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Exposed wire in laptop adapter

by Syrinx77 / September 24, 2013 9:27 PM PDT

A small bit of the black shielding of my adaptor was accidentally cut away leaving a very small bit of the wire underneath exposed. I really don't want to *have* to get a whole new adapter. The only part that's damaged is the cord seen on the left of this jpg:


Would I be fine by fixing with electrical tape? Would I be able to find *just* that part as a replacement? (I already checked the official HP site- out of stock) Thanks for any advice.

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Re: wire
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 24, 2013 9:41 PM PDT

I don't see anything damaged. Maybe you can insert an arrow in the pic and upload it again?


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Do it...
by Willy / September 25, 2013 12:12 AM PDT

Electrical tape is the way to go to cover any exposed wiring. As your example seems to be of a new product, it really isn't showing any damage at least by that .jpg. So, I ask if you plan to provide pictures use a public image website like Photobucket or similar and post the link of your actual image.

I like to stress that typical adapter wiring is of small gauge, so besides seeing wiring if you see also broken strands of wires in any great amount that reduced electrical conductivity is present and "over-heating" can result, so be sure of that condition.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by Syrinx77 / September 25, 2013 8:27 AM PDT
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Black electrical tape.
by mopscare42 / September 25, 2013 9:41 AM PDT
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It doesn't look like anything is actually broken from your pictures. Just skinned.
Just give it 2 or 3 layers of tape and there should be no problem.

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