Splicing a laptop power cable.
September 13, 2007 9:17 AM Subscribe
How do I splice a laptop power cable?
posted by ThePants to technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My new puppy bit through the round section of power cable for my girlfriend's laptop and is lucky he didn't get electrocuted. The damage is similar to, but more serious than, the damage depicted in this image gallery
When the adapter is plugged in and I wiggle the cable there are visible sparks, and I'm expecting the little nailpolish trick that sarah used (above link) isn't going to work. Many of the outer wires are severed on both sides of the wire, the insulation between the inner and outer wires is torn, and possibly severed a few of the inner wires.
My question is this: am I going to be able to approach this the same way I did when splicing a lamp cable in high school shop class (ie. strip the wire, twist the wires, apply wire nut and electrical tape)? Is this something I can even do at home? How can I avoid buying a new adapter?