4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2007 10:55 PM by Poikkeus
Poikkeus Level 4 Level 4
The two-pronged power cord fits the "magnetic" part of the cable nicely. It sparks with wall connections, though.

But my new Macbook also came with another cable; it has a three-way "male" connection on one end, with what looks like a small, tubular barrel on the other. How exactly does this second cable fit? Do I still use my "magnetic" cable? Why bother having a thick, three-way cable when my two-way "magnetic" one is thinner and smaller?

I can't figure how the second cable would fit anything. I've not yet seen any pictures.

Thanks!

iMac G5 (also MacBook 2.1ghz), Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2ghz, 250gb HD, 2 gigs RAM
  • Nathan H Level 2 Level 2
    the power brick is two pieces...the smaller piece pulls out so the 3-pronged part can replace it.
  • Frank Milano Level 1 Level 1
    If you need more specific instructions, go to the little book called Everything Mac that came with the macbook. In the beginning under " Setting up your Macbook" it explains how to extend the reach of your power cord.
  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6
    Poikkeus wrote:
    Why bother having a thick, three-way cable when my two-way "magnetic" one is thinner and smaller?


    The extension adapter has two purposes. It gives you more reach when you aren't close enough to a wall outlet using the two prong adapter. It also gives you a good ground that you don't have with the two prong adapter.

    Mort
  • Poikkeus Level 4 Level 4
    Emac falls in the range of an Extended Warranty due to a faulty component. I'm going to get the eMac repaired per the instructions of the attached tech note.