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  • How to open and replace the MagSafe cord on an Apple AC adapter

    I'm going to be without an adapter for a few days, so I'm going to put one together from my collection of parts I've saved over the years. I've got a good power adapter I can use with a spare magsafe cord I have. There's no wire to splice onto, so I'll have to solder it to the board. I didn't unsolder the cord from the board myself, and its been long enough since i've done this, I thought I'd make extra sure I have each of the 2 wires going where they should... It will be a normal apple 45w 24v t-connect magsafe adapter, from the core2duo era of macbook pros.There's only 2 choices. Hot and ground. Labeled vo and gnd on the board. But since I didn't see with my own eyes, where each was soldered I thought I'd get a second opinion....the center 'core' wires carry the voltage (vo) and...

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    I'm going to be without an adapter for a few days, so I'm going to put one together from my collection of parts I've saved over the years. I've got a good power adapter I can use with a spare magsafe cord I have. There's no wire to splice onto, so I'll have to solder it to the board. I didn't unsolder the cord from the board myself, and its been long enough since i've done this, I thought I'd make extra sure I have each of the 2 wires going where they should... It will be a normal apple 45w 24v t-connect magsafe adapter, from the core2duo era of macbook pros.There's only 2 choices. Hot and ground. Labeled vo and gnd on the board. But since I didn't see with my own eyes, where each was soldered I thought I'd get a second opinion....the center 'core' wires carry the voltage (vo) and the outer 'sleeve' goes to ground (gnd), right? Seems like a stupid question, but I keep thinking 'what if...?"What if I plug it into the wall, hear some crackling sound, then smell the sharp smell of burning resistors, diodes, capacitors etc. You smell it once and its easily recognizable for the rest of your life. doh!What if... lol!

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