I need to repair a MagSafe power adapter, which has a damaged cable.
As you can see in the photos, there is damage to what appears to be shielding.
Update: This frayed wire is not “shielding.” See the accepted answer and its comments for details.
I’m leery of simply applying (more ugly, ineffective) tape as a long term option. I’m considering using some higher quality shrink-wrap or the like, but I‘d also like to account for the fraying.
The problem is, I cannot find any information online about the frayed part, such as the material and the function(s) it provides.
Can you provide detailed specifications of the frayed part of the cable, including how it works / what it does?
Presumably, I can use the answer to inform my repair decisions.
Of course, I also welcome comments you might have about how to or whether to repair this damage.