Trying to figure out power problem: Overheating Power adaptor

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jason, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Hi folks.

    My laptop charger is overheating and the battery is not charging.

    The charger is getting so hot its hard to pick it up, so anyidea is it
    because it's trying to charge the battery that it is overheating or is
    the charger on the way out

    Think the battery is past it and should be replaced, any idea if this
    would cure the charger overheating


    Cheers in advanced folks
     
    Jason, Oct 4, 2009
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  2. Get a fan and a heat sink for it.
    Other Option: contract with local dry ice company.

    HTH
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    §ñühwø£f, Oct 4, 2009
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  3. Jason

    Whiskers Guest

    What happens if you remove the battery from the laptop before connecting
    the power brick?
     
    Whiskers, Oct 4, 2009
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  4. Jason

    PeeCee Guest

    snip

    If the battery is past it, then it is likely the cause of the adapter
    overheating.

    As Whiskers says, try running the Laptop without the battery.
    Does the Laptop work normally?
    If the answer is yes then the battery is the most likely culprit.

    OTOH if the Laptop will not run on the adapter only or if the adapter gets
    hot when plugged into the mains but not into the Laptop, then have the
    adapter checked.
    The adapter should be able to provide the current at the voltage listed on
    the name plate/sticker.

    Paul
     
    PeeCee, Oct 5, 2009
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  5. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Ran it without the battery last night and charger remained relativly
    cool. So looks like trying to charge battery and run machine is making
    it go hot.

    Cheers for the replies. A nice little £85 for a new battery ouch
     
    Jason, Oct 5, 2009
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