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Laptop power connector gets hot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bluecakeo, Jan 30, 2009.

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  1. bluecakeo

    bluecakeo Thread Starter

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    Hi folks,

    Hope someone can assist me with this one.....

    I have a Packard Bell laptop and when i put in the power jack the connector on the laptop gets very hot after a few minutes.

    It has even melted the jack on the power source a little.

    Does this mean that the charging connectors on the mobo are faulty?

    Anyone with information that can help would be greastly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

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    General information: A conductor that gets overly hot is being required to conduct more current than the conductor is capable of conducting.

    If this is the original equipment that came packaged with the computer, I suspect the wires have been flexed so much that some of the strands inside the insulation have broken, effectively reducing its conductive capability. This could be the source of the problem.

    As an aside, I've never seen or heard of a Packard Bell laptop.
     
  3. bluecakeo

    bluecakeo Thread Starter

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    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Ok, i will check this further.

    Thank you again.

    Anyone have any other ideas or experience?
     
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