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camper-569
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hot power supply

I have a hp 2000-329wm and the power supply gets real hot when its charging whether i am using the computer or not.

I am gonna order a neww soon but thought i would ask and see if anyone else had the same prob.

After it gets done charging the battery it cools off.

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Danjen
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Re: hot power supply

Hot is relative.  Can you put a thermometer on it?  How many watts and amps is your charger rated for?

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Re: hot power supply

Its 18.5v, 3.5a, 65w, I have only had it since thanksgiving last yr don't know why it is getting hot.

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Depending on how hot you are talking about, I would continue to use it until it fails but make sure no flammable materials are near it.  I think you should consider a 90W version in the future.

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Re: hot power supply

Its not hot enough to burn your finger but its hotter than i think it should be.

Do u know if its warrantied?

Will it void my warranty if i change it and use a bigger one?

It only gets hot when the battery is charging not any other time. Whether i am using it or not.

After it gets done charging it cools off.

I am gonna buy a new for christmas if it lasts that long.

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It doesn't sound like it is that bad then and will probably last till Xmas.  As far as warrantee goes, I think if you get the unit from HP they can't complain but if you get a third party power adaptor during warrantee, you may have a problem if something goes wrong. 

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Re: hot power supply

No ibought it at walmarts balck fri last yr.

Who do i ask about if it would void my waranty if i go to a different power supply?

I can't find one that is 90 watts without going to a higher voltage and i know from experience what that can do.

I don't think .5 volts will make a difference but i am not going to chance it yet.

As long as the battery is charged its ok so i guess i won't use the battery untill i get a new power supply.

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