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    PowerPC Adapter with Intel Mini
    Hi, lost my power adapter for my Mac Mini, then bought a new one, but it says on the box for PowerPC Mac Mini, and mines is intel.

    Guys at shop said it would be fine, but I don't wanna fry the thing.

    Any help.

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    it would be absolutly fine,

    but make sure it is the same voltage, and amps on the transformer

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    Thanks, and I am now using the Mac.

    Only problem is, there is a lot of fan noise, and I've been told the mini doesn't even have a fan, I wonder if this has something to do with the adapter.

    No startup sound either, another thing that has changed since the adapter.

    How do I sort that out?

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    Intel Mini = use Intel adapter
    PowerPC Mini = use PowerPC adapter

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    I know this now, but the guys at the shop told me not to worry when I asked, dunno why they couldn't have just swapped it for the right one...so angry.

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    The Mini does have a fan, so noise is normal.

    Not sure about the chime though, did it stop right as soon as you used the PPC adaptor?

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    Um, please read this thread.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62468

    I tried it and the Intel Mini was not happy. Also some sites FLAT OUT STATE DO NOT use a G4 mini PS with the Intel Mini. Lot of difference in the current output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Um, please read this thread.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62468

    I tried it and the Intel Mini was not happy. Also some sites FLAT OUT STATE DO NOT use a G4 mini PS with the Intel Mini. Lot of difference in the current output.
    Ironically, it was the same OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassifire View Post


    Ironically, it was the same OP.
    Yeah, he cross posted. I missed this one last night when I was helping.

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    Yeah, sorry about that.

    I really did search before I tried the mac though for a solution.

    Should be getting the right one today.

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