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So, my power cord broke...

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September 1, 2010 12:26:37 AM

Unfortunately, my power cord for my only computer broke a couple month ago, and when I ordered a replacement, that didn't work as well. Because I wasn't able to send the item back in time, I'm stuck with two cords that don't work, and I need a way to fix at least one of them. So here's the situation...

Power cord #1: Original power cord that came with the computer (IBM Thinkpad T30 2366). The cord broke just behind the tip* and now plug-free. While the box-thingy-majiger is sill operational (as I found out when the exposed wires began to arc when I plugged the thing in), without the tip, it's no good (duh).

Power cord #2: It's in the opposite condition of the first one. While the tip is still attached, the box does not work, or at least I believe it doesn't because the box-thingy-majiger does not heat up when plugged in. I tested the box with multiple plugs and in multiple sockets, yet still nothing.

So, is there anything I can do to alleviate this problem without paying more money? Also, if you want to see some pictures of the plugs, I will gladly upload some.

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P.S. If the image doesn't work, please tell me how and I'll fix the it.

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September 1, 2010 2:00:48 AM

Sounds like a plan. Is there a way I can remove the cord from the bad box and solder it onto the good one
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September 2, 2010 7:50:54 PM

yep. with scissors :) 
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September 2, 2010 8:53:50 PM

shovenose said:
yep. with scissors :) 


:D , haha, aren't you a silly goose.

Lol, how would I go about soldering it? The only reason I ask is because a power cord seems a lot more difficult to solder than fixing a kink on a motherboard. If there is a guide out there that could help me and you guys know of it, I would love to see it.
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September 3, 2010 12:51:46 PM

Google "basic soldering".
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