[Noisebridge-discuss] MacBook power cord broken at transformer

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 04:38:27 UTC 2013


... you can google around for writeups / teardowns of the chinese
knockoffs. They don't put AC safety anywhere near as high as Apple do.

I suggest buying a new one and then reinforcing it so it doesn't happen
again.



-adrian



On 5 September 2013 21:35, Jonathan Toomim <jtoomim at jtoomim.org> wrote:

>  The Chinese knockoffs on ebay aren't too bad. They cost about $30.
>
> The Macbook AC adapters are notorious for not having enough strain relief.
> I strongly suggest reinforcing both ends of the cable from the AC adapter
> to the Mac with about a gram of epoxy. I did that with my third one, and I
> haven't needed a fourth. Doing so makes it pretty ugly, but I prefer ugly
> things that work over pretty things that don't.
>
>
>
> On 9/5/2013 9:29 PM, Morgan. wrote:
>
>  Hi List,
>
>  I have an old friend with old MacBook.  His power cord is cracked and
> frayed near the transformer.
> Where can one find an inexpensive replacement?  Thanks.
>
>
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