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Bad long term effects on your computer!
on June 1, 2013
I originally gave a favorable rating to this product, but now I have to give it the lowest possible rating and note that this is the first time I have ever gave anything a bad review. The short of it is: this product does not appear to properly supply power to the computer and is degrading the electronics. This issue does not show up right away.
Here is what happened:
After a few months of using this product I noticed my Acer Aspire-5741 would start to get really hot and shutdown due to overheat protection. This quickly became a regular occurrence when doing anything remotely intensive on the computer even though it was well ventilated. Following that, my fairly new battery became completely useless and has about a 5 minute lifespan. Now my computer will no longer accept the charger for more than 1-2 minutes before rejecting it. I am beginning to have issues with my motherboard and the overall functionality of the computer as a whole is going downhill.
I am highly suspicious that the actual power supplied by this charger does not meet the specifications for computers that take this charger type. Use of this product overtime (7 months) has slowly degraded my system. If you plan to use your computer for more than a few more months please spend a few more dollars for a better quality power brick.