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My original Macbook Air charger (5 years old) still works great, but the cord after the power block is torn up and all the sheathing is almost off. The bottom point (including the brick) work great and have no issues.

I was wondering if I could order a 3rd party charger and change out the top section of that? Is it safe?

Most of the questions similar to this are moreso about the entire charger, and the answers say how unreliable and unsafe the power module is. Since this isn't being replaced, do the same problems exist?

I do have to find a charger that supports this changeability though.

(This might get marked as duplicate, but I haven't found an answer and this question is slightly different)

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    "Before" and "after" the brick is a bit vague. Do you mean the MagSafe end or the end that plugs into the mains? As for 3rd party chargers, I'm just going leave these two videos here: video 1 and video 2 – Allan Jul 23 '18 at 17:47
  • The end that plugs into the power is fine. This includes the power converter. The end that connects to the computer (the magsafe part) is tattered and needs a new one. – bblocs3141 Jul 23 '18 at 17:56
  • Buy a new adapter. I have the skills to crack it open and solder a replacement cable and I can tell you from first hand experience, it's a royal PITA. A non-OEM replacement adapter is, quite simply, too much of a risk when plugging into your MacBook. If you send 18V down the wrong pin, it's goodbye MB. – Allan Jul 23 '18 at 18:02
  • I wasnt going to solder it... You can slide off the top MagSafe cable. – bblocs3141 Jul 23 '18 at 18:24
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    I'd say - if you have to ask, then you don't have the technical knowledge to do this & should, for safety reasons, leave it alone. – Tetsujin Jul 24 '18 at 7:19

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