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In June 2017 Apple updated its 13" MacBook Air with a newer Broadwell Intel Core i5 processor, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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MacBook Air not charging, SMC reset temporary fix

I just got a replacement Megasafe 2 charger from Apple for my MBA (Early 2017).

However, often in the battery status drop-down, i see “Battery not charging” for which SMC reset should fix..

But in my case, it only a temp. fix, it next time i plug n again, “Battery not charging” appears in battery status again. So, very frustrating. This is also a new charger,but the LED keeps going dim, so i’m turning my attention to a port issue.

System Report mentions battery condition is : Normal and cycle count is only: 148.

Sometimes i can get it to charge though.

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If the MagSafe LED is going off and on then your I/O board board likely needs either cleaning or replacing. Try using a cotton swab (Q-Tip) just damp with some 85% isopropyl alcohol to wipe it down. Otherwise here’s the replacement part MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2013-2017) I/O Board

MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2013-2017) I/O Board Image


MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2013-2017) I/O Board


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check the i/o board or i/o flex cable. try to replace with new. my macbook air A1466 have problem with i/o flex cable.


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