Short Circuit


Old 12-02-13, 03:32 PM
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Short Circuit

I recently caused a short circuit by dropping a quarter on to a power strip. The quarter came in contact with the partially exposed prongs of my laptop charger and caused a short circuit that popped the circuit breaker. My laptop charger has a large AC converter hooked to it. There didn't seem to be any damage to the computer or charger (thank God) but the prongs were a bit, well melted and black (see picture). Is it ok too use or should I cough up the $100 for a new charger or should I put a new plug onto the cord.
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Old 12-02-13, 04:24 PM
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Polish with a little emery paper.
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I agree with Ray it really isn't as bad as it looks. If you don't have emery paper then a file or sand paper should work fine.
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Agreed, the main contact with the power strip/receptacle will be further down on the prongs near the holes.

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