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Why The Burning Smell When I Am Charging My Laptop?

What is causing that strange burning smell when you have your Laptop Charger plugged into your laptop? Before you go any further it is advisable to remove the power supply from the laptop and turn it off at the wall. Something is definitely amiss if there are strange smells coming from the laptop.

The charger itself may be causing the smells. Check that the cables appear intact and that the plastic protection around the wires is still intact with no bare wires showing through. Also have a look at the tip to see if anything looks damaged. One of the tell tale signs is the plastic on the tip of the charger appears to have melted or disfigured. This can be caused by a short between the tip of the charger and the laptop DC socket.

A short could happen because the DC socket is coming loose from the motherboard and the electricity flowing from the charger into the laptop cannot pass as it should. The heat generated can melt the plastic and then give off that smell. In these instances the best solution is to take the laptop to a local Laptop Repair Store where it can be checked over to make sure it is safe to use and also what is causing the burning smell. The worst possible scenario is a fire starting so always put safety as a number one priority.

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