What power cable does the new Apple TV take?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by delfmen, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. delfmen macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased the new Apple TV and love it. I was wondering if anyone knew the exact type of power cable that the new model takes. I believe it's an Unpolarised C7 or C8 cable but I am not sure if it's 7 or 8. I have two TVs in my apartment, so I figured buying a second power and HDMI cables is cheaper then a second Apple TV. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    The AppleTV uses an unpolarized C7 power cord.
     
  3. lyleberman macrumors newbie

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    i'm wondering what kind of power cord the first gen had. can i use my first gen apple tv power cord with the new one?
     
  4. NEBaghead macrumors member

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    Old power cord works with the new Apple TV.
     
  5. lyleberman macrumors newbie

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  6. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

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    You could try calling AppleCare like I did. I called them because I wanted to do the same thing with my first gen and I called asking where I could buy antihero because they didn't sell them and he said he could send me one and he overnighted me a new one free of charge. So it is worth a shot to get it for free.
     
  7. HydroG33r macrumors newbie

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    This post is from 2010; wondering if anyone knows if the 3rd generation AppleTV uses the same power cord?
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Looking at Amazon, the cable hasn't changed.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    The power cable for the Apple TV hasn't changed since 2007.
     
  10. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    It's not like power cord technology has made any strides in the last 20-30 years..... so yes they are the same.
     
  11. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Apparently it has though :p
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