Thursday, July 28, 2011

how to fix a broken macbook or macbook pro charger

caveat: I know nothing about electricity, wires or anything. This may be dangerous. Fires/electrocution/whathaveyou.

Here is the broken charger. The cord consists of an copper inner wire with a plastic sheath and a silver wire that wraps around the middle cable. In this case the outer plastic is severed. the silver wire is discontinuous and the inner copper wire is exposed.
I cut off the outer plastic with a razor blade and then peeled the silver wire back. you can see the damage inner wire.
I repaired the inner layer with electrical tape. I also cut a portion of speaker cable to bridge the gap in the outer silver wire.
I intertwined the speaker wire with the outer wire. finally taping up the remaining exposed wire.

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