It is normal for a laptop to grow somewhat hot when charging, so do not be alarmed if your Macbook power adapter is simply warm. However, it should not be too hot to touch. Is your Macbook Pro power adapter very hot? Read this article to find out what you can do about it.
What To Do If Your Power Adapter Is Too Hot
1. If you touch your power adapter and find that it is painful to touch it, it is too hot. Unplug the power adapter from your Macbook immediately and allow it to cool down before charging your laptop again, as overheating may damage your Macbook.
2. You should also try to lower your computer’s memory usage until it cools down by closing out of applications and windows. You can press Command + Option + Escape to force quit out of applications that are not responding.
3. If your computer is still running extremely slow or feels extremely hot to the touch you should put it to sleep, restart, or shut it down for a while until it cools down.
Why Macbook Pro Chargers Grow Very Hot
The brick part of your Macbook Pro power adapter needs ventilation in order to stay at a safe temperature. Do not place it under a blanket or cushion. You should also make sure that it is placed on a flat open surface; do not sit it on your lap or on a bed.
If Your Macbook Pro Charger Is Still Too Hot…
If you are properly ventilating your power adapter, but it is still growing too hot to touch, you may need to do a System Management Controller (SMC) reset.
1. Shut down your computer.
2. Unplug your power adapter from your computer, if it’s still connected.
3. Remove the battery.
4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds, then release the power button.
5. Reconnect the battery and charger.
6. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
Get Professional Help
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