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Adapter going bad

I want to know why my second adapter (replacement) is going bad. It keeps coming out of the charger slot. When I touched it to see if it was bent, it was hot. This is the second time this has happened, and it's why I replaced the original adapter. The battery is barely charged. The tip is not bent, nor is the little polar tip in the slot. My computer is overheating too. It's almost like the tip is being melted and bent. Any solutions?

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=686143&CatId=200

This is Dell Support >XPS 400 desktop computer > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/index.htm

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(Removing the Computer Cover, in the list)

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/about.htm#wp1053567

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