Step 3: Cut the Cord

So now we move on prepping the cords.

Generic AC Adapter
1. Cut the cord to desired length. Make sure to leave enough cord length so you could actually solder it to the original laptop cord. As for me, I left a little bit wire on the plug (one that goes to the outlet) side because I might need the adapter and reuse it in the future.
2. Insert the cord in the barrel.
3. Strip the wires, exposing the wires.

Laptop AC Adapter
1. I cut the loose plug that needs replacing.
2 Insert the cord in the tip part of the marker.
3. Strip the wires, exposing the wires.
<p>Simple - all you need is:</p><p>Some sellotape</p><p>A pen</p><p>A complex knowledge of electronics and voltages, the lack of which may result in serious damage to your hardware or person</p><p>Thanks instructables!</p>
<p>I bet those highlighter bodies will make great cases for small DC motors and sensors for robotics projects.</p>
I'm looking for somone in Toronto that can make mods to a few electronic devices i have. I do not have the skill myself but need it right away. I will pay parts and labour . Serious replies. Need asap.
As mentioned befire,&nbsp; heat shrink is better. Use a <a href="http://constructionmanuals.tpub.com/14027/img/14027_122_2.jpg" rel="nofollow">&quot;Western Union Splice&quot;</a> to reduce bulk.&nbsp;<br> <br> I trim the cable so that the splices will be offset from one another.&nbsp; Do the splice for the insulated wire first and heat shrink.&nbsp; Then do the splice for the un-insulated wire.&nbsp; Then do heat shrink over both.&nbsp;<br> <br> Remember that a little planning is required to get heat shrink to work.&nbsp; Many times I've spliced a cable only to find that I forgot to slip the tubing over the cable before I started.&nbsp; You can't usually slip tubing over either the connector at one end or the power brick at the other, once you have it all put back together. ;-)<br> <br>
hi there i have been trying a for a long to find a solution about that but my laptop has 3 cables which is a hp one,,can you please help with that?
Zip ties aren't really the right way to strengthen wire. Better to use heatshrink tubing of different sizes in layers and perhaps a layer of epoxy under the first, they also make heatshrink with heat activated adhesive, also throw in some plastic or scrap wire as a splint under the first layer. This would be far stronger than capping it witha marker body. It seems you already did most of the work necessary so heat shrink would have been the better choice since you had already done the correct soldering rather than going for something like crimps or wire nuts that would require a large housing. Next time perhaps stagger the solder section so they are not side by side as well.
lucky! my old dell (what im typing on now) has a loose connector and i had to use aluminum foil (wrap a tiny amout around the barrel) and then use a tiny amount of tape to hold it on. then i plugged it in and taped it there. Plus my battery doesnt even work!
Sounds like my inspiron 1525.<br />
sounds like my thinkpad&nbsp;
I love this idea, and very much needed thank you.
wow nice touch with the highlighter barrel 5*
thanks :D. I have sharpie on the other adapter. I think the highlighter one looks more aesthetically pleasing. o_<

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