My MagSafe connector gets really hot to the point that it burns my skin when I touch it. Everything else is fine, my macbook charges fine and does not heat up that much. Is this normal? This Tip Gets Really Hot


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A Mag Safe Adapter that gets warm is normal. So hot that it burns your skin? Definitely not normal.

This could be a couple things:

  • Your Power Adapter is failing. If this is the case, replace it with a GENUINE Apple Power adapter.

  • Magsafe DC I/O Board is bad. From your comments, you said you have a Mid 2015 15" rMBP. If that is the case, then you will need something like this MagSafe DC Jack

You may want to look at this post Magsafe connector Scalding hot when charging

To replace the board, is fairly easy. Just view the step by step instructions from the same site, ifixit.com

  • Its mid 2015 Macbook Pro 15"
    – Ankit Jain
    Mar 3, 2016 at 5:48

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