Repairing Broken MacBook MagSafe Power Adapter

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My first MagSafe Power Adapter got broken and I didn’t know why. It just didn’t work. I brought it in Apple Stores like Switch and Power Mac Center to let them fix it. Unfortunately, they told me that it can’t be repaired and I just need to replace it. So I bought a new one.

After a few years, my second charger’s thin rubberized cable jacket started to fray. I tried to rescue it by putting electric tape. But it continued to get weaker as I use it. Until such time that the cable got totally broken.

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I was so disappointed. I can’t use my MacBook anymore. I looked for a new charger but it was expensive. It will cost me around Php 4000-4,500. I felt regretful for both the money I’m gonna spend and the charger I’ll just throw away.

Hesitant to buy a new charger, I searched for instructions online how to repair a broken MagSafe Power Adapter. Fortunately there were lots of available tutorials on YouTube and they explained it clearly well, step by step. It was so basic and I think that I can do it effortlessly.

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First I gathered the materials I need: soldering iron, lead, wire cutter, electric tape, and plies. Then the I started the operation. I inserted the plier ends on the winding ears to force flip open the adaptor. After opening it successfully, I saw a black and white cord then cut them. I connected them back together to the broken wire through soldering. Few seconds after it cooled down, I put electric tapes around it. Then brought back its casing. And then put more electric tape to close it and secure it from breaking. It was just that easy.

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Fortunately my charger works now again like it has never been broken. Hopefully I can still use it for the next two to three years.