Intro: Homemade Jerkstopper (laptop Cable Retention Device)
My laptop adapter cable was very loose and it was being unplugged with the slightest movement of laptop. Since it is an old and bulky laptop I did not want to carry around it's battery. I needed something to keep the jack in place.
After googling I found jerkstopper. Unfortunately it is not being sold in my country. So I thought I can utilize the same mechanics with a simple DIY thing.
Step 1: Supplies
- PS2 to USB adapter (any kind of thing that sticks into your laptop can be used though)
- Plastic strap
Step 2: Insert Into Slots
Insert cable and USB to PS2 adapter into their slots.
Step 3: Tie Up
Tie the power cable and adapter together with plastic strap, then cut the extra plastic bit.
Step 4: Final
Congratulations, you have your own loose cable fastener (CRD (Cable Retention Device), whatever you want to call that).
I am very happy with the results. Right now I am using it and cable stays in place!
Hope this helps other people who suffers from loose laptop power cable like me :)