How to Bring Your Dead MacBook Battery Back to Life?

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Are you having issues with your Macbook’s battery dying quickly or not charging at all? If so, you’re not alone. Many Macbook users have experienced this issue and it can be a major inconvenience. In this blog post, we’ll explore the possible causes of a dead Macbook battery, how to check if the battery is faulty and how to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Macbook.

First things first, let’s look at some of the possible reasons why your Macbook’s battery might be dead. One common cause is an aging battery that has reached its maximum lifespan and no longer holds a charge. Another possible cause could be a faulty power outlet or USB-C power adapter that isn’t providing enough power to charge your Macbook.

If you think your battery might be faulty, the best way to check is by clicking on the battery icon in the Menu bar. If it says “Service Battery” then it’s likely that you need to get your battery replaced.

If you’re using a Mac with Apple silicon (M1 chip) and are sill having trouble charging your Mac, try resetting the SMC (System Management Controller). To do this, press and hold the power button on your Mac for 10 seconds, then press and release it normally. This should reset the SMC and allow your Mac to start charging again.

We hope this blog post has been helpful in helping you troubleshoot any issues you may have been having with your dead Macbook battery. If none of these solutions work for you or if you need further assistance with resetting the SMC or replacing the battery, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team for further guidance!

Starting a MacBook Pro With a Dead Battery

If your MacBook Pro has a dead battery, you can still start it up. To do this, make sure the power cable is plugged in and then press and hold the Shift + Ctrl + Option/Alt keys and the power button simultaneously for at leat 10-12 seconds. Once you release all the keys, press the power button to try to restart your MacBook Pro.
If this doesn’t work, you may need to disconnect and reconnect your power cable or reset the SMC (System Management Controller). To reset the SMC, shut down your laptop first. Then, hold down Shift + Control + Option/Alt on the left side of your keyboard together with the Power button for 10-12 seconds. After that release all keys and press Power again to turn on your laptop.

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Troubleshooting a Mac That Is Not Charging

It cold be that your Mac is dead and not charging due to a faulty battery. This is likely if the battery icon in your Menu bar says ‘Service Battery’. This means that the battery has aged and will no longer hold the charge that it once did. You may need to get your battery replaced in order for your Mac to start charging again. Additionally, it could be an issue with your power adapter or with the charging port on your Mac. If you have tried another power adapter and still cannot get it to charge, then you may need to take it in for repairs.

Restarting a Mac with a Dead Battery

If your Mac has a dead battery and it won’t turn on, thee are a few different methods you can try to restart it.

The first option is to connect your Mac to an external power source, such as a wall outlet or USB power adapter. If your Mac has a removable battery, you can also try removing and reinserting the battery.

The second option is to force restart your Mac. To do this, press and hold the power button on your Mac for about 10 seconds (on laptops with Touch ID, press and hold the Touch ID button). Then press and release the power button normally to start up your Mac.

Finally, if none of these steps work you may need to take your Mac into an Apple Store or authorized service provider for assistance.

Charging a Dead MacBook

To charge a dead MacBook, you will need to connect it to a power outlet with a USB-C power adapter. Once the power adapter is connected, you should then close the display of your laptop and leave it for 30 seconds before reopening the display. If your MacBook isn’t turning on or stil won’t charge after this, you may need to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac for it to start charging again.

Reviving a Dead Mac

If your Mac appears to be completely unresponsive, you can try to wake it up by performing a hard reset. To do this, press and hold the power button on your Mac for about 10 seconds, then release it and press the power button again normally. If the Mac still won’t turn on, you may need to try a different power source or contact an Apple Store for assistance.

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Troubleshooting a MacBook Pro That Will Not Turn On After Dying

It’s possile that your MacBook Pro may have experienced a power issue due to a depleted battery or an issue with the charger. First, check to make sure that the charger is securely plugged into both the wall outlet and your laptop. If it is, try unplugging the charger from the electrical outlet for a minute to reset its internal circuitry. You can also try rotating the charging cable connector 180 degrees upside down in case you have a half bad USB-C port. Additionally, if any other external devices are connected to your laptop they might be causing an issue, so try disconnecting them as well. If none of these steps work, then it’s possible that you need to replace either the battery or the charger.

Signs of a Damaged Mac Battery

If you want to know if your Mac battery is damaged, you can check the Battery Health on the Battery tab in System Preferences. To view your battery’s condition, open System Preferences from the Apple menu, then click Battery in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.) If it reads “Replace Soon” or “Service Recommended,” that indicates that your battery is not functioning properly and may need to be replaced or serviced. Additionally, you may notice a decrease in your battery life or an increase in heat coming from your Mac, whch are both signs of a damaged battery.

Signs of a Dead Mac While Charging

When your MacBook Pro is charging ater the battery has died, you should see the battery status indicator light up with a lightning bolt symbol. This indicates that your laptop is indeed charging. Additionally, if the lid is closed while charging, you should still be able to see a dim light coming from the power adapter or an illuminated apple logo near the hinge of the laptop.

Time Required for a Dead Mac to Boot Up

It can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours for a dead Mac to turn on, depending on how drained the battery is. Before attempting to turn it on, you should plug in your Mac laptop into an outlet that is known to be working and wait at lest 10 minutes for the battery to charge. During this time, your Mac may display a black screen but this is normal. If after 10 minutes the Mac does not respond, you may need to wait longer in order to give the battery enough time to charge.

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The Mac Black Screen of Death: An Overview

The Mac Black Screen of Death (BSOD) is a common issue that can occur when your Mac fails to start up properly. It’s characterized by a completely black screen with no response from the computer, and it can be caused by a variety of issues related to the operating system, hardware, or software. Common causes include corrupt system files, incompatible software, drivers or hardware conflicts, or a failng hard drive. In some cases, it can also be caused by an electrical surge damaging the power supply. If you encounter this issue, the first step is to try restarting your Mac using the Power button on the front of the machine. If that doesn’t work, you may need to force your Mac into Safe Mode so you can run diagnostics on your startup disk and repair any corrupt files.

Turning On a Mac After It Dies

To turn a Mac back on after it dies, start by shutting down the laptop. Once the laptop is shut down, unplug and then reconnect the power cable. Then press and hold the Shift + Ctrl + Option/Alt keys and the power button at the same time. Hold all of these keys and the power button until you see the light on the power cable flicker, then release them all at once. Finally, restart your Mac by pressing the power button again.

Troubleshooting a MacBook Pro That Won’t Turn On

It’s possible that your MacBook Pro isn’t turning on because of a power issue. First, make sure the charger is plugged in securely to both the laptop and wall socket. Then, check that the power cord isn’t damaged or frayed in any way. If it appears to be connected properly, try plugging it into a different wall socket to see if that helps. If not, you may need to take your laptop to a certified technician for further troubleshooting and repair.

How Long Does It Take To Charge A Dead Laptop?

Charging a dead laptop will depend on several factors, such as the type of laptop and the type of charger bing used. If your laptop supports ExpressCharge™, it typically will reach more than 80% charge after 1 hour of charging and fully charged in 2 hours when the laptop is powered off. For laptops using standard chargers, it can take 4-6 hours for a full charge. Additionally, some laptops have features that enable quick charging; for example, Dell’s ExpressCharge Boost technology can provide up to 80% charge in just one hour with the laptop powered on. Ultimately, it is best to consult your laptop’s user manual or website for exact charging times.

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After going through the troubleshooting steps outlined above, it is clear that if your MacBook battery is not charging or if it is draining too fast, then it is likely due to an aged battery. The best solution in this situation is to replace the battery with a new one. Additionally, make sure to check the power outlet and reset the SMC if you’re not uing a Mac with Apple silicon. With these steps taken, you should be able to get your MacBook back up and running in no time.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.