Power supply in Cube

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by bwawn, May 28, 2003.

  1. bwawn macrumors member

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    I know that the Cube has an external power supply. (http://www.gibbspool.com/ebay/AppleG4CubePowerSupply.JPG for a picture I found of it.)

    But is there anything internal to get the power to work on a Cube? If I were to acquire a Cube motherboard with a CPU on it, and use my own casing, what do I need to get everything to power up? What do I plug the HD/DVD power cables to internally? Where does that external power supply plug into on the Cube motherboard?

    Thanks a lot for any help.
     
  2. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    The whole point of a cube is that it is a powerful computer in a very small enclosure. I don't see any logic in what you are doing. Also, you won't have much luck getting it to work if all you have is the logic board and cpu - the power system in a cube is elaborate... more to it than the external converter. Internally mounted on the logic board is the DC-DC board, responsible for the power distribution. You need this piece, and this piece needs the external converter. You need more pieces.
     

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