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    Can Macbook Pro charger break from overheating?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sashapaps View Post
    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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