Sunday, January 25, 2009
Well, we finally got some more solder and so we've fixed my laptop charger for the second time. I've had the charger for about 2 years. 6 months ago, the side that connects to the laptop via magnet became frayed from too much yanking. I resoldered it and used glue to stabilize the wire. Last week, the other end met the same fate. This one was harder to fix. We whacked the plastic box open using a hammer and a screwdriver for prying, disconnected the original wires from the board, and resoldered a freshly cut wire end in its place. Now I've got to put the box back on and use some more of that glue to keep everything in place. By the way, the cost of a replacement charge is $45-$60. Eesh.