Often twisted and abused, the cables of chargers on cellphones, tablets, and laptops tear. The chargers thus become unusable. It is not necessary to replace them. There is an unstoppable trick to fix a broken cable in minutes and not have to repurchase one.
Repair the charger of a smartphone
The charger for phones and tablets has a limited lifespan. Called upon and abused daily, the cable tends to break. You can repair it yourself to reuse the charger and save money at the same time. Here are the steps to follow:
- Place the pen spring around the cable on the damaged part. Even if the spring bends or relaxes, that’s okay.
- Apply glue to the spring and cable using the gun. Put on a good layer so that the whole holds well.
- Leave to dry for at least an hour.
- Once the glue has dried, check that the charger is working properly. The “charging” icon should appear.
- Using a utility knife, cut the feeder head joint to remove it.
- Cut 5 cm of wire to remove the damaged part.
- Unclip the green connector where the 4 wires arrive. Remember the order of the colors to put them back in the correct order.
- Strip the working wires and put them back in the connector.
- Reassemble the charger head and the white connector.
- Glue the white connector with suitable glue.
Repair the cable of an iPhone charger
All you need is a 7 or 8 mm diameter heat-shrink tubing, a cutter, and a heat gun to mend an iPhone’s cable. Here are the steps to follow:
- Take a heat-shrink tubing and cut it using a cutter. Cut it a little longer than the damaged part.
- Put the sheath along the cable starting at the end of the charger. It may be difficult to put it on without damaging the cable. All you need to do is take a screwdriver to insert the plug along the cable and then use pliers to pull the charger’s end.
- Heat the heat shrink tubing with a heat gun so that it shrinks. It thus follows the shape of the cable while remaining quite flexible.