If you’re envious of the MagSafe connectors on MacBooks — the magnetic break-away safety connection that keeps tripping on your laptop cord from sending your laptop to its death — this polished DIY hack will put a MagSafe connector on any laptop.
We want to emphasise the “polished” part of this hack. Unlike some other DIY MagSafe hacks, this hack doesn’t look like you cobbled it together with electronics and glue as part of your training for guerrilla warfare. In fact if you took the hack as it is now and just added a small length of black shrink tubing to cover the actual magnets — although we think they look cool! — nobody would ever even notice that you’d hacked your power cord.
The mod isn’t very complicated but it does take a bit of patience as you search for just the right size magnets and nail for your particular laptop. Once you’ve found the right pieces however, the build itself is quick and makes your laptop safe from the computer-slaying feet of clumsy coffee shop patrons. Check out the link below for the detailed build guide along with plenty of tips.
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