Puppy Power Outage
May 7, 2008 4:21 PM   Subscribe

Help! My puppy just bit through my Apple MagSafe cord and now it doesn't work. I don't want to give Apple another $80. Has any MeFite (or anyone else) successfully spliced one back together?
posted by Xurando to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
With a roll of electrician's tape this should be a snap. Make a clean cut, strip back the wires, splice (solder if you are anal) tape and be done. Heat shrink tubing, in white preferably, would be even better, but I don't know if it comes in white.
posted by caddis at 4:32 PM on May 7, 2008

There's really nothing to a MagSafe cord - the two conductors just carry plain old DC (more info). Splice them together properly as caddis describes and you're all set.
posted by pocams at 4:34 PM on May 7, 2008 [1 favorite]

Yes. I have successfully spliced one back together with electrical tape, exactly like caddis said.

(A coworker of mine had a cat who loved to eat the magsafe cords.)
posted by adamwolf at 4:53 PM on May 7, 2008

Heatshrink does come in all colors (well, white won't be the same shiny white as the cord, but it'll be whitish).
posted by hattifattener at 7:00 PM on May 7, 2008

If you don't want to splice it together, Apple will probably replace it, especially if it is relatively new. I managed to sever my power cord a few months ago and despite it being totally and completely my fault, they gave me a new one. (Cord was ~8 mo old)
posted by arnicae at 9:23 PM on May 7, 2008

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