Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts fraying on the ends. Replacement cables cost $8 to $30, but there’s a cheaper solution. If the insulation is cracked but the copper wire inside is still intact, try covering the crack with a couple of layers of liquid electrical tape ($5 to $10 per bottle). and are two brands that get lots of positive reviews online. Just be sure not to let the cable touch anything until the liquid tape dries completely. Plus: Check out these 38 amazing handy hints you can do for less than $5.
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