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85W magsafe PSU repairs

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Topic: 85W magsafe PSU repairs
Posted By: richardhx
Subject: 85W magsafe PSU repairs
Date Posted: 22 October 2011 at 11:44pm
Just had to tear apart an apple Magsafe powersupply and reconnect the lead.

One gouge to the hand later and a bunch of self amalgamating tape and the MB Pro is once again charging and working fine.

Preventative work may have prevented it failing where attaches to the brick.

Adding self amalgamating tape as strain relief after pulling the plastic outer down to make sure there is not a gap may have prevented me from having to open up and resolder the now shorter cable.

What a pain that was.

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Posted By: richardhx
Date Posted: 22 October 2011 at 11:51pm
Oopps spoke too soon. it just went bang. guess it was messed up when the cable broke before. Hissed a bit afterwards but seemed to be working fine until bang. Pants :(
Oh well. guess im back to using a PC for a while until I go back to work and pick up another PSU.

making the word clear

Posted By: scott101
Date Posted: 20 November 2011 at 11:23am
How old  is your magsafe?

In the US, Apple have just started a replacement program to replace the original ones with the new style ones because of the duff strain relief.

Not sure if they have introduced it here yet, but it would be worth a few minutes if it saves you £70!

Posted By: richardhx
Date Posted: 30 November 2011 at 4:41pm
Thanks for thinking of that, 

Think they may take one look at the "resealed" case and say No Wink
PSU was years old when failed and a work one too which means cost them a lot less than that. Had outlasted the motherboard from the original MBP, had looked into that suggestion a bit with our apple people, but they said not.

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