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Do a/c adaptors ( like to charge a laptop battery) wear out?

laptop, a/c adaptor

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Asked by mommyofone740 at 12:17 PM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Technology

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  • DH says that they don't wear out, but they can break for all sorts of reasons, like a power surge, drop, etc. or if the wire gets pinched or yanked on too hard...that kind of stuff.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 12:21 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • No dont wear out but like first poster said they can get a short among many other things causing you to need a new one.....DH had to get a new one because there was a short for some reason (most likley because the way he wraped it up...)

    Answer by Shelii at 12:45 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • From all the computer geeks I know that work and teach in that field, YES they do wear out. Eventually they will stop charging your battery and will need to be replaced.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 1:02 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • YES! The batteries don't charge up the same when they're older either - after a couple years a battery that used to last 8 hours might only last 1 hour. My old computer charger got splits in the cord from being used all the time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I just replaced my a/c adaptor about a month ago. It just stopped working after 3 years. I'm glad it was the adaptor, and not the laptop! Can't afford a new one right now!

    Answer by Robsmommy at 3:00 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Oh yes, they are easy to break. The wires become weak and break. My old laptop ac conector actually started smoking once. They sell universal ones at any office supply store

    Answer by MKSers at 5:45 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • i dont think they actually 'wear out' but wires inside might do

    Answer by san78 at 11:49 AM on Jan. 17, 2011

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