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ericinboston
Apr 24, 2012, 03:28 PM
Hi. Where can I purchase a power cord for my Apple TV 3rd generation (released in 2012)? I don't see it on apple.com or amazon or ebay.



Weblinks would be very helpful in your reply.



Thanks!



dqpassat
Apr 24, 2012, 03:34 PM
If you ask Apple they might send you a replacement since the unit is still under warranty. I would call them, rather than visiting a store.

I had lost my iMac power cable in a recent move. I called Apple and they sent me a new one overnight, free of charge.

Sedulous
Apr 24, 2012, 03:54 PM
Yeah, that is going to be best solved by asking Apple.

ericinboston
Apr 24, 2012, 04:19 PM
I called them and they are sending me out another...free of charge! Sweet!!

blueroom
Apr 24, 2012, 04:20 PM
FYI it's a bog standard shaver cord here in North America.

ericinboston
Apr 24, 2012, 04:29 PM
FYI it's a bog standard shaver cord here in North America.

Do you have a link(s)? I Google and Amazon shows some Norelco cords...much much thinner than what I currently have for a power cord.

I'm not an electrical guru but there's more to just the cord fitting the hole...I thought there were specs (of the cord) on the amount of current fed through it, etc.

Azzin
Apr 24, 2012, 05:01 PM
I bought an ATV back from NYC recently (to the UK) and so the power lead was mouse to me.

I binned it and ordered a "figure of 8" power lead from Amazon.

Job done. :)

T5BRICK
Apr 24, 2012, 05:03 PM
I'm not an electrical guru but there's more to just the cord fitting the hole...I thought there were specs (of the cord) on the amount of current fed through it, etc.

It's just a regular A/C power cord, not an A/C adapter. Current isn't "fed" through the cable, the device draws how much it needs. Physical plug size is important, but as the guy right above me says, the figure 8 cord works fine.

I found this with a little searching:

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Cord-2-Slot-Non-Polarized-6ft/dp/B0017UCTX8

Nychot
Apr 24, 2012, 06:33 PM
I just bought a 10 foot one on ebay. Amazon sells them too.

darcyjames
Oct 6, 2013, 09:53 AM
It's just a regular A/C power cord, not an A/C adapter. Current isn't "fed" through the cable, the device draws how much it needs. Physical plug size is important, but as the guy right above me says, the figure 8 cord works fine.

I found this with a little searching:

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Cord-2-Slot-Non-Polarized-6ft/dp/B0017UCTX8

FYI That is not the correct cable at that link anymore, you need non-polarized.

T5BRICK
Oct 6, 2013, 10:17 PM
FYI That is not the correct cable at that link anymore, you need non-polarized.

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Generation-Power-Adapter-Packed/dp/B0062U5WYQ/ref=pd_sim_e_1

blanka
Oct 7, 2013, 04:31 AM
Usually every household has 5-10 of these lying around.