Acer Travelmate 240 overheating

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Nik Coughlin, May 21, 2006.

  1. Nik Coughlin

    Nik Coughlin Guest

    My girlfriend is having problems with her Acer Travelmate 240, when the
    power adaptor is plugged in the plug starts getting really hot and the
    plastic on it starts melting. The socket gets hot too.

    It only happens if the power adaptor is plugged in while the laptop is
    turned on, she can charge it fine when the laptop is turned off and it
    doesn't overheat. This is a pain though because it means she can only use
    it for the life time of the battery before having to turn it off and charge
    it again.

    Because the plug is melting it has trouble staying in and makes the
    disconnected alarm go pretty much all of the time.

    It's the second power adaptor to do the same thing. The laptop is less than
    three years old but I think that the warranty is only one year (not sure
    about this, anyone know?).
     
    Nik Coughlin, May 21, 2006
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  2. Nik Coughlin

    Vista Guest

    Contact ACER, I am sure they will switch it free of charge as it has to last
    a reasonable period of time, and it sounds like a potential safety hazard.
    Laptop power supplies are often recalled for this very problem.


    "Nik Coughlin" <> wrote in message
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    > My girlfriend is having problems with her Acer Travelmate 240, when the
    > power adaptor is plugged in the plug starts getting really hot and the
    > plastic on it starts melting. The socket gets hot too.
    >
    > It only happens if the power adaptor is plugged in while the laptop is
    > turned on, she can charge it fine when the laptop is turned off and it
    > doesn't overheat. This is a pain though because it means she can only use
    > it for the life time of the battery before having to turn it off and
    > charge it again.
    >
    > Because the plug is melting it has trouble staying in and makes the
    > disconnected alarm go pretty much all of the time.
    >
    > It's the second power adaptor to do the same thing. The laptop is less
    > than three years old but I think that the warranty is only one year (not
    > sure about this, anyone know?).
    >
    >
    >
     
    Vista, May 22, 2006
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