the 60W magsafe power adapter that came with my late 2009 13" macbook pro gets extremely hot to the touch while charging. does it need to be replaced?

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    It depends on what type of applications you are running at the time, such as Final Cut Pro or Safari.

    When your computer is running big applications such as Final Cut Pro, you will notice your computer will need more power to do more tasks and therefor your MagSafe power adapter may get warm/hot.

    If you are using a less mighty application such as Safari, your MagSafe power adapter should NOT get hot. If it does get hot/burning; I would replace it, especially if it has been mistreated before.

    Hope this helps.

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