After suffering intermittently with a dodgy power supply cable for my hand-me-down Titanium Powerbook, I reached the point of not getting a charge at all from it and no amount of dead chicken waving or incense burning would resurrect the flow of unsustainable energy back into my laptop’s battery. I took matters into my – more often than not – capable hands and dissected the cable for clues. In the past, I’ve been known to actually fix things that seemed hopeless and so I went in with an optimistic razor blade, tweezers, and pliers, but alas- my dear connection to the grid was DOA.
My post-mortem thoughts: the fuzzy bit is insulated wire. It worked loose and snapped inside the protective sleeve. The protective sleeve had worked loose several years ago and did what it could to prevent this. Sadly, not enough. So- little I could’ve done and little I can do but watch my screen go dark and have a coffee.
Now what am I going to do with these exsanguinated chickens?
So now I need a new power supply for my ‘writing machine.’ Time to search the vastness of the interweb for a replacement. While I’m there, I could use a new trackball too…