Any way to keep the power cable end from fraying?

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  1. lortech

    lortech Notebook Consultant

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    This is the second laptop power supply end that is starting to fail at where the jack plugs into the DC port. I like to know if there is a plug end that can be respliced into the jack? Is there also a cable that can attach to the head of the jack so any power cable does not strain the head of the power supply? you can send a reply to "toughbook 2 go@gmail.com" .. spambots, there are space in the email so you can not spam me.

    I have a cf-30 laptop.

    ALSO I cannot write on the screen...what would cause this? I think the Panasonic handwriting is disabled but did not see it listed in the services.msc in windows 10
     
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    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    What AC adapter do you use?
    Re "write on the screen" you already have the topic
     
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    Please check that topic...we are waiting for your reply.
     
  4. lortech

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    Generic chinese made but it happens on all kinds of chargers. There must be some kind of strain releaf to buy. I used JB weld to give it steangth.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Yes they make replacement ends and entire replacement cords.
    A real Panasonic AC adapter has a right angle connector which helps reduce broken ends. Also has strain relief.

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    This one is too large :))

    Hahaha, you underestimate us...
     
  7. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    any cord that "moves" is subject to mechanical failure .
    as mentioned , there are certain methods of basic building techniques that help lower the failure rate .
    cheap materials and lame building practices are the major causes of shredded/failed cords and connectors .

    how an individual uses the cords and connectors is part of the problem as well ...
    i have seen a cord bent at a 90 degree angle because the user did not want the cord "all over the place ... looked bad" .
    ok ... then you can keep buying a power supply/charger every month .
    (there was not much of a chance of effecting a *fix* in this case)
     
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    Shellback Notebook Geek

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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I thought Sugru was an artificial sweetener! :p

    Better (read as OEM) adapters use a MUCH better quality cord. Cord that does not fray easily. I have used the same Panasonic OEM charger daily for years without any sign of fraying. I use an IBM dual voltage charger in my truck with the same great results.

    Not trying to be mean or offend. I find it interesting that guys get one of the toughest laptops available and then try to save $10 by using the cheapest charger they can find. A used IBM charger can be found for less than $10 if you look.

    I choose the "way too big" chargers for several reasons.
    Having more than needed AMPERAGE optimizes charging and lets the laptop run as cool as possible. Low amperage can increase heat.
    Extra heavy duty chargers last forever because they are being under worked.
    The heavy duty chargers come with cords that are (seriously) 1/4 " in diameter and have built in strain reliefs. They do not fray.
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    heh ...
    now that is good ... and an example of getting away with lousy engineering because the consumer is a *sheep* .
    one look at that apple psu and you know that the word "cheap" should be molded into the plastic .
    for an outfit that touts high quality and integrity they sure know how to cash in (literally) on the blind ignorance of most of their consumers .
    what a piece of crap .
    this is not the only apple product that suffers from bad engineering .

    i agree with shawn ...
    i have been using one of the IBM dual voltage source supplies for a couple of years .
    it is used mobile and as a bench supply , so it gets a lot of flexing and survives -10F to -40F in the winter .
    i think i gave around 15 bucks for it on sneezebay .
    i recently picked up a NOS unit complete , in the bag , for around 25 bucks (plus 2.50 for shipping) .
    these units are getting harder to find but on occasion , there is a stash of them put up on greazebay .
     
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