Getting Pissed Off...

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I've had a problem with the charger on my notebook (HP Pavilion ZV6170CA). It's only 8 months old (got it in October) but around the beginning of January, the tip of the A/C adapter; the bit that plugs into the computer to charge it started to rip and would shoot sparks. I called HP and they replaced it without problems. This time, I was careful, because I've also got an HP printer with the same problem, and made sure not to bend it or anything and it ripped again yesterday :banghead:...I'm not sure if they will replace it, and even if they do, it will probably do the same thing, so is there a way for me to fix it on my own?...If not, is there a way to preserve the next one so that it lasts for at least a year?

Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance :thumbs:

Oh right, here are some pictures of what's going on, because I probably didn't explain too well...

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0437.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0438.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0439.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0440.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0441.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0442.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0443.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/CIMG0444.jpg

Not the greatest quality, but the best I could do...

posted by  chris_knows

Electrical tape.

posted by  OombaIsBack

I tried that yesterday, but the negative is wrapped by some sort of insulation thing, and on the other side of the insulator is the positive cable, and the insulation rips, and sparks start to shoot out...Here's the best I can do to describe it:

posted by  chris_knows

Are the wires different colors? If so, strip the cable of the insulations and re-cover each with electrical tape.

posted by  OombaIsBack

It might be possible, but the outer layer of cables is ripped too, can they be soldered together? Or will that ruin it?...

posted by  chris_knows

Bump lol...can't go much longer lol

posted by  chris_knows

Wow those pictures suck.... Does the power supply hang off the desk?

posted by  Voda48

I couldn't get them much better, and Photobucket shrinks them down automatically lol...A lot of the time, it will hang off of a desk, yeah.

posted by  chris_knows

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