My dog ate my controller cable!!! I
hear this about once a month. Benjie was kind enough to shoot some photos
of the repair process. (No pun intended the guys name is Benjie)
Cut away the chewed, or otherwise damaged
portion of cord. Strip back the insulation a couple of inches.
Remove the shielding but leave a half inch
or so to we can patch that back with some tinfoil later.
Strip a quarter inch of the wires and tin
them with solder, notice the differing lengths in this picture.
By keeping the joints separated the chance of the wires shorting is
This also allows your patch to be smaller in width since the electrical tape
spread out further and not in a single area.
Solder them together and wrap each individually
with electrical tape
Repeat for each wire
Tape the whole bundle together
Wrap the bundle in tinfoil and make sure to
make contact with the tinfoil and remaining shielding,
the shielding helps cut down on interference.
Wrap the whole mess in electrical tape, use
enough to make it as solid as possible
so it does not bend, this reduces the chances of having to open it back up again