Recliners are like big scissors you sit on
January 15, 2009 10:43 AM Subscribe
My recliner sheared through the magsafe power cord attached to my Macbook. Is it safe to attempt to repair it? If so, what do I need and how should I go about making a clean repair?
posted by cowbellemoo to computers & internet (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Just to be specific, it's a fairly clean cut in the cord about 2 feet from where the magsafe connector plugs into the computer (1st gen vanilla macbook). So there's plenty of wire to work with and I'm willing to pick up a few things from Radio Shack if they'll help make a nice job of the repair.
I'm quite gentle with the cord when my sofa recliner isn't hungry, so it doesn't need to bear weight after the repair – just not melt or spark.
DIY salvage or drop $60 on a replacement?