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My granddaughters laptop is dead. the charger cord or i should

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My granddaughter's laptop is dead. the charger cord or i should say the box in the center of the charger cord gets so hot and it beeps so we stopped using it afraid of a fire. she cannot charge her battery on her laptop. what do i do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Neil replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

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The cable that you plug to the laptop has two wires inside. One thin wire at the center which is wrapped by a braided wire. The thin wire's insulation broke and now it's touching the braided wire. They are shorting out. This explains why the charger get's hot. Do not use the charger because there is a risk of fire. You need a new charger for the laptop.

 

 

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Neil

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what makes it beep?
Expert:  Neil replied 7 years ago.

Is it a beep or squealing sound?

 

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i tried to add additional question and it wanted more money. why does it beep?
she said it is like one of those annoying dog whistles
Expert:  Neil replied 7 years ago.

Is it coming from the charger or the laptop?