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Laptop adapter wire frayed

The power adapter for my laptop has the common problem of a fraying wire on the connector plug. Is there a better way to repair this than simply wrap electrician's tape around it? By "better" I mean something that will add some rigidity to the cord so that it won't flex as much and exacerbate the fraying.

Here's a photo of the frayed wire:

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  • John Roshi Jan 13, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestions. I tried the shrink wrap tubing approach. But when I split the covering and heat it,
    it doesn't "shrink" or constrict around the wire. The split
    causes the tubing to actually open up.

    I guess in order for shrink wrap tubing to work as intended it
    can't be split.

  • John Roshi Jan 19, 2009

    Even better than epoxy glue, I found epoxy putty at the auto parts store. You can mould it to whatever shape you need. I wrapped some around the connector, and an hour later it's a rigid durable bond.

    Here's the repair:




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You could try some of that shrink wrap that you heat up that shrinks to covering wires after a repair a ( the proper name escapes me at the moment)... split the covering ... wrap it around the frayed part and heat it up.

Radio shack etc has the part

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You can use Epoxie its something like super glue, but it has two substances that you mix together and they become hard as steel. just connect the wire and wrap it with little tape, then add Epoxie to make sure it sticks for ever !!!

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