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The power supply for my Linksys router was damaged. The cord was damaged and I am replacing the plug inserts into the router. Ine side of the cord has a gray stripe. Is this the negative connection?

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In electricity ussually the cord with a different color stripe is positive, and plain black is negative or ground, I recommend you check out another power supply or go to linksys official website to get a new one. Hope you solve your problem soon.

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