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Introduction

Welcome to this guide! Here is some basic background information required to begin the fix:

Background experience:

While this guide may look intimidating, no background experience is required! All steps here are made to be novice-friendly.

Hazards:
If you are inexperienced with electricity, rubber/leather gloves are recommended as they act as insulators.

Why is this repair needed?:

This repair is needed as it can be a good skill to know for the future. This fix can apply to anything requiring a fix of a wire.

If all these requirements are met, you can begin the guide!

  1. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm screws from the power adapter. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm screws from the power adapter.
    • Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm screws from the power adapter.

  2. If needed, clean the power adapter's shell as much as possible.
    • If needed, clean the power adapter's shell as much as possible.

  3. Use wire cutters to cut the wires to equal lengths.
    • Use wire cutters to cut the wires to equal lengths.

  4. Use wire strippers to carefully peel the wire cord to expose 2 cm of wire.
    • Use wire strippers to carefully peel the wire cord to expose 2 cm of wire.

  5. Slide the shell back into the wire cord, past the exposed copper wires.
    • Slide the shell back into the wire cord, past the exposed copper wires.

  6. Grab the terminal of the power adapter and loosen the 3 mm screws of the terminal if needed. Wrap one exposed copper wire around one loosened 3 mm screw and tighten the screw immediately. Repeat the second bullet point for the second copper wire.
    • Grab the terminal of the power adapter and loosen the 3 mm screws of the terminal if needed.

    • Wrap one exposed copper wire around one loosened 3 mm screw and tighten the screw immediately.

    • Repeat the second bullet point for the second copper wire.

  7. Push the shell back into the terminal so that the terminal is protected by the shell. Grab the 3 mm screws that were taken out in the first step and re-screw them into the shell.
    • Push the shell back into the terminal so that the terminal is protected by the shell.

    • Grab the 3 mm screws that were taken out in the first step and re-screw them into the shell.

  8. Plug in the power adapter into a functioning power outlet. The light globe should now successfully turn on!
    • Plug in the power adapter into a functioning power outlet.

    • The light globe should now successfully turn on!

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