Question What happens when charging a laptop with a type-c phone charger?

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I just connected a type-c phone charger to a laptop type-c usb port. The port is not for charging the laptop. When I connected my phone charger into it, the laptop immediately shut down itself. The laptop is working just fine until now. I wonder if there will be damage inside of the laptop that will occur in the future. My laptop model btw is MSI GF65.
 

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You can use chargers that plug into USB C "PD" ports (power delivery). The MSI website sucks, and I couldn't tell if you had this port.

Either way, you need more powerful adapters that provide the min # of watts for something like this.

Your phone charger is not powerful enough so likely did not cause any harm. If I were you, I would just test that port with something else (not power related). If it is fine, I would not worry about it.

Just goes to show you...keep your plug out of where it doesn't belong. :)

R
 
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You can use chargers that plug into USB C "PD" ports (power delivery). The MSI website sucks, and I couldn't tell if you had this port.

Either way, you need more powerful adapters that provide the min # of watts for something like this.

Your phone charger is not powerful enough so likely did not cause any harm. If I were you, I would just test that port with something else (not power related). If it is fine, I would not worry about it.

Just goes to show you...keep your plug out of where it doesn't belong. :)

R
Thanks for the reply. 😁👍🏻
 
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