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So I just built this nice rig and all, but my cat just destroyed my power cable to one of my ASUS ROG Swift monitors. What do you other cat owners do to cat proof your cables? I need some ideas as I can't afford to keep spending $50 on overnight shipping to get a new power cable for this monitors =/.
    
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Well, i try to put them in places where cats can't reach the cables (for example, stick them underneath the desk).
My cat never touched any cable on my PC, but i guess it depends on the cat itself redface.gif
     
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So I just built this nice rig and all, but my cat just destroyed my power cable to one of my ASUS ROG Swift monitors. What do you other cat owners do to cat proof your cables? I need some ideas as I can't afford to keep spending $50 on overnight shipping to get a new power cable for this monitors =/.

I used to have a cat but she never came into the room with the pc lol.

Quick idea, id cover the cables with a scent cats hate. Maybe citronella or anything that would put em off from chewing it.
    
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I feel like that'd just make a big mess everywhere rubbing a scent over the cables.

And I thought I had them in a place the cat couldn't get to, guess I was wrong, very wrong.
    
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I feel like that'd just make a big mess everywhere rubbing a scent over the cables.

And I thought I had them in a place the cat couldn't get to, guess I was wrong, very wrong.

Strong smells, you dont need much just give em a slight coat or spray the area with something. Could cause a fire or kill your cat if she chews thru the power cable. yikes.
    
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So I just built this nice rig and all, but my cat just destroyed my power cable to one of my ASUS ROG Swift monitors. What do you other cat owners do to cat proof your cables? I need some ideas as I can't afford to keep spending $50 on overnight shipping to get a new power cable for this monitors =/.

Split loom seems to work, they don't like to chew on them.
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I'll try some split loom and see how that goes.
    
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Why not wrap your cords with aluminum foil?
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That'd look horrible though lol. Gotta keep it looking nice.

Anyways, anything I can do to fix this power cord while I wait for the new one and the split loom stuff to come in Monday? It's not in separate pieces, but it's chewed in a couple spots and I can't really get it to power the monitor by moving the cord or anything. Does that mean it's completely dead or just needs some finer movement?
    
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What I did was put plastic shielding over all my cables and I keep the office door closed so the creatures don't go in there rolleyes.gif
 
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