View Full Version : iPod 3rd Gen help

Aug 20, 2011, 12:22 PM
Hi, just wondering if anyone could help me out regarding the 3rd generation iPod (one with the 4 separate buttons above the scroll wheel). Manage to revive mine by buying a new battery from it, but it appears it isn't charging through my USB cable.

Will it only charge/sync by firewire? Is there any way to charge/sync it via usb as I normally connect it to my MBA which only has USB ports, if not I can use the iMac's firewire, but it would be more of an inconvenience. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Aug 20, 2011, 08:41 PM
in fact USB is for syncing only in this generation. there is a cable which allows connecting to USB Port on PC/Mac and a FireWire charger at the same time. it has been included with the 3G iPod, but are hard to get these days.

best regards!