Any idea how to fix the broken plastic/rubber covering of the cable on a MagSafe Power Adapter? Mine is showing the inner wires and I'm afraid of getting an electrical shock.

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    Depending where exactly the cable is split and if the wires are not actually broken then you could choose to wrap it well with electrical tape or just purchase a new one. IIRC There was a replacement program at one time concerning an issue with the MagSafe Power Adapter cable fraying prematurely. Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 16:01
  • @user3439894 They may still give you a free replacement if you go the Apple Store. Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 0:41
  • @kittycat3141, I'm not the one with the defective MagSafe Power Adapter, Jade is. Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 1:11
  • @user3439894 I know, I was just responding and saying they'll do that. Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 2:01

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Eventually there will be very light electricity shocks, I fixed all my cables with this tape it is very strong an the with ones are more esthetics for mac white cable.

It's called RESCUE TAPE Self-Fusing Silicone Tape ~ WHITE. I got mine from Amazon but there might be other places or similar tapes.

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  • That is a great idea, since I tried to fix it in apple store. My MAC is not in warranty anymore.... thanks a lot...
    – Jade
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 15:56
  • This is a common type of electrical-work tape, called self-fusing or fusion tape. It is available in rubber or silicone varieties, and some variant ought to be in most hardware stores.
    – Whit3rd
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 0:53

Sugru - not cheap, but very good.

Goes on like Plasticene/Silly Putty, dries like rubberised plastic. Flexible & waterproof, lots of different colours.

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  • where can I buy this ones? tried on amazon does not match any search :(
    – Jade
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 16:04
  • @Jade, Not sure how you searched Amazon for it, however it's there. Amazon Search for Sugru Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 16:17
  • You can also buy it direct from Sugru, at least in the UK. It's £13 for a pack of 8 sachets. One or two sachets should probably do all the jobs you see above; they're quite small but once open you need to use it or it will set overnight. It lasts longer than the sell-by date if you keep it in the fridge.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Apr 7, 2016 at 16:33
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    I can vouch for Sugru too, I've used it to repair cables, make identical flash drives identifiable for my blind brother-in-law, and more. If you order from sugru.com/buy , they have a distribution center in Michigan that they'll ship from. I think ThinkGeek may also carry it.
    – Doktor J
    Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 5:35
  • This was not a good fix for me. The Sugru cracked where the cord meets the power brick. Sugru is just too brittle.
    – bobics
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 21:32

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