Way Over Heated

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TJaames, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. TJaames macrumors member

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    Hey guys
    Just a question, when I connect the extra cord to my adapter to make the longer cord, the white box that connects the two gets literally fire hot. I generally surf the internet and play a few games, usually it gets very hot with the games.
    I touched the box by mistake and got burnt twice, and I can't even touch it to move it. After too long, the light on the part that connects to the laptop turns off and I have to unplug all cords for a few minutes and then reconnect them.
    Is this normal due to playing games and whatnot?
    I'm running a 17" i5 2010
     
  2. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    The white adapter does get pretty hot normally, but yours definitely isn't working properly. Take it to an Apple Store and get a replacement.
     
  3. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use that adapter again unless you are in the room. Definitely don't use it at night. It sounds like a serious fire risk.

    It should be quite warm to touch but no way should it burning anything.
     
  4. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

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    Take it to an apple store and ask for a replacement. If you are in warranty they'll replace it right then and there, and even if you aren't tell them it's a fire and safety risk, and it would be best on their part to replace it.
     
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    That is definitely not normal. Like others have said, demand a replacement.
     

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