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Power cable for Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jowie, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Hi all,

    Anyone know of a cheap and easy way to sort out a power cable for a Power Mac G5 (Late 2005)? I've inherited a machine but can't get hold of the power cable... Incidentally WHY did Apple choose a non-standard power connector for that particular Mac? Typical ;)



    PS I'm in the UK :)
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  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oh wow cool, that's great to know thanks!

    Since you're so clued up... ;) I have another question relating to the PMG5... In order to get my Apple Studio Display working with the graphics card, I need to buy one of those overpriced ADC-to-DVI adapters. Do you know if the adapter supports the USB ports on the back of the monitor, as well as the power and brightness buttons on the front? I'm guessing not... :(
  4. macrumors 6502

    They do support the USB ports, but the brightness/power buttons don't do much.
  5. macrumors 68040

    The brightness button does open up the Displays system preference, but the USB ports are not USB 2.0 so they are very slow to use for data.
  6. macrumors 68000

    But perfectly good for Keyboards and Mice :)
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Thanks all :) I was thinking of just getting a new monitor, but the one I've got fits so neatly into my setup. To replace it with something comparable I'd be looking at about spending double the amount of the adapter.

    It's a bit of a shame that the power button won't work :( but it's good to hear the USB will. I use it for the keyboard and Bluetooth dongle for the mouse. :)
  8. macrumors 6502a

    While I'm here... ;)

    Does anyone know the model number of the card I need to buy for wireless/bluetooth? MacTracker just says "Optional AirPort Extreme with Bluetooth 2.0+EDR combo card" but there are a few models out there... A1044 being one of them, but no evidence it supports the Quad 2.5. My model is M9592LL/A.

    Thanks :)
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