2006 Mac Mini DIY Power Supply

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MaxHeap, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. MaxHeap macrumors member

    MaxHeap

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Location:
    Missouri
    #1
    I bought a 2006 Mac Mini for $25 without a power supply. I read that it can run off 12v? How can I directly hook up 12v and run the Mac Mini without one of the very expensive 110w supplies (I'm wanting to directly hook up an ATX supply to the mini)?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #2
  3. MaxHeap thread starter macrumors member

    MaxHeap

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Location:
    Missouri
    #3

    I should have said expensive relative to the machine. I don't mind having to solder some leads to the internals if thats what it takes.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

    DeltaMac

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    Location:
    Delaware
    #4
    OK
    But, you purchased an incomplete system, completing it with a cobbled-up connection may not be easy.
    ...
    Have you found a source for the pin out? (Maybe you will be more successful that I have been)
     
  5. MaxHeap thread starter macrumors member

    MaxHeap

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Location:
    Missouri
    #5
    I broke down and bought a power supply. I'm probably going to figure out the pinouts and eventually post for someone else.
     
  6. solos-be macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    #6
    Hi MaxHeap,
    have you figured out the pinout ?
    if so please mail it to me @ bart.koens@gmail.com

    thanks in advance ;)
     
  7. blouis79, Aug 12, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019

    blouis79 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    #7
    see this
    http://www.blisstonia.com/eolson/notes/kensingtonmacmini.php
    says iSense resistor should be 3.3k ohms

    better version here:
    https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/17368-mac-mini-isense-circuit/
    says iSense ressitor should be 2.2k ohms




    There are plenty of 18.5V 120W 6.5A laptop power supplies about, so a little adapter box with old cable and connections for iSense circuit should work.
     

Share This Page

6 June 19, 2015