rehabbing stiff cables
Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 11 08:28:04 CDT 2009
--- On Sat, 4/11/09, David Griffith <dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu> wrote:
> Does anyone have any ideas on how to rehab cables that have
> gone stiff? Case in point, most of my old Apple cables are
> semi-permenantly set into odd curly shapes.
I'd put them somewhere warm, preferably uncurled. Try hanging them by one connector from a tall shelf so that they can hang straight, and warming them a bit with a hair dryer. Or hang them in a sunny window. I've had a similar problem with cables on older game controllers. I've had some luck just hanging them by their connectors and let gravity make them "relax". but in this case, the cables weren't stiff, they were just curly from being coiled up tight for so long.
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