Becareful leaving your macbook connected to the HDMI adapter.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Wallabe, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    I left my macbook (2015) connected to the HDMI adapter, which is connected to a 1080p monitor for a few hours after I was using it and I just noticed that the adapter got really hot. I opened the macbook and got a message saying that some USB device was drawing too much power and it was disabled. All that was plugged in was the USB-C and the HDMI cable connected to the monitor. The monitor was in sleep mode for hours, but I think it was still communicating with the macbook and it was hot when i touched it. The regular USB port on the adapter had nothing connected to it.

    Anyone else notice this? Just found out about it now.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Wow, that's odd. I'd say reboot to see if that continues, but I think the issue is more at the hardware level and not the OS level
     
  3. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Whose hdmi connector...Apple?
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I have not had that happen, and mine is usually connected to the AV adapter 5-6 hours a day.
     
  5. Max(IT) Suspended

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    was it an original Apple USB-C - HDMI adapter ?
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  7. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    I have noticed once or twice that the Apple adapter has been warm. I think it was when I was copying some work files across via an external SDD drive, only around 6G but I thought it was odd at the time

    I should note it was the multi HDMI adapter not the single USB one
     
  8. Wallabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it's Apple's HDMI adapter. Using ASUS 1080p monitor and Amazon.com HDMI cable.
     

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