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mgood4 Calculating status...
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Apr 23, 2012 8:19 PM

My macbook power cord is getting so hot where it connects to the laptop to the point that its difficult to touch. This has never happened in the year and a half that i've had this macbook. Is this normal? If not, what can i do to fix it? I'm afraid to leave it plugged it in case it gets hot enough to start a fire. Not good!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • lonestarry Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 8:28 PM (in response to mgood4)

    i would take that to the apple store and show them, sounds dangerous.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,135 points)
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    Apr 23, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to mgood4)

    No, not normal. The power brick is rated 85W for the 15" & 17" models. Since the Mac uses 16VDC, that means around 6A are flowing down the wire and causing the overheating. You definitely have to have that looked at the Apple Store or a Service Provider. For now, what you can do is read the following technote and ensure the connectors are perfectly clean, as described in #7:


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