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I don't know if im being paranoid or not..but my labtop still works and everything, So I want to ask and make sure...

Whats the most harm sparks can do to your labtop? frown.gif

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Which end of the adapter are the sparks coming from, the wall plug or laptop plug? Either way, sparks aren't a good portent.
    
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Sounds pretty insane. I'd advise to immediately discontinue doing whatever is causing the sparks.

Sparks are bad.

Also, more information would be helpful. You included nothing beyond the sparks. What adapter, what plug, etc etc.
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I had a extension connect to the power adapter(plug that you plug into the outlet had sparks coming out when it touched and it wasnt fully plugged in yet) and at the time my labtop was plugged in..so I just wanted to know if it can do any sort of harm to the labtop?
    
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post #5 of 8
if your not lucky yea it could get a surge of power through the board and fry everything in it, not only that it can blow a circuit breaker on ur house, should turn the power off when plugging in pc/laptop stuff
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is there a reason you keep typing laBtop?
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post #7 of 8
Ok, rule of thumb, plug the wall plug in first, then the wall plug into the "brick" then the brick plug into the laptop. Sparks can kill power bricks and laptops, I would try and use a different wall jack also.

1st.Wall
2nd.Brick
3rd.Laptop
Edited by DiHydrogenMonOxide - 3/11/11 at 4:00pm
post #8 of 8
everything's fine, youre just seeing the electricity flow before you have the plug all the way in.

Preferably find a surge protector with a long cable instead of using an extension cord, else you run the risk of frying your adapter.
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