MacBook Pro 2012 not charging!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harveyburger54, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. harveyburger54 macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2013
    Hi everyone,
    I'm having a major problem with my 2012 mbp 13". When I plug the charger in the light doesn't come on and the battery doesn't charge, it does however, stay at the same level but will drop if I unplug it. I know it's not the charger as I have tried others. Is it my battery or could it be software? I tried cleaning the port but to no avail

    Thanks for any help!
  2. LOLobo macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Try to make the connector closer to either of the "walls" on the macbook. I have this issue at times with my old 2010 MBP, and it starts charging after playing with it.
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    It sounds like you might have a flat battery. If you intend to change the battery yourself, you'll need a special screwdriver to remove it. You can find the instructions and the tools at Mac Sales ( sells a good battery and of course, so does Apple.
  4. harveyburger54 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2013
    My battery status shows fine using a health testing app, or will this not show that?
    I am in Taiwan for the next few months (from UK originally) so I try to find a website here. It may be worth upgrading in the end :/

    Thanks for your help btw!
  5. St13v13 macrumors newbie


    Mar 28, 2016
  6. MacEMT macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2016
    Even if your battery was shot, the MagSafe light should come on. I would try resetting the SMC, it's easy and free. To do that, connect the MagSafe adaptor to you powered off Mac. Press and hold left shift + control + left option + power button for 5 seconds. then power you mac back up, hopefully now charging your system.
    WARNING: This will reset any custom power options you have made back to default.

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