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Connection overheating When on, my laptop power connection overheats when plugged in. (The adaptor into the laptop gets so hot that it is almost too hot to touch) Also the screen will go black after a few minutes of use, and will only come back if lid is closed for a few minutes. If I unplug it, and then use it - it operates fine. Do I need to replace the connection and/or the adaptor?

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If it is the external adapter that is overheating and stopping after a while yes, replace it immediately. Fact that power adaptor is overheating means that there is a short inside the adaptor, this may damage the laptop, then change it as soon as possible.
If the laptop itself is overheating, check if the cpu fan is working, and eventually replace it.


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