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Laptop battery charger getting really hot.

By halo71
Apr 23, 2007
  1. I just bought a new laptop about a month ago now. I noticed the other day that the charger gets really hot. I had it plugged in lastnight charging, while charging I was playing Sims 4. When I shut down, the charger was almost too hot to hold for very long. Now I have had several laptops over the years and never had one get this hot. This can't be normal. The laptop runs great, no errors at all. What should I do?
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    replace it. This is an early sign of a failing AC/DC converter.
     
  3. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,090

    Thanks Ted, I will call today about getting the converter replaced! :)
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    any converter that is too hot to hold is melting internally. This is most likely caused by a coil short in the transformer.
     
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