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Dangerous laptop charger -- in pictures

Had this charger been near to flammable items, there was a real chance that it would have ignited that, and who knows where things might have gone from there.

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Topic: Hardware
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Dangerous charger

It got hotter than this before going POP!

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The heat melted the plastic, making it soft and exposing the internals.

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Melted cable.

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Melted connector.

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Lots of damage inside.

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Blackened circuit board.

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Kibbles and bit inside!

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Very overheated!

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The blown capacitor.

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Counterfeit fuse.

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Dangerous charger

It should have silica sand inside, this one does not.

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