That does not look good at all. A potential fire risk!
I'm no expert on these but I hope that it isn't a widespread problem. How many instances are you aware of?
Surely if it was widespread then this sort of thing should trigger a recall.
Hi fellow Alienware owners,
A while ago I had a problem which was a slightly burned DC-in connector in my Alienware 15 laptop (The connector next to the battery conenctor inside of the laptop). Now I see this issue pop up more often.
I was wondering how widespread it is. I replaced the cable but I worry th elongevity of this system because of this.
I took this photo from another user on another forum to illustrate how it looks.
Problems that arise when this is happening is that under load the screen is suddenly dimming and the framerate goes down (probably because it starts to run on battery power for a short bit).
I hope this is only an unique issue and not widespread.