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    I'm suspecting my cat munched through the part of the cord heading to the notebook computer. Is it possible to repair or do I need to replace the whole system? Thanks for any thoughts.

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    Is the damage before or after the transformer? Do the cables plug into the transformer or are they permanently attached? If the cords are removable, I would just replace the cord. If they are permanent- if it is on the wall socket side of the transformer, the cord could just be shortened and a new plug attached. If it is between the transformer and the computer, a little trickier, but if you are comfortable working with electronics it should be fixable. Charlie

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    Thank you. The damage is from the transformer to the computer and the cable is permanently plugged into the transformer. Any thoughts on how to do the repair?

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    I would cut the cord completely through, uninsulate about 1/4", then solder the wires back together, then wrap with electrical tape. Soldering guide here:
    http://www.teamnovak.com/tech_info/how_to/solder/

    the small wire guide is what you want, make sure you use electrical solder.

    Charlie
    I am not an electrician, but have spent some time with electronic hobbies.