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Loose power cable connector in a new Mac Mini.

Message #1 - Posted 2012/06/27 - Ant

Hi!

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Message #2 - Posted 2012/06/27 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Ant wrote:

Hi!

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

Thank you in advance. :)

I'd get Apple to replace it. Even out of warranty, it could be argued that it's a fire / health hazard and they should replace it regardless.

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Message #3 - Posted 2012/06/27 - Ant

On 6/27/2012 7:01 AM PT, Jolly Roger typed:

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

I'd get Apple to replace it. Even out of warranty, it could be argued that it's a fire / health hazard and they should replace it regardless.

Do I have to mail it back to Apple to replace it or can I ask Apple to send me another power cable? It was mail ordered for work/the office. --
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Message #4 - Posted 2012/06/28 - Lewis

In message Ant <ant@zimage.comANT> wrote:

On 6/27/2012 7:01 AM PT, Jolly Roger typed:

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

I'd get Apple to replace it. Even out of warranty, it could be argued that it's a fire / health hazard and they should replace it regardless.

Do I have to mail it back to Apple to replace it or can I ask Apple to send me another power cable? It was mail ordered for work/the office.

I doubt very much the CABLE is the problem.

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Message #5 - Posted 2012/06/27 - Michael Vilain

Previously, Ant wrote:

On 6/27/2012 7:01 AM PT, Jolly Roger typed:

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

I'd get Apple to replace it. Even out of warranty, it could be argued that it's a fire / health hazard and they should replace it regardless.

Do I have to mail it back to Apple to replace it or can I ask Apple to send me another power cable? It was mail ordered for work/the office.

Take it to the nearest Apple Store. If there isn't one, you'll have to go through your IT department since they ordered it and it would be under their name/company for warrantee info.

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Message #6 - Posted 2012/06/27 - Ant

On 6/27/2012 10:44 PM PT, Michael Vilain typed:

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

I'd get Apple to replace it. Even out of warranty, it could be argued that it's a fire / health hazard and they should replace it regardless.

Do I have to mail it back to Apple to replace it or can I ask Apple to send me another power cable? It was mail ordered for work/the office.

Take it to the nearest Apple Store. If there isn't one, you'll have to go through your IT department since they ordered it and it would be under their name/company for warrantee info.

Thanks. :)
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Message #7 - Posted 2012/06/28 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Ant wrote:

On 6/27/2012 7:01 AM PT, Jolly Roger typed:

At work, I got new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) last week. I noticed its power cable is loose since I move it around it connect/disconnect cables in its rear sometimes. I don't seem to be alone online like in
http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-668932.html ... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable?

I'd get Apple to replace it. Even out of warranty, it could be argued that it's a fire / health hazard and they should replace it regardless.

Do I have to mail it back to Apple to replace it or can I ask Apple to send me another power cable? It was mail ordered for work/the office.

I'd call them:

<http://www.apple.com/support/contact/>

Send responses to the relevant news group rather than email to me. E-mail sent to this address may be devoured by my very hungry SPAM filter. Due to Google's refusal to prevent spammers from posting messages through their servers, I often ignore posts from Google Groups. Use a real news client if you want me to see your posts.

JR

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