Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Johnnyb93)
I definitely understand your concern with your battery not fully charging. I found a couple of resources that I think might help with this.
The first thing I recommend is resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) on your MacBook:
Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove
- Shut down the computer.
- Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
- Remove the battery.
- Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
- Release the power button.
- Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
- Press the power button to turn on the computer.
You can find the full article here:
If your battery is still not charging, the next thing I recommend is troubleshooting your MagSafe adapter using the steps in this article:
Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 4:59 PM (in response to sheila_m.)
Have you tried pressing the left side keyboard 'Shift-control-option and power buttons at the same time and then releasing them,
This resets the SMC and solved the battery not charging issue on my mac book pro
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to Mircose)
My Battery icon all of a sudden had an x symbol then it changed to 27% but not charging. I used the shift-ctrl-option and power button while my computer was on and it beeped and I believe reset the SMC which resolved my problem as well.
I tried the reset with the computer off but that didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2014 6:01 PM (in response to Johnnyb93)
Same probvlem mid-2013 15" retina....all the sudden my thunderbolt display won't charge my battery and it says "battery is not charging"
I'm blaming 10.9.2 update....So tired of these updates BREAKING STUFF!!!!!! AND NO SUPPORT FROM APPLE!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2014 2:59 AM (in response to Ken Walker)
Ken it worked for me too!
Side note for others...I too did this when powered on and power still plugged in. My MacBook Pro 17 Mid-2010 (OS X 10.9.2) turned off, no shutdown, just went black when I hit the key combination. I hit the power button to turn back on. Logged in normally. Icon still showed Battery not charging.
Unplugged power adaptor and while unplugged it was blinking orange. Unplugged from wall. Waited until light went out and then 10 more seconds. Plugged back into the wall and then my MacBook started charging again.
Thanks for the info!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2014 5:57 AM (in response to Johnnyb93)
Thank you Ken! Now I can charge my laptop by power adopter.
Hey Apple! Do something please! My Thunderbolt display still doesn't charge my mid-2013 MBP. Same problem as for splizaat two posts below