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atinybug 02-19-2013 04:39 PM

macbook charger
 
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My boss's macbook charger won't charge anymore, and she doesn't want to pay the $75 for a new one. So I took a look at it, and saw some wire sticking out of the insulation. I stripped the insulation off around the area and looked at the wire, and it's all just 1 coil, no separate wire insulated in the middle. So, can I just twist this up really tight and wrap some electrical tape on it to fix it?

simsima325 02-19-2013 04:44 PM

ask her if $75 is worth a fire in her home/office

what if you 'fix it' and it starts a fire in her home. who fixed it?

Carskibum 02-19-2013 04:50 PM

Are they really $75?

simsima325 02-19-2013 04:52 PM

have you tried ebay or craigslist for a working one?

atinybug 02-19-2013 04:52 PM

You're probably right Sim. I have no idea if they really are $75, that's what she told me when she was looking for a replacement.

ghorn 02-19-2013 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by simsima325 (Post 15177846)
have you tried ebay or craigslist for a working one?

or monoprice.com

Grande D 02-19-2013 05:01 PM

The ones on Amazon and eBay are mostly counterfeit. No, it is not one wire. You are going to fry her computer or worse, start a fire.

Look on youtube for Magsafe repair. There are plenty of guides.

9/10 times Apple will give you a new charger if you go in with the busted one. It has to be less than a year old, but they don't really have any way to keep track (unless it is the very old style).

clk500 02-19-2013 05:13 PM

make sure you know if it requires a magsafe1 plug tip or magsafe2 plugtip. The newer retina display mac pros require magsafe2 tips

atinybug 02-19-2013 05:16 PM

Ok after looking at the youtube vid I went back and pulled apart the outer layer of wire some more and found the inner wire. That one's insulation is still completely intact. I can't do the fix on the youtube vids tho because that would leave her with a 1.5 foot long cord lol. I guess I'll have her try to get a free replacement.

Grande D 02-19-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by atinybug (Post 15177948)
Ok after looking at the youtube vid I went back and pulled apart the outer layer of wire some more and found the inner wire. That one's insulation is still completely intact. I can't do the fix on the youtube vids tho because that would leave her with a 1.5 foot long cord lol. I guess I'll have her try to get a free replacement.

Now that you've stripped it it probably isn't gunna happen.

Does it have the L shaped, aluminum end? Or the old white end?

atinybug 02-19-2013 05:18 PM

L shape aluminum

Grande D 02-19-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by atinybug (Post 15177958)
L shape aluminum

You've got a shot. But that stripped wire is going to be very hard to explain. :eek:

atinybug 02-19-2013 05:28 PM

Lol how so? Just say I tried to fix it myself but was unable to. The insulation is cleanly cut off, it doesn't look worn or torn.

Spiral Prophet 02-19-2013 05:33 PM

seriously if the inner conductors jacketing is still intact just solder the braid back together and cover it with either electrical tape or shrink tubing..

Grande D 02-19-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by atinybug (Post 15177997)
Lol how so? Just say I tried to fix it myself but was unable to. The insulation is cleanly cut off, it doesn't look worn or torn.

That voids the warranty- just a wee bit. :lmao:

bry330i 02-19-2013 05:39 PM

just go to genius bar and bitch about, theyll give you a new one

NOVAbimmer 02-19-2013 05:48 PM

why is this your responsibility?

2000beamer 02-19-2013 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer (Post 15178070)
why is this your responsibility?

He's trying to earn brownie points/a raise/ or a date with the boss!

saxual328ci 02-19-2013 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by bry330i (Post 15178040)
just go to genius bar and bitch about, theyll give you a new one

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Go to the Genius Bar. Make sure you make an appointment before you go. I had that happen to me. I think I read something about how you wrap up the charger and the manufacture poor insulation on the charger. Mine caught a fire once. Luckily it didn't burn down my home

http://blogs.courant.com/connecticut...ptop-char.html

Shake 02-19-2013 06:24 PM

I had mine replaced for free a while back. I'd try the apple store first.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4127


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