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AC1200 USB Wifi Adapter stopped working after overheating.

SamINotAm
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AC1200 USB Wifi Adapter stopped working after overheating.

So I've had a Netgear AC1200 USB Dual Band Wifi Adapter for around 2 years (the short one). It was prone to overheating, but it always ended up working in the end.

Today, however, my wifi adapter just failed me while I was chatting on Discord. It was warm when I disconnected it, and whenever I tried to reconnect it, it wouldn't even connect to my PC.

 

Is the adapter just completely obsolete now? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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plemans
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Re: AC1200 USB Wifi Adapter stopped working after overheating.

heat does tend to be the death of electronics. 

If it doesn't work in that device, try a different usb port. Maybe the port itself went bad. Or try it in a different pc/laptop in case its a driver issue. 

If those don't work, it might taken a dump. 

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