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Apple TV replacement power cable?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by KafkaMan, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I got an older 40GB Apple TV from a friend, but he didn't have the original power cable anymore. I've found a cable from an old DVD player that is an unpolorized C7 cable. It's rated at 2.5 Amps & 250 Volts. Will this cable work with the Apple TV. I know the power cables that come with the Apple TV are rated at 2.5 Amps & 125 Volts, but I don't know if that makes a difference? I don't want to fry the Apple TV.
  2. macrumors member

    It will be fine but if it's polarized you may have to shave the edges off the square side to make it fit.
  3. macrumors 68020

    It will be fine. A cable in and of itself does not produce current. It just means that your cable is rated to hande up to x volts. ;)
  4. macrumors newbie

    Thanks for the clarification! :)
  5. macrumors newbie

    I replaced the power cable on mine - adding a in-line switch at the same time. My aTV now has a power switch - tadaa!
  6. macrumors regular

    When I got one off craigslist it didn't have the power cord. I just used the first one I found in my basement. Never had a problem. To this day I still don't know what the real cable looks like.

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