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[SOLVED] MacBook Pro Won’t Turn On or Charge

Many Macbook Pro users are recently experiencing an issue that they can’t turn on their notebook. For some users, their MacBook Pro can’t turn on when it’s charging, but for others, they can’t turn on or charge their MacBook Pro.

If you’re also having this issue, you’re no doubt very frustrated. But don’t worry. It’s fixable…

Try these fixes

You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Check the power status of your MacBook Pro
  2. Press the power button for 10 seconds
  3. Reset the SMC
Although these fixes are for MacBook Pro, some of them also work for the MacBook Air or iMac won’t turn on issue.

Fix 1: Check the power status of your MacBook Pro

This is the first thing you should do when your MacBook Pro is not turning on. Make sure your MacBook Pro has enough power.

If you were using your laptop on battery power, just plug the power cable into your notebook. Then wait for a couple of minutes, and try turning it on.

If your laptop has been plugged in, then make sure your power cable and adapter are not broken. And replace your cable or adapter with the new ones if you’re experiencing any problem with them.

If this didn’t work for you, move on to Fix 2, below…

Fix 2: Press the power button for 10 seconds

This is an effective fix for your MacBook Pro not working issue. To do this:

1) Remove the power cable from your MacBook Pro

2) Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, then (don’t release the button!) plug the power cable back into your MacBook Pro.

3) Release the power button when you see your MacBook Pro start up.

This should resolve your problem. But if not, you may need to…

Fix 3: Reset the SMC

The SMC (System Management Controller) in your MacBook Pro is responsible for some important hardware functions of your notebook. Resetting this controller is helpful for fixing a lot of hardware issues, including that you can’t turn on your MacBook Pro.

To reset the SMC:

i. If you are using a MacBook Pro 2017 or earlier

Press and hold the left Shift key, the left Control key, the left Option key and the power button on your notebook for 10 seconds, then release them.

Now turn on your MacBook Pro and see if this fixed your issue.

ii. If you are using a MacBook Pro 2018 or later

1) Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds, then release it.

2) Press the power button to see if you’re able to turn on your MacBook Pro. If you do, great! But if not, move on to the steps below.

3) Press and hold the left Shift key, the left Control key and the left Option key for 7 seconds, then (don’t release these keys!) press and hold the power button and wait for another 7 seconds. After that, release all these keys and button.

Now turn on your MacBook Pro and see if this fixed your issue.

Hopefully one of the fixes above worked for you. But if not, then you should have your MacBook Pro serviced.

If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below.

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