Can I use the old cables?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gr997s, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Just bought the new generation Apple TV. Can I use the old power cord from the first generation Apple TV. It will make the installtion alot quicker. Thanks.
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    It's a standard power cable, so I don't see why not.
     
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    frunkis54

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    yep i was to lazy to crawl behind a bunch of stuff so i used the old cable and it worked find.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Yes it will work you can use old cables.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    This is strange...

    I also am using the new power cord on a gen 1 apple tv that has been developing a lot of video artifacts and generally working very poorly.

    For some reason, using the gen 2 cord the old atv is working perfectly now. So here's my real question. The old power cord has a built in power adapter, but on the new atv it is built into the unit itself. Is the old atv now getting pure 110v without the cord mounted adapter. And if so, why is it not fried???

    Do you think that the real problem with the gen1 atv could just be a bad power adapter?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Ok... I was wrong about the cord mounted power converter. Was thinking of my mac mini...

    It does seem to be working now however. I'm thinking bad power cord?
     
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    Intell

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    It could be a bad cord, bad power socket, or interference from other devices.
     
  8. macrumors demi-god

    xraydoc

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    The power cords, aside from color, are the same.
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    We're talking about a power cord here genius. Read the thread before posting.

    We all know you just want us to click your spammy link in your sig, you're not fooling anyone.
     

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