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div@ionic.org
2nd September 2005, 12:23 PM
I justr got a new PB from the states, it works fine with an australian universal power adapter, but could I just disconect the little snap of part from the apple power converter and attach a generic radio power cord? I pretty sure this is cool and a dude at the mac shop told me to, but I dont want to melt my baby.

TELL ME THE TRUTH

feeze
2nd September 2005, 12:34 PM
According to the tech specs page: http://www.apple.com/powerbook/specs.html, the powerbook supports 100V to 240V, so this shouldn't be a problem. I am not sure about the the generic radio power cord part. I'm sure you could just goto an Apple store and buy an Australian power plug and it should work fine.

MizuInOz
2nd September 2005, 01:01 PM
either type of cord (generic such as a dick smith special or an Apple power cord) works fine.
moved here from Canada and had to do some "localization" and all works well.

good luck

OziMac
2nd September 2005, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by div@ionic.org@Sep 2 2005, 12:23 PM
TELL ME THE TRUTH
... please? :rolleyes:

And yes, as noted above, a normal laptop power cord plugged into your power adapter will do this trick - I did this with a Powerbook I bought from the US too :)

Jimbo
2nd September 2005, 02:13 PM
but you can't use the modem on aus phone lines... Not austel approved.
if your pb even has one

div@ionic.org
4th September 2005, 11:42 PM
thats some very good news thanks alot, and that tip on the modem is very handy I ha no idea. cheers jimbo.