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Dr. Bobsky
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: A town that Germany forgot.
2019-04-02, 09:42

Just a heads up really — I noticed over a year ago that the charging cable for my MacBookPro was yellowing in two spots that made little sense near the plug entering my computer. The cable never got I didn’t think it was the previously common issue associated with cable fraying and overheating. The cable plastic coating eventually failed sufficiently that I wasn’t comfortable continuing to use it. I took the opportunity to investigate the cause of the discoloring and it turns out that the inner coax wrapping had split in the two spots where the color was present. The insulating grease was able to diffuse between the active cables and the surface causing what I would guess was an electrochemical associated degradation and yellowing.
The Ban Hammer
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
2019-04-02, 12:18


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Magnificent Basturd™
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
2019-04-07, 16:40

My lappy is a late-model 2014 and the charging cable has been doing this over the course of the past year – nice to know the reason why.

Anybody think this could be bad for the computer?


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