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    New Mac Mini Power Supply

    I found a kit to remove the internal power supply on the 2010/2011 Mac Mini that will allow use if a Dc-Dc supply for a carpc.

    Http://www.ebay.com/itm/330712020198

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    Just received my new power cord for the Mac Mini. Unlike the mp3car mod there are no wires to cut.


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    I ordered one more patch cable.



    I will be able to power the mac mini in the house using the mac mini power supply after it has been removed.

    I can simply unplug it from the car and plug it into the house.

    Modaudio.blogspot.com

    Quick turn around for everything I've asked for.

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    Does this cable work? Is it anything more than the wires soldered together to positive and negative terminals on the connector? $75 seems expensive for what it is if that's the case.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolvingmonkeys View Post
    Does this cable work? Is it anything more than the wires soldered together to positive and negative terminals on the connector? $75 seems expensive for what it is if that's the case.

    Thanks for posting!
    You got it. I actually got three cables made.

    1. To replace the power supply
    2. DC plug to my DC-DC power supply in the car
    3. Replace the existing power supply wire to terminate to a DC plug so I can still power the Mac Mini in the house.

    And yes it was expensive. But time is money and It was easier to order the cables while I worked on my car.

    I was also having a tough time identifying and finding the connectors.

    If you can find the connectors it is easy work to make your own.

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    Here is a way to do this yourself.

    The Mac mini power supply has a cable that attaches to the power supply and the mother board.

    Cut the cable in half and wire a Female DC plug to the motherboard end and a male DC plug to the power supply end.

    Then all you need is a DC plug wired to you DC-DC power supply in your car.

    Let me know if you need help with which wire are positive and ground.

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