Make Your Laptop MagSafe With DIY Mod

Have you ever tripped over your laptop's power cable, bringing it crashing to the ground? A recent do-it-yourself mod hopes to prevent just that from happening.

The power cable alteration, which comes courtesy of a modder going by the handle "Freeload", is relatively easy to complete, simple to remove and shouldn't harm your laptop or power adapter.

His modification takes a normal laptop power connection and transforms it in to something similar to Apple's patented MagSafe adapter. Apple's MagSafe, which was introduced back in 2006, is a power connection which is held in place magnetically. If pulled, the power cable simply pops-out, instead of dragging the would-be attached laptop with it.

The "MagSafe For The Rest Of Us" modification takes just eight steps and around $30 worth of materials to complete. To get started, you will need a few basic tools and materials, the full list of which can be found over on Instructables.

[Via Hack A Day]

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This story, "Make Your Laptop MagSafe With DIY Mod" was originally published by PCWorld.

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