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How can I keep a USB mini 2.0 (or other) cable from tearing?

The connection between the wire and the connector is a very high-stress area, so the degree of flex the wire experiences at that point is substantial. Better-quality cables will typically include a ...
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Prevent cables and wires from twisting

The simple answer is to untangle them and be careful when adding and removing cables. When you first plug everything in, make sure the cables aren't crossed. Move from left to right or top to bottom. ...
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Convert smartphone charger into wireless

It's a joke. Doing that will not convert your charger into a wireless charger because the current in the wires of the USB cable is DC.
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Which flexible wires can be shaped by hands?

You can do a web search for "pipe cleaner craft". These wires have a fuzzy coating and are intended for crafting. They can be found very cheap for hundreds of foot-long wires of various colors. For ...
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How can I fix a broken wire?

I would generously hot glue the area where the wire is split and then wrap tape around it. The hot glue is slightly flexible and would form a new strain relief. Tapering the glue from the original ...
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

You could take a picture of the current state of the attached wires. That would let you record which color of which wire goes to which connector. (I can't fully visualize your setup or issue, so this ...
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

Label each bundle when you disconnect them. Then pull them through the conduit one at a time; if you lose a label, you can replace it right then, while the other three wires are known quantities. ...
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How to clean pipe cleaner so that it does not rust?

pipe cleaners rust when they are kept in a damp state. If you want to wash them in soap and water, you have to dry them out thoroughly when done- or else they will rust. a better solution is to use ...
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How to repair my single strand antenna?

Increase the length of the "antenna" by baring the lead of a longer wire and twisting the bare leads of the two wires together to make a splice. Use a similar gauge and material for the antenna ...
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Prevent cables and wires from twisting

It's not a good idea to coil power cables. Coiling power cables creates a magnetic field. The more turns and the tighter (neater) the cable is, the stronger the magnetic field. Data cables have ...
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Any hack on fixing one side of earphone

It might be because the soldering in that side might have gone off. You could fix that. This solution requires a pre requisit that you know how to do soldering. If not, you would better go for an ...
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

If you can designate each bundle 1, 2, 3 and 4, and record the connection of each color per bundle, then all you really need to do is mark each bundle, right? If it's light colored sheathing, giving ...
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How to deal with frayed broken wired earphone / headphone and/ or aux cable wires?

Since that appears to be a coaxial headphone cable, it's unlikely there's a good way to fix the damage shown. If you have special tools, it might be possible to cut completely through the cable, ...
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How can I fix a broken wire?

You don't have a broken wire you have a split in the protective covering. We can see the individual colored wires that look undamaged. If the device is going to sit on a shelf and never be moved, ...
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How to deal with frayed broken wired earphone / headphone and/ or aux cable wires?

If the headphones still work, take electric tape and tape it down to the cable. Worked for me a long time ago. Hope you don't mind a bulge on your cable.
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How to deal with frayed broken wired earphone / headphone and/ or aux cable wires?

Someone skilled with a soldering iron may be able to fix this, but the usual method of repair is to replace the entire cable. The headphones will have to be opened up to do that.
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

Why do you need at all to label the bundles? It is very easy to differentiate them after stretching all the wires. At one end of the cables, short circuit the red and a given color from the same ...
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How can I keep a USB mini 2.0 (or other) cable from tearing?

Buy a longer cable so your device no longer hangs in the air but can be placed on the ground. Micro-USB cables are not designed as structural, load-bearing elements, don't try to use them that way.
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How can I keep a USB mini 2.0 (or other) cable from tearing?

Look at this from another angle, place the device being charged in a holder that keeps your cable from being stressed. You should be able to mount a holder using double sided tape to almost anything ...
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