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    mag safe getting incredibly hot

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    mag safe getting incredibly hot
    so i just plugged up my Mac with the magsafe and extension cord and i went to move the brick and i notice it was very hot. is this normal? does anyone else have the same heat i am getting?

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    mag safe getting incredibly hot
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    How hot?
    When I play movies or play games the power brick usually gets so hot that it is uncomfortable to hold it for a longer period.
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    mag safe getting incredibly hot

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    well yeah i was watching a live stream...but it got so hot that i couldnt hold it for longer than 3 seconds...im not exaggerating either...and im not a ***** lol

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    mag safe getting incredibly hot
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    Don't worry about it, the brick contains a big transformer that steps down the voltage to the computers operating volt/wattage and it generates a lot of heat.
    Try to keep it on the floor and with lots of air space

    If the connecter that plugs into the computer is getting hot then you have some kind of a problem that could case damage.
    Then you should make sure that there isn't any dirt in the connector that could bridge the pins and cause a short.
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