I am having a version of the battery not charging issue on my Macbook Pro 2018 (13-inch, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports). The symptoms are somewhat different from related issues, such as in this post. I am experiencing the following symptoms:
- While power adapter is plugged in, the battery drains, and my system battery indicates "Battery not charging..." even when there are no apps using significant CPU cycles.
- The system continues to list the power adapter as the battery source even after I have unplugged it.
- I no longer hear the power chime when connecting to a power source.
- Battery condition is normal.
I have already tried:
- Resetting NVRAM and SMC as suggested here, multiple times.
- Attempting to power with different adapters and combinations of third-party USB-C hub accessories.
- Booting in safe mode
Bottom line, nothing works. Is there something obvious that I haven't tried?
Update Apparently some of my USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports have ceased to function as well. This is starting to look more and more like a hardware issue related to the USB-C/Thunderbolt controller.
Even further update A trip to my local Apple authorized repair shop (after my battery had completely drained) revealed that:
a. the battery was able to be charged after some period of "rest" b. Apple Hardware Diagnostics indicated nothing technically wrong with the machine
Classic bizarro intermittent problem. The only other common thread I've discovered is this: every time this behavior has occurred, I have been using an accessor hub called "dodocool Aluminum Alloy 7-in-1 Multiport Hub with dual USB-C Connectors, model: DC53. I'm starting to suspect that this accessory is at least a necessary cause of the behavior.
I will update if the problem persists in the absence of this hub.