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March 14, 2011 4:34:42 AM

Hello,
my power cord gets very hot, what is the problem

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March 14, 2011 3:31:25 PM

latecia said:
Hello,
my power cord gets very hot, what is the problem


Is the power cord in a well ventilated area? Are you plugged into a surge protector? Is it the wire or the adapter unit?
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a b α HP
March 14, 2011 10:39:35 PM

It generally means that the cord is not rated for the Amps that it is carrying. If the cord is even slightly warm to the touch, immediately replace it with a cord that has a sufficient Amp rating. Generally, thin skimpy lamp extension cords should not be used to power computers.

Computer power cords should have a 15 Amp or higher rating.
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August 25, 2012 7:59:33 PM

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