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AlixEstolas
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my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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My Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating. I know it's not normal, is there anything i can do?

Also for what possible reasons could my power brick be bloating?

Is my power brick even bloating in the first place?

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AlixEstolas
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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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Sorry it seems that the power brick's curve on the sides is an intentional design. I thought the curves were signs of bloating inside but as i saw power brick teardowns online they all have the curves in the sides. My mistake.
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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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I am not seeing the pictures yet, they have to be approved by the moderator. But assuming the swelling is obvious, I would be looking for a new adapter. If the system is under warranty (I have to believe the warranty period is over), call Dell tech support for your region. I assume you mean the adapter and not the actual battery itself?

As for why, it could be overheating.




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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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Instead of uploading the photos and waiting for mod approval here, can you make image mirror links from Imgur?

 

Just copy/paste the link in the post. Don't wrap it in [IMG] tags.

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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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Hi @AlixEstolas,

I'm actually not seeing the bloating, but it could be just due to the picture.

The AC Adapter may need a replacement just to be safe. If the system is under warranty, please send me a private message with the Service Tag so I can review your case.


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AlixEstolas
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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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okay, i will Quick question though, is the power brick supposed to be completely flat on ALL sides?

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AlixEstolas
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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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Sorry it seems that the power brick's curve on the sides is an intentional design. I thought the curves were signs of bloating inside but as i saw power brick teardowns online they all have the curves in the sides. My mistake.
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Re: my Alienware 15's power brick feels like it's bloating

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My brick on my 15 R3 is completely flat and rectangle, as is the one on my wifes 15 R2...

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