Broken cable of Magsafe 85W power adapter (including picture)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kitejohn, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. kitejohn macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009

    I was wondering if I can fix this problem (because it's in an early stage of wear & tear?)

    Is it easy to fix? Just some tape around it?
    Or is it a 'little'! bit more difficult?

    hopefully it's easy to fix...

    picture of this minor problem:

    Thanks in advance for your opinions and help

  2. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
  3. Indyrs2 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    Bring it to the apple store or call them. If the computer is still under warranty Apple will replace it. I have had them replace one on my macbook and macbook pro. If they wont replace it i bet you can just push the cable back into the boot and super glue it back together.
  4. kitejohn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2009
    apple won't

    apple won't replace it.. for accessoires only 1 year warranty :(
    will superglue be good if it heats up??

    thanks for your responses
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    No. Cyanoacrylate glues have a flash point of 81C (burns/catches fire).
  6. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    Mine did the same exact thing. :rolleyes:

    I booked an appointment and Apple replaced with no problem.

    Whether they replace it or now, I don't think I would be using a power brick with the wiring exposed. Seems like you're asking for a fire. :eek:
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Power adapters are covered under the AppleCare (if there is one) on the system. Whomever told you that it's only covered for 1 year would have been correct, had you purchased it as a backup adapter, or if your computer was out of warranty when you purchased the adapter.

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