How do you charge a dead MacBook Air?

Answered by Jason Smith

To charge a dead MacBook Air, follow these steps:

1. Check the power outlet: Ensure that the power outlet you are using is working by plugging in another device or using a power indicator. If the outlet is functioning properly, proceed to the next step.

2. Connect the USB-C power adapter: Use the USB-C power adapter that came with your MacBook Air and connect it to the power outlet. Make sure the adapter is securely plugged in.

3. Charge your Mac: Connect the other end of the USB-C power adapter to the USB-C port on your MacBook Air. The charging cable should fit snugly into the port. If the charging symbol appears on your screen or the battery icon shows that it is charging, then your Mac is successfully charging. Allow it to charge for a while before attempting to power it on.

4. Shut down and close the display: If your Mac still won’t charge, try shutting it down by going to the Apple menu and selecting “Shut Down.” Once it is powered off, close the display.

5. Wait for 30 seconds: Leave your MacBook Air closed for about 30 seconds. This step helps in resetting certain hardware components.

6. Open the display and charge again: After 30 seconds, open the display and connect the USB-C power adapter again. Check if your Mac starts charging. If it does, wait until it has sufficient charge before attempting to power it on.

7. Reset the SMC (for non-Apple silicon Macs): If you are using a Mac with Intel-based processors, you can try resetting the System Management Controller (SMC). The process varies depending on the model, so refer to Apple’s official documentation or support website for specific instructions on how to reset the SMC for your particular MacBook Air model.

Remember, if your MacBook Air is completely drained of power, it may take some time for the battery to regain enough charge to turn on. Be patient and allow it to charge for a while before attempting to power it on.

If you have followed these steps and your MacBook Air still does not charge, it might be a hardware issue, and it is recommended to contact Apple Support or visit an authorized service provider for further assistance.