2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 11:46 PM by Courcoul
mgood4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • 1. Re: Overheating?
    lonestarry Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)

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

  • 2. Re: Overheating?
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    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: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1713