MagSafe Modification Guide for ThinkPad Laptops

For a long time, I’ve considered Thinkpads to be the equivalent of PowerBooks in the PC realm. The only thing holding me back from switching is their lack of OS X support.

Recently, Make highlighted a story about a Thinkpad user who encountered issues with his laptop’s DC-in port. Rather than just replacing the faulty part—a task known to be quite cumbersome—he ingeniously crafted a magnetic power connector, setting a new standard for PC notebook customization.

This story might not directly pertain to Mac users, but it underscores how Apple’s innovations often inspire broader technological advancements and creativity within the entire computing industry.

For those interested in creating a similar magnetic adapter, the full details are available on this instructable.

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