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Power cord deterioration

I use a MacBook Pro laptop, and the covering on the 85W MagSafe 2 power adapter cord is dissolving, apparently from frequent contact with my fingers. It's completely gone near the magnetic plug, exposing about 2 inches of metallic sheathing. Is there a fix for this that might not disintegrate in the same way, and does it require giving up the computer while it's done? I prefer not to have to don surgical gloves while handling the power connector. I use no other devices whose power cords are so delicate.

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There are other complaints about this.

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PS. Some pictures for you.

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