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Laptop power adpater gets pretty hot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zr79, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. zr79

    zr79 Byte Poster

    to the extent that i couldn't press down and hold it in the center for more than a couple of seconds, if i remember back to A+ this is due to a faulty battery and not faulty adapter?

    I think it's starting to cool a bit but at it's worst it i thought the wires were going to melt. It shouldn't get this hot right?

    A quick google and i see answers "this is normal" and other answers "get it serviced" etc..
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  2. Arroryn
    Honorary Member

    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    I am pretty used to laptop supplies getting hot over time, but too hot to touch is a smidge on the dangerous side.

    Replacement PSUs (universal ones, not branded replacements) aren't too expensive - if you're hellishly worried, replace this. I can't think (at this moment in time, but haven't had a coffee yet) why the battery would be causing the PSU to overheat.
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  3. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    Never had an adapter get so hot I wouldn't be able to rest my hand on it... There have been some faulty adapters produced now and then from different manufacturers, where the wires indeed did melt and a general notice was made to bring it in and have it replaced. Can't remember what model or make of laptop it was.

    It "might" be normal, but I would chat up a support technician from the company that made your laptop, just in case.
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