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I have Gateway MX6027 laptop. My ac adapter get real hot. i went through 2 chargers in the last 2 months. I am wondering if I got a short on the motherboard, or maybe if there is a voltage regulator that is bad.

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  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    Stand the adaptor on it's side. If you have it on a carpet, it won't get proper air flow. It should be used on a hard surface.

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Does the AC adapter get hot if you use it to power the notebook with the main battery removed? If not, the battery or internal charging board may be faulty/

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