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Lamp Update

Even if your lamp does work, you should replace the cord if it looks frayed or damaged, and the plug if it's cracked or loose. Otherwise, you could get a shock when you use it, or it could even start a fire.

Cut off a portion of the old cord and take it to the store to find a replacement that's the same size and has the same type of insulation. If you plan to replace the plug too, see if you can find a new cord with a plug already attached. Otherwise, you can buy a separate plug that will clip onto the new cord.

What you'll need:

  • Wire cutters
  • New lamp cord and plug
  • Scrap wood
  • Utility knife
  • Wire stripper
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Screwdriver

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