Apple TV replacement power cable?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by KafkaMan, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. KafkaMan macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    I got an older 40GB Apple TV from a friend, but he didn't have the original power cable anymore. I've found a cable from an old DVD player that is an unpolorized C7 cable. It's rated at 2.5 Amps & 250 Volts. Will this cable work with the Apple TV. I know the power cables that come with the Apple TV are rated at 2.5 Amps & 125 Volts, but I don't know if that makes a difference? I don't want to fry the Apple TV.
  2. davige macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2010
    It will be fine but if it's polarized you may have to shave the edges off the square side to make it fit.
  3. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    It will be fine. A cable in and of itself does not produce current. It just means that your cable is rated to hande up to x volts. ;)
  4. KafkaMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
  5. EvilMatty macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    I replaced the power cable on mine - adding a in-line switch at the same time. My aTV now has a power switch - tadaa!
  6. knux11 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2008
    When I got one off craigslist it didn't have the power cord. I just used the first one I found in my basement. Never had a problem. To this day I still don't know what the real cable looks like.

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