How to fix broken plastic toys
Or how to mend Elmo's eye
TAKE CARE: Be careful with electricity. To ensure there is no risk of electrocution, stick to low voltage items such as phone and laptop cables (maximum 24V). To avoid heat build-up from short circuits or damaged wires, do not repair cables where the metal is exposed or the cable is already working intermittently. We don't recommend it for DIY electrical work on items with higher voltage.
Cut open one single use pack of Sugru. Roll half of it into a sausage shape and press it flat.
Wrap the flat sausage around your cable, making sure it's snug with the plastic case of the charger. Repeatedly press it to give it a nice shape.
Once you're happy with the shape, rub it gently to make the surface smooth.
Actually, now you don't have to do anything at all. Leave the Sugru to cure over night and voila— your cable is as good as new.
Now the opportunities are endless: You could go and fix all your friends' cables and they'll be eternally grateful. You can do this project with your new cables to prevent them from splitting in the first case. You can colour code all your cables. And and and... Have fun!
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