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#1 Siadeug

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 12:29 PM

Hey everyone,
This is my first time posting here :thumbsup: About 4 months ago my laptop AC adapter started having problems - I'd had some problems beforehand with the laptop overheating and turning off, and then I started noticing it was difficult to pull the ac adapter plug out of the back of the laptop, or that I had to push it in and fiddle with it to get the laptop to realise it was actually plugged in. On closer examination I noticed the yellow ring of plastic around the metal plug of the ac adapter (the part that plugs into the back of the laptop), was tinged and burned, and the plastic of the ring was getting deformed. Then one day, the metal pin of the plug got stuck in the back of the laptop, and separated from the cable.
So, I decided to get the pin out of the back, and bought a new ac adapter. It seems to be working okay, but to my complete horror, the plastic on the inside of the pin looks a little burnt / charred already. I really don't know what to do.. I'm trying to keep the laptop unplugged as much as possible, and people are just telling me to wait and see until it gets to winter (because the summers here are very hot) - but I really don't want the pin to break again! What can I do, and what's causing this?
Thanks everyone!

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:35 PM

What is the make and model of your laptop. I have seen recalls of power supplies and batteries on a couple of make/models of laptops. How hot is it there? Is the rest of your laptop hot? Mine gets fairly hot at times as well. Not hot enough to ruin the internal components tho. Although it is probably a little cooler here...
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:03 PM

The rest of the laptop is kind of hot, although not burning to touch or anything.. and one side seems to get hotter than the other (the side the ac adapter plugs into). As soon as I plug the ac adapter in, the fans start going and it seems to get hotter.. When it's not plugged in, it runs okay. It's actually not that hot here - about 35 degrees in the day at the hottest.
The make is an Acer Mobile AMD Atholon 2600+ with 557 MHz and 192 MB of RAM..Actually I could swear the MHz was different yesterday, but hell.. maybe it changes or something, i know very little about computers :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 07:34 PM

Take at look at this:

http://help.lockergnome.com/index.php?showtopic=36521&st=0

I am still a little confused on your make/model..

I have copied the link to the ACER website, so you can browse and give me that exact model.

http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/index.htm
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