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The ac adapter on my daughter's notebook just sparked and was very hot. Does this likely need to be replaced?

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Likely, yes. However, it could also be a problem with the plug in on the motherboard or the circuitry thereof. The best thing to do is to try another adapter on it and see if that corrects the problem.

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