I wanted to know if the laptop charger can be left connected to the power socket without the laptop connected to the DC connector. I dozed off on my bed and woke up feel a burning feeling on my right arm. I woke up started and found my blanket on fire due to flames at the AC connector. It was burning like anything and the pen stand near it melted down. The fire was so intense that it charred the metal case of a kit. It all happened suddenly. I don't have a single clue why and how this happened.
The cable is not faulty, the adapter either. I never saw any problem with this until now. The ends near the connectors melted down and they are out of shape. Strange thing is the main MCP, may be I should call it circuit breaker fell and the power went off. It just kept tripping until I switched off the laptop adaptor and took it off from the socket. I am really scared.
Should I turn off the spike too when not in use? May be I should have confirmed all this before I started using them. Also please tell me if I can use the adapter by fixing it. I can't get the replacement charger immediately, so please suggest any work around if any.
PS: The machine is Acer laptop bought some 3 years ago.
Edited by b0bl335wa663r, 20 August 2014 - 12:39 AM.