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    scorching charger

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    scorching charger
    hi, new to the forum, new to macs.

    just bought the 13inch macbook the other day. And i have noticed that when charging the charged gets incredibly hot. not just uncomfortably hot, but scorching hot, painfully so after holding it for a while.

    my pc charger got hot, but not this hot. Is this kind of heat coming from a charger normal?

    Thanks,

    Tipsy

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    Hi there, Just to let you know it does get really hot. I can't even leave my charger on the couch because i'm afraid it will burn the fabric. I can't even touch the charger when i'm using the laptop and charging it at the same time.
    I've had my 13' macbook for over 6 months now and it has always been the case.

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    I've had brick chargers for the iBook, Powerbook and now a Macbook and the macbook one is by far the hottest. Just make sure that you aren't placing it on a pile of papers or something that can get damaged or possibly catch on fire from the extensive heat.

    PS....welcome to the "other side" of computing. Enjoy your mac!

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    Mine gets warm, but not warm enough to burn anything...

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    The power brick on my AMD 64 Compaq lappy gets what I consider VERY HOT especially when charging, but even with the battery charged and just running the machine, it's awfully hot. I know it's not a Macbook, but some of them do get very hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipsy View Post
    hi, new to the forum, new to macs.

    just bought the 13inch macbook the other day. And i have noticed that when charging the charged gets incredibly hot. not just uncomfortably hot, but scorching hot, painfully so after holding it for a while.

    my pc charger got hot, but not this hot. Is this kind of heat coming from a charger normal?

    Thanks,

    Tipsy
    That is not normal. I got my MacBook last December and it has always just been warm. I would suggest taking it back to Apple if it is still under warranty. I suspect it needs replacing. Cheers.

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    scorching charger

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    I posted similar thread awhile ago. When I've found it extremely hot (barely touchable, definitely not holdable) I unplugged it and let it cool down. I've only found it this hot twice in the past 4 months.

    I am very cautious because my previous laptop charger did this, except it was literally smoking before I unplugged it. Obviously there was something wrong w/ it. I'm sure the Macbook charger (at least for now) is not defective, but I'm very cautious. I don't want my house catching on fire!

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    scorching charger

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    Smile scorching charger
    I had this same problem with the charge for my macbook. Today I took my computer/charger into the store, and they replace my charger with a new one, no questions asked. Although I do have the AppleCare Protection they didn't even ask for any information, including my name.

    My guess is it's a consistent problem. But again, my charger was replaced for free, no questions asked, and the new one seems to be working great without getting nearly as hot.

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    Mine gets really hot sometimes. I even took it to Apple. They said not to worry and as of yet nothing bad has happened, I just don't put it on the sofa or my bed or anything.

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    scorching charger

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    yep, mines the same. i just leave my charger on the floor.

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    sometimes it jus get abit hotter... i'll jus monitor and if it get worst... jus send it for a replacement..

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    scorching charger

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    A battery charger should never be too hot to touch. If it is, then something is definitely wrong. If any Apple representative tells you it's okay for a charger to be scorching hot, then they are being totally irresponsible. Their claim that they "Never heard about anything bad happening," is a joke. Continuing to use a charger that overheats is literally playing with fire.

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