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07-13-2009 10:40 AM
My name is Greg Geiger.
I love my pavilion zd8000, and have had it (obviously) for several years.
For about the past several months, I've noticed that my power adapter is extremely hot.
Not too hot to touch, but giving off a lot of heat, more than other laptop powere adaptors.
(I've been checking around). As we all know from our physics 101 courses, this means
I'm wasting electrical energy in the conversion; it's the nature of most transformers.
I also should say that I have two original batteries (i.e., purchased when I bought the pc),
neither of which hold a charge. Could this be why the power adapter is so hot? Does
anyone else notice that their power adapter is hot?
07-13-2009 10:46 AM
Since your batteries won't hold a charge, try removing the battery from the laptop and using only the power adapter to power the laptop.
It is possible that the adapter will run cooler since the laptop battery charging circuit will not be trying to replenish the current in a battery that won't hold a charge.
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