#1 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1020 posts) -

Im pretty sure this is not a good thing, but others that experience this also find that their laptop doesnt charge properly;

Mines still charges fine though, and sometimes it doesn't make the high pitched squealing noise at all.

Think I should get a new one? And will this be covered by my 1 year guarantee?

#2 Posted by MacEG (254 posts) -

Same exact thing happened to an external LaCie hard drive power supply I had. It eventually died a couple months later after my warranty ran out.

Not really any way to fix it. Call the laptop manufacturer and see if it's covered.

#3 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1020 posts) -

@MacEG: I will, however if it is not covered will any charger do? Because the same dell ac charger costs 70 pounds new!

#4 Posted by dudeglove (7832 posts) -
#5 Posted by Revan_NL (341 posts) -

Had the same thing once, not long after that the damn thing almost overloaded. I'm afraid your charger is about to die

#6 Posted by mtcantor (948 posts) -

This is not a good sign. I would prepare for the worst.

#7 Posted by Lotan (217 posts) -

Dude, unplug that thing and get a new one before you set your house on fire.

#8 Posted by SpaceRunaway (865 posts) -

Take it apart, let the mouse out.

#9 Posted by Zelyre (1193 posts) -

Probably a squealing capacitor. Usually a sign of a cap that's on its way out.

#10 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

It's gonna BLOW! ...

also Dell AC Adapters/Chargers suck I've fried 3 of those.

#11 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

My PSP charger has been making this type of noise for years now. Nothing bad so far.