My iPod is actually almost dead while I am making this instructable, and actually does die before I finish it.

Step 1: The Problem

Here's the problem! After about two years of constant use, way into the wee hours of the night, my iPod cord broke right at the base of the plug. I should throw in the towel, accept that I had a good run with this cord, and go buy a new one right? WRONG!
<p>I use this one to protect my cord, really works, cute &amp; functional </p>
<p>A couple friends and I are working on trying to strengthen charging cords. If yall could take this survey really quick it would help a lot! https://docs.google.com/a/bheagle.net/forms/d/1NmRo_fR-8yHRJuMP4OBRuPJR4EBwe1slDpCtCk133gg/edit</p>
My ipad cord had two weird lumps by the place just before u plug it in plz help<br>
<p>the iPod charger was plugged into fast and now the iPod won't charge</p>
What had happened was one of the wires had snapped. Sugru can't fix that
Ikr that sit cruddy
Omg this instructable was posted 3 years ago. Obviously things have changed since then
<p>You can literally download 4 apps and get a free charger anytime you want from http://freeapplechargers.com/ lol</p>
Any chance this would work with a MacBook charger??
<p>Yes it does.</p>
<p>Mine was broke where the company that manufactured it soldered it onto the micro chip. I did not have solder so I used hot glue to stick it onto the solder. You have to be very extremely precise for this. Hot glue is not a conductor and if it's too hot the entire thing is ruined. You have to get it where it just starts to melt. So that means sitting there pressing the trigger till something comes out. I also had take my knife and expose the wire as well but only a little bit. Also cut the entire white caseing off of the charger because it wasn't one that clicked together.. So when I had to put it back together I covered the head part with hot glue or you can use electrical tape. I didn;t have electrical tape. This should only be a quick fix if you are waiting till a new charger comes in the mail. Not a good idea for long term fix. Be sure to keep this away from fabrics and such just in case... I do not want to be responsible if your house catches on fire. I've been in robotics for 3 years so I knew what I was doing. I do not highly recommenced this if you have no exprience with wires or mechanics...</p>
<p>I find that the spring and heat shrink approach does a really good job protecting the cable where it meets the connector. They are for sale on ebay here: <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/161878232458" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/161878232458</a>? if anyone wants to go this route.</p>
<p>you can just order a new cable for free off of http://freeapplechargers.com/ just saying</p>
<p>Didnt work for me, tried on serveral of my broken chargers</p><p>I actually had to take them completely appart and found it was where the wires were connected</p>
Hunter M4 is correct it died during the repair, once fixed it worked fine. It still worked up until I upgraded to the iPod 5. I posted this two years ago, so cords weren't 50cent apiece or at least good ones weren't . Glad this helped some people , wish I knew why you felt the need to continue to question this instructable
<p>now that the cords are 50 cents</p><p>lol</p>
<p>my ipod was sitting around for 2 years bec i was so pissed off that the damn charger is so freakin expensive. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS! i'm charging it right now and i feel so happy yey! :) </p>
<p>Dude, stuff works for some, not for others - and so glad you got the plus side!</p>
but...if the repair worked, then why didn't you charge the ipod and take the pictures needed?
Because it died in the middle of them fixing the charger. They charged their phone when the charger was functional and then took pictures of the finished product
<p>K, know what..I'll believe you where millions wouldn't...but this is a year later....</p>
Because I have the iTouch 5, but I got this cord when I had the 4. So I wanted it all back together before I plugged my adapter and iPod back into it. It works, I'm actually using it right now
Uh, sugru it. Sounds like a lot of work that sugru could have done faster and safer.

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