power plug very hot, stops charging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by one1, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. one1 macrumors 65816

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    My MB was down to 17% and I plugged it in and continued surfing. About 5 mins later my screen dimmed so I knew it went back to battery power. When I checked the plug for proper connection it was VERY hot. (no indicator light was on).

    Anyone experience this before? I get good battery life and all. Dunno why it decided to do this. Hope it is not a dc in board or something. I plugged it back in and it came on for a second and kicked off again.
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like a bad adapter. I had one with similar symptoms and Apple was quick to send a replacement. You should probably seek a new unit yourself, since an overheating adapter can be a fire hazard.
     
  3. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think it may be on the adapter side rather than the MB side. I noticed the light went off when I moved the plug so I could blame the adapter easier than the MB side of the plug.
     

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