Charger cable tearing - Any tips?

ReL1988

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Jan 25, 2014
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Hi,

My rMBP 13" (2014) charger magsafe cable is tearing.

Any tips on what to do in order to keep it working without needing to pay huge $ to replace? (in my country its very expensive..)
The cable still seems fine on the "inside", its just the outer material that is ripped at the moment.

Thanks!!
Ariel
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dwfaust

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Wrap it with electrical tape to preserve the strength of the cable. It will need to be replaced sooner or later.
 

ReL1988

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Jan 25, 2014
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any alternatives? usually it holds for a very short time

Thanks!
 

deeddawg

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Heat shrink tubing.
Only trick is fitting tubing small enough to be effective over the end of the magsafe connector. It'd be a bit easier on the L-style versions. I'm not aware of any split heatshrink tubing but it may exist.

Best bet: Replace the cable. You can find them on ebay for not much money. Here's a guide: https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Apple_AC_Adapter
If you're not handy with a soldering iron, it shouldn't be difficult to find someone who is.

With your replacement cord be careful about bending it at sharp angles or kinking it. I've never had to replace a cord in many years of using Apple products, but I'm careful with them.
 

MRxROBOT

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Only trick is fitting tubing small enough to be effective over the end of the magsafe connector. It'd be a bit easier on the L-style versions. I'm not aware of any split heatshrink tubing but it may exist.

Best bet: Replace the cable. You can find them on ebay for not much money. Here's a guide: https://www.ifixit.com/Device/Apple_AC_Adapter
If you're not handy with a soldering iron, it shouldn't be difficult to find someone who is.

With your replacement cord be careful about bending it at sharp angles or kinking it. I've never had to replace a cord in many years of using Apple products, but I'm careful with them.
Hey I never said they wouldn't have to get their hands a bit dirty. If the instructions above are a bit daunting. In lieu of soldering, you could use crimps with heat shrink tubing to connect a new MagSafe 2 lead to the existing cable giving you a longer cable if so desired. The soldering iron is of course the best action to take but the alternative I stated will work just fine and probably more likely in the realm of people's skill set and or more comfortable doing.