Can an overheating charger damage my computer?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aaaa92, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. aaaa92 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    My 60w magsafe adapter (for mid-2010 white MacBook) gets extremely hot when charging - so hot that I can't hold it for more than a few seconds before dropping it. I've Googled a bit and it seems to be a fairly common issue, but I'm still confused why some people have it and others don't (my friend has the same charger model but it doesn't get hot at all).
    I recently sent my MB in for repairs because of a failing logic board, and I've been wondering lately what might have caused it to happen, other than just bad luck. Can an abnormally hot charger physically cause damage to my computer? Should I buy a new one just to be safe?
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2010
    Encino, CA
    I think majority of the magsafe chargers get really hot, don't think that messes up your computer tho. I also had a failing logic board that made the fans go wild lol. I think that you just had a faulty logic board...

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