How to repair/replace low voltage lead

We've all seen it happen.

The silicone rubber insulation on the cable connecting the brick to the laptop has been nicked and now the damage is 'running' exposing the shielding wires.

Apple's response is replace it - Yeah at $100+ per time and I'm sick of it. I wanna Fixit.

I have tried wrapping it with insulating tape but have not had a lot of success because the silicone shrinks and displaces the tape.

I found a good link to doing the job but the embedded link for the part was broken and I have not been able to find a new source.

Has any body got a new source of parts?

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$100 ? Do get a kiss with that or do they just...........

Here's a guide and you can get replacement cables on eBay pretty cheap:

Repairing MagSafe Connector

Apple AC Adapter Repair

Here are several options for replacement, you did't tell which one you had:

Apple MagSafe 1 AC Adapter

Do a search for Mag-Safe replacement cable for your correct end.

Apple MagSafe 1 AC Adapter Image

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Actually it's more like A$130 and no kiss!

It's any of them. My wife's laptop uses the L type and I just had one fail on the 45W MagSafe 2 on my 2013 Mac Air. That's a work machine so my employer paid for the replacement - bonus!

I've successfully used Dave Fixedit's version.

Thanks for the eBay link


Here's an adapter I use all the time for switching between older and newer machines:


The parts for the MagSafe2 arrived today. I've got a few spare bricks lying around with no usable cables. I intend to try putting a type 2 cable onto an old 60W brick.

I cannot see why this should not work. Any comments?


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