Mac Mini 2010 Power Cable?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by norbiu, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm getting ready to buy a US Mini and have it shipped to Europe and I have a question about the power cable. I see the 2010 version no longer uses the powerbrick, but a simple cable (screenshot).

    I was wondering if a similar cable (like this one) would work for me.
     
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    btbrossard

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    Yes, should work just fine.

    I have an extra power cable in my laptop bag in case I need to drag my mini to work. It's easier to have an extra cable than dig around behind my desk to pull out the power cable I use at home.

    Big fan of internal power supplies in this respect.
     
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    I was wondering if I could get a second opinion on this. I just got the Mini, but I'm hesitating about using my own figure 8 cable.
     
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    btbrossard

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    On second thought, using your own power cable could lead to the creation of a black hole, destroying the universe. Don't do it.
     
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    Just don't plug it into that Large Hadron Collider thing.
     
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    James cuck

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    I called Apple a couple of weeks ago to buy an extra power cord for my 2010 Mac Mini. They didn't have any and indicated Apples stores wouldn't either. They said that any regular power cord that would fit would be fine to use. However, I didn't ask if that would be true for European power cords.

    I had an extra power cord from a dead external HD that I use when I move my Mini from my office desk to my bedroom. It's been working fine.
     

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