Magsafe plug repair.

rich1812

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Hello, must of the repaire guilds I read online such as iFixit, are about fixing the charger itself. but mine problem is a bit different this is my second time my charder is fine. It is the wireing inside the plug that are loose (plese see attached pic). However, I don't seem to find a way to open it to re-solider the wires. I hate to throw away a good chager for this minor problem . Any advice on how to take it a part? Thank you.
 

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Stefan johansson

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That's the typical Apple cord damage. Unfortunately,you cannot replace only the cable,but if you got soldering experience,you could try to avoid it in the future,by being more careful.
 

rich1812

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That's the typical Apple cord damage. Unfortunately,you cannot replace only the cable,but if you got soldering experience,you could try to avoid it in the future,by being more careful.
Yea, I have been very careful with that but somehow it still got demaged. I have the very similar damge on my iPhone charge, but at least I can just replace the cord, not the charger itself. :)
 

Stefan johansson

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Yea, I have been very careful with that but somehow it still got demaged. I have the very similar damge on my iPhone charge, but at least I can just replace the cord, not the charger itself. :)
As I said,typical Apple cord damage. Would be nice if Apple had used a replaceable cord for the MagSafe charger.
 

Gjwilly

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You can get replacement cords with the plug already attached but you'd need to crack open the square plastic charging block and unsolder the old and solder in the new.
There's a chip in the metal plug itself that tells the MacBook what size charger you have so when you get the replacement make sure you get one that matches your charger.
 

rich1812

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You can get replacement cords with the plug already attached but you'd need to crack open the square plastic charging block and unsolder the old and solder in the new.
There's a chip in the metal plug itself that tells the MacBook what size charger you have so when you get the replacement make sure you get one that matches your charger.
Could you please tell me where I can get the replacement cord? I looked on eBay, all they have is the entire charger, not the cord alone. Thank you.
 

kohlson

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You may want to consider sugru, a type of plastic epoxy, to strengthen the connection.