Way Over Heated

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

  1. TJaames macrumors member

    May 4, 2010
    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

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    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

    Dec 12, 2003
    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


    Dec 23, 2008
    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

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    That is definitely not normal. Like others have said, demand a replacement.

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