hotswapster macrumors newbie

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    I also have this problem after upgrading to Mojave. My battery was replaced about 5 months ago and has been working with no problem (46 cycles). After following Apple's instructions to calibrate (which wouldn't really work because I couldn't charge to start with), I now get the Service Battery warning. SMC, NV and PV ram has all been reset and not made a difference. My assumption is the upgrade has prevented charging fro occurring due to recognising a different battery installed. However, I have nothing to prove this except for coincidence.
     
  16. TheNightbear macrumors newbie

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    Update:

    I was lucky, my MacBook was just in the legal warranty period. And Apple changed my battery including motherboard and hard drive. Since then I haven't noticed any problems.
     

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