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 Why Does My Laptop Adapter Burn


  • The most common reason why is when liquid gets its way inside the adapter Box, or if there is a  short rayed wire, lightning is another damage that can easily be mitigated simply by using a quality Surge or UPS.
  • 2nd  reason why  might due to the wrong adapter used to power your laptop
  • 3rd is Power fluctuation. 

There are a plethora of reasons why a laptop adapter may burn out, and if good care is not taken it might even cause a fire.

Here are a number of ways a laptop adapter can burn out cause issues which included but


The most common reason why is when liquid gets its way inside the adapter Box, or if there is a  short rayed wire,   your laptop adapter could spark and that can cause it to burn.

Even though there are protective fuses included inside the adapter and even the in-home circuit one purposely, which is supposed to prevent this from happening.


That is why it’s recommended to try to get it fixed up whenever you see a broken wire or any break at all within the laptop adapter box,   before into any liquid, so if you see a break you want to make sure fixed fix as soon as possible to prevent burn out.

The wrong adapter Used

2nd  reason why your laptop adapter is burned out might be due to the wrong adapter used to power your laptop,  are you using the right adapter compatible with your own laptop model?

If you are using the wrong adapter for the wrong computer  things can  get  wrong,   the  cause of the burnout of your laptop adapter  is   possible that the battery in the laptop is stronger than the charging adapter  itself, so, if this happens, the battery will try to charge the adapter and it will then  heat up to the  point  of  explosion


Since all and each laptop brand come with different wattage, volts, and current they need to power 0n and keep functioning correctly,  not all laptop is the same, just because the (  pin) fits into your laptop doesn’t mean that it’s the compatibility is the right one, make sure you are using the right adapter compatible with your laptop brand,  its recommend that when your adapter breaks or is faulty you should replace it with an Mfg’s approved replacement, though it might cause you more money than any regular laptop adapter in the market, with time you will realize that it is well worth the money.

Power  Fluctuation

The reason why your laptop power adapter is burned out might be the power fluctuation.

when this happens it may have affected the motherboard of the power adapter which can be even obvious when you can smell the burnout around the box.

Maybe the DC adapter is damaged probably by voltage fluctuation, this can happen if you are plugging your adapter directly into the socket not


To prevent your m laptop adapter from power damage or by voltage fluctuation make sure you use a Surge protector or UPS to protect your laptop adapter from direct voltage input current can cause burnout when voltage goes up, or down.

 How  do  you know a laptop adapter has burned

if you don’t hear the sparking sound, then the most common sign that tells your laptop adapter has burned is when you started smelling smoking around and when you plug it into a laptop won’t power.

Why Does my laptop adapter Burn?: Final thought.

  • The most common reason why is when liquid gets its way inside the adapter Box, or if there is a  short rayed wire, lightning is another damage that can easily be mitigated simply by using a quality Surge or UPS.
  • 2nd  reason why  might due to the wrong adapter used to power your laptop
  • 3rd is Power fluctuation. 


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