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Old 06-08-2010, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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the end of my charger that connects into my laptop seems to be melting. One side of it is but the other is still normal. And there's a funny smell coming from where I type.
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Take it out, recycle it, and get a new one from the manufacturer.
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the charger?
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That is what is the problem? If it starts smelling bad, stop using it immediately.
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well one of the sides in the tip of the charger has melted down slightly and now it won't charge my laptop.
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If you have any electronics experience, you could try splicing a new plug (or the existing plug if you can remove the failed area) onto the adapter with a soldering iron, but if you don't have electronics experience or you keep using the brick as it is, you run the risk of shorting out the power brick and potentially causing it to overheat, burn out the power circuitry, short out your electrical outlet, and in rare cases cause the brick to catch on fire. If you can't fix it, get a new brick and stop using the old one.

If you do have to use the old brick to keep your laptop going until an appropriate replacement can be obtained, only use it in a stationary environment (set your laptop on a desk and don't move it while it is plugged in, you don't want to knock wires together and create a short) and pull the AC plug as soon as you notice any problem (watch the battery icon, if it stops charging when it shouldn't or says it was unplugged, pull the AC from the brick to avoid a short).
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Making this short, get a new one pronto. You risk damaging your laptop as well.
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Yeah my laptop completely died so I'll take your advice and have a different plug spliced. Since the old one probably killed my laptop.
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If you know how to splice the plug do that, otherwise just buy a new power brick.

Did your laptop die because the battery ran out or something else?
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It was already at critical battery power so it did die.
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