When our cat chewed through our power cord to this laptop last week I tried to fix it. Evidently it is not as easy to fix as many other wires. It's like fiber cable or something. I tried and it still didn't work so we had to buy a whole new one. Do you realize how much those dang ac adapter things cost? Too much! Stupid cat. At least we don't have to deal with them chewing up any more wires for a while since they are staying with someone else while we are living with my family.