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Dog chewed through Subwoofer power cable.

My puppy chewed through my subwoofers power cable. I have a Paradigm CT 90 5.1 set. How do I fix this? Can I get a similar sized power cable, cut it off and attach it to the by twisting the wires around together? Then tape it up with electrical tape? Does it have to be a specific type of cable? Or is there a better way? Any help would be much appreciated.
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is there a better way?
Cut the cable, put on a new AC plug, use an extension cord if it's not long enough.
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How do I fix this?
Your puppy is bored. You need to make sure he understands what he can chew and what he can't, or you're going to have real problems later.
Make sure he has plenty of chewies and toys that he knows are his. Rotate them so he doesn't get bored with them. Make sure you stop him as soon as you see him "playing" with something that's not his (but don't punish him, just distract him).
And be grateful he didn't get hurt.

Oh, yeah, just put on a new plug.
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Does it not take a typical power cable from a computer or monitor? If so, steal one from an extra computer component sitting around.

Only reason I asked is because all my plates amps take this type of cord. if so, its a cake fix. Screw splicing stuff

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Cut the cable, put on a new AC plug, use an extension cord if it's not long enough.
Thanks, didn't think of that. Of course that's an better idea.
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Your puppy is bored. You need to make sure he understands what he can chew and what he can't, or you're going to have real problems later.
Make sure he has plenty of chewies and toys that he knows are his. Rotate them so he doesn't get bored with them. Make sure you stop him as soon as you see him "playing" with something that's not his (but don't punish him, just distract him).
And be grateful he didn't get hurt.

Oh, yeah, just put on a new plug.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-1...-000/100011602
Very very lucky, this is like a 200 W subwoofer. This actually happened about a year ago, luckily he's gotten a lot better since. Apparently they're attracted to a noise the power cord makes but we can't hear. And when they're teething they tend to chew through them. He went through so many!

Thank's for the link, looks like what I'll be getting.
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Does it not take a typical power cable from a computer or monitor? If so, steal one from an extra computer component sitting around.

Only reason I asked is because all my plates amps take this type of cord. if so, its a cake fix. Screw splicing stuff
Ha yeah with my dog I went through every two prong cord in my house but unfortunately it's one of the built in power cords.
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Very very lucky, this is like a 200 W subwoofer. This actually happened about a year ago, luckily he's gotten a lot better since. Apparently they're attracted to a noise the power cord makes but we can't hear. And when they're teething they tend to chew through them. He went through so many!

Thank's for the link, looks like what I'll be getting.
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