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    No more power button cable hacking!

    Guys,

    We now have a power button cable solution that will prevent having to hack your existing power button cable. Take a look at THIS.

    Unfortunately, the DC Power Connector is still pretty far away. Now looks like August before we can get our hands on them.... sorry.
    MikeH

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    nice idea!

    How about having the wire go to a backplane with a socket on it. Like say a PS2 or similar. Infact you could do it for the reset as well.

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    Great job man glad you finally found the part

    Did you ever find the Power cable connector for the mac?

    I tried everywere without luck even down here in australia with no luck
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    How about having the wire go to a backplane with a socket on it. Like say a PS2 or similar. Infact you could do it for the reset as well.
    I'm not quite sure what you mean. This cable will get spliced into a cable that comes from the P1900 and can be unplugged if you need to remove the Mac. Are you suggesting some sort of docking station? LazzWaldo has developed one of these (see previous posts).

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    Did you ever find the Power cable connector for the mac?
    I have found a source, but I won't be able to get any until August..
    MikeH

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeH
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    I'm not quite sure what you mean. This cable will get spliced into a cable that comes from the P1900 and can be unplugged if you need to remove the Mac. Are you suggesting some sort of docking station? LazzWaldo has developed one of these (see previous posts).

    Sorry, seemed I have stumbled into the MAC forum. I thought this was for a PC. Disregard what I said.

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    So the P1900 isn't available until August now? That really sucks.. I don't know what I'm going to do now.

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    So the P1900 isn't available until August now?
    No, the P1900 will be available late this month (April). The POWER CONNECTOR that fits the back of the Mac mini won't be available until August. So, between now and August you'll have to hack your existing AC/DC adapter power cable as show HERE.

    Sorry for the confusion.
    MikeH

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    Right.. Cool! Thx for the clarification.

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    MikeH, that rocks. Question: how does one actually turn on / off the Mac mini with this cable? Does this connect to a standard switch? (Please note that I have no idea what a "standard" switch is.)
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    MD,
    how does one actually turn on / off the Mac mini with this cable? Does this connect to a standard switch?
    This cable merely allows you to connect your existing, rear-panel-mounted power switch in PARALLEL with the P1900's "power switch". The P1900 EMULATES the Mac power switch so that the mini does not know the difference between the two. This means the mini will "sleep" if EITHER the existing power switch says "sleep" OR the P1900 says "sleep".

    By "standard" I mean that it is NOT manufactured by Apple (ie you can buy it anywhere, including Radio Shack). The switch could be any off-the-shelf momentary, single-pole pushbutton switch. This simplifies your parts search.

    Clear?
    MikeH

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