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Frayed Cables are most likely to happen at either end of the cable that comes from the adapter brick to the connector that connects to the computer.
This may be due to the amount of times the cable is wrapped around the brick or if the cable is subjected to any undue stress.
(Fig 1. Frayed Cables)
If the cable is frayed in any way, this may expose some of the internal wires. If the frayed cables are severe enough to expose wires, you should discontinue using the adapter.
(Fig 2. Exposed Wires)
A cut in the cable may appear at the flexible joints near the adapter brick or the connector. These flexible joints are designed to allow the cable to bend when being wrapped round the adapter brick but over time can become brittle and cuts may appear.
A cut may also appear if the cable has been rubbing against the edge of an object like a desk or chair.
(Fig 3. Cut in Cable)
The adapter pin may become bent or break off entirely if it is not inserted into the computer port correctly.
Removing or inserting the cable at an angle may cause the centre pin of the adapter to become bent. If this occurs on a regular basis, the pin may break and the adapter will stop functioning.
(Fig 4. Pin bent or broken)
If you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.
If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.
If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.
Article ID: SLN266020
Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 04:03 AM
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