Internal Power Source On New Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by toughluck, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. toughluck macrumors member

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    Should i be worried about the internal power source in the new mac mini's because I have heard that if there is a power surge it will fry and you need a replacement. So can i get some feedback?

    -toughluck
     
  2. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    I use UPS's on all my computer equipment and for that matter my (what I consider) expensive HDTV's and related equipment too.

    APC offers a large one (i.e. it keeps running longer during power failures) and you can get replacement batteries should you need one-but usually the original batteries last 3-5 years.

    Check out model# BR1500LCD. They cost under $200 and have like 6 plugs on the back for every piece of equipment in a room since you can also run extensions to them (this is probably not recommended, but I do it with small draw accessories like my DSL modem, etc.) Of course it also stops surges.

    By the way a Genius bar guy told me that all surge equipment should be replaced after 6-7 years since they loose their effectiveness after that long.
     
  3. toughluck thread starter macrumors member

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    So I guess they wont replace the mac mini if it gets fried? ill almost always have it on a power strip but im just making sure
     
  4. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Actually I am not so sure they won't. But if it gets fried there is a good chance many other gadgets will get fried too.

    Example-we had a lighting bold hit about 250 feet from the house. Nothing connected to the UPS got hit, BUT I had a sub-woofer plugged directly into the wall near everything else and forgot it was not plugged into the UPS. Well, it was out at the street for garbage pick-up the next day. $250 thrown away due to my stupidity.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Neither Warranty nor AppleCare will cover anything like this.
     

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