laptop cable burning / extremely hot

  livewire 21:17 10 Mar 2008
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woah!

My sister has been complaining the last few days that the laptop stops charging when on AC power. I just had a look and took out the laptops power cable and the silver end has extremely hot it actually hurt ALOT. The temperature on the silver was absolutely extreme .

I know this is not normal.. but what could of caused this and could it of been dangerous like a fire hazard?

  Gongoozler 21:27 10 Mar 2008

The connector should NOT get hot. If it does, it probably means that the part inside the laptop is making poor connection. This needs to be looked at by someone who understands electronic components. Getting inside a laptop computer can be very tricky, but someone with the right skills might be able to tighten the contact from outside the case.

  livewire 21:39 10 Mar 2008

I'll probably end up sending the laptop back to MESH.

The power brick was normal temperature but the silver connector was extreme. I tried it again just now and it was burning to the touch after 10 mins!

Usually the laptop stops charging a while afterwards.

Sounds pretty dangerous :/

  woodchip 21:42 10 Mar 2008

The connection that gets hot means that it as a bad connector. Try a new Cable if it's molded plugs

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