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Only buy if you have renters or house insurance,
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I used this thing for 40 days and it stopped working today, when I touched it was really, really hot and had a spot on the top where it had gotten so hot that the plastic had started to melt, I'm lucky that my rug didn't catch fire!!
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Initial post: Oct 31, 2014 1:26:51 PM PDT
I just purchased this Adapter. The reason it is getting so hot is because it is not providing a full 18.5 volts as your computer requires. It's actually providing 14 volts. I tested the one I received, and that was my results. Your laptop is trying to pull more power than what the adapter is able to provide, which is what would cause it to overheat. It's similar to that of household electrical. When you are running/using too many things in one area of the house, your going to be pulling too much electricity. Eventually the more things you turn on, the higher the draw of electricity. Eventually your Circuit breaker is going to get tripped and everything will lost power. If the circuit breaker didnt trip, then what would end up happening is your household wiring would get hotter and hotter. Until eventually the plastic coating around the wire itself melts and ultimately a fire would get started. The same idea with this adapter is happening.
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