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Can Macbook Pro charger break from overheating?


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I didnt realize it but i accidentally left my macbook pro charger entangled in my comforter as i charged/used my computer for an hour, and my charger randomly stopped charging. i reached to examine the charger and it was so hot i could actually smell the fabric almost burning. is it possible that my charger completely broke because it became so hot?
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You're lucky you didn't set yourself on fire. You bet the charger will become super hot when you wrap it up in a bed comforter! Don't use that MagSafe Charger any more. Buy a new one since that one will likely fail and may cause damage to your Mac.
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You're lucky you didn't set yourself on fire. You bet the charger will become super hot when you wrap it up in a bed comforter! Don't use that MagSafe Charger any more. Buy a new one since that one will likely fail and may cause damage to your Mac.
Right i mean i understand why it became so hot, but is it likely that it randomly stopped working because of this?
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Right i mean i understand why it became so hot, but is it likely that it randomly stopped working because of this?
Heat is the enemy of most electrical & electronic equipment.

All you have to do is put 2 + 2 together:

- The charger worked fine before being entangled in the comforter.
- It over-heated and you could smell that the fabric was almost burning.
- The charger no longer worked after extracting it from the comforter.

I think that we have a "cause & effect" situation here.

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