: broken mag adapter cable prevention


boukman2
Mar 1st, 2011, 12:15 PM
had the misfortune of wrecking my mac power adaptor. seemed to be unusually hot, then stopped working. ack! seems the wires broke and shorted out. sigh. $90 replacement, (with tax)...
so i cut it open to see. the cable seems to have wiggled too much, breaking the interior wires, which then shorted out.
simple prevention for this it occurred to me when i woke up this morning. cut off about an inch of duct tape and wrap it tightly around the connection. before this happens.
red green will be proud of you.

broad
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:22 PM
the new design goes a long way towards ensuring that this won't happen