Changing voltage on a powermac g5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Koree, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Koree macrumors 6502

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    Hey, i just gave my dad my G5 tower and hes using it in Korea, of course the voltage is different. How do i change it from the US 110 to the Korean 220 on the power supply. It was a little switch on the G4, but i can't seem to find it in the manual or on the computer itself. Thanks ahead of time!

    Koree
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Here's the Apple document on the topic:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75099

    It's auto-switching. Which means that whatever you plug it into, it will just work. Even all but the earliest G4 towers were auto-switching--those switches have been a thing of the past for quite a while.

    ...except, of course, for the boneheaded decision to save a couple bucks by putting a 120V ONLY power supply on the G5 iMacs sold in the US and Canada. A few people carried theirs to Europe, and boom, no more iMac.
     
  3. Koree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool! thanks

    and that was dumb of them for the imac thing, what the heck?

    Koree
     

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