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Old 02-22-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default Heat generated by the DC socket of HP laptop

I was having an issue with getting power to the main board on a HP laptop I have. I have stripped down to the mobo and found that the DC contacts were loose on the board and therefore causing my connection problems.

However another problem I face is that the end of the plug that meets the DC jack is getting VERY hot ! so much so that the plastic end can start to melt.

I think that it may be caused my the universal adapter that i am using as the end plug dont fit in the socket 100% and is fairly loose.


Could it be this that is causing the heat due to the arcing of electricity between the gap of the plug and socket ?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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I was having an issue with getting power to the main board on a HP laptop I have. I have stripped down to the mobo and found that the DC contacts were loose on the board and therefore causing my connection problems.

However another problem I face is that the end of the plug that meets the DC jack is getting VERY hot ! so much so that the plastic end can start to melt.

I think that it may be caused by the universal adapter that i am using as the end plug dont fit in the socket 100% and is fairly loose.


Could it be this that is causing the heat due to the arcing of electricity between the gap of the plug and socket ?

The universal adapter should have the same voltage as the laptop requires, maybe it's giving it to much..
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Thanks for the reply,the adaptor is giving 19v at 4. something amps. The laptop needs 19v at 3. something amps. I was told that its ok that the amps is more but it should never be less.
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The laptop would pull the current it needs. If it needs 3 amps, it will use 3 amps. Just because the power supply supplies 4 amps doesn't mean the laptop is getting that amperage.

Generally, where there's heat, there's resistance.

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I think that it may be caused my the universal adapter that i am using as the end plug dont fit in the socket 100% and is fairly loose.
I think you answered your question. See if you can get an end plug that fits better. You want a nice tight fit for the best connection.
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I have bought a charger specifically for this laptop that will be with me tomorrow so I shall let your know the outcome.
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Just to update you, it was the charger. The new charger now fits snug and generates no heat
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Glad it worked out for you!
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