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Argelius
Oct 21, 2005, 06:19 AM
I have a 3rd gen iPod I haven't used in a while that I just sold on eBay. In preparing to ship it to the buyer, I found that I can't get it to charge at all using either of two different original chargers and cables.

I have a 3rd party charger (with a retractable cable) that worked fine. After an overnight charge, all seems okay with the iPod.

However, still, when I plug in the original cable and charger (AC adapter), there is no indication it is charging (i.e. no charging icon).

The cable I am using to connect the charger to the iPod works fine for connecting to my computer via USB for song transfers, so I don't think the cable is the problem.

Also, since neither of two chargers work, I'm thinking it's not that...

Any ideas?



Labi
Oct 21, 2005, 06:56 AM
Do you have another iPod to check the two charges with? It's very possible that they're both dead!

Argelius
Oct 21, 2005, 06:59 AM
Do you have another iPod to check the two charges with? It's very possible that they're both dead!

Actually, that's the one piece of troubleshooting I failed to mention. I've tried the chargers on a different iPod, and they work fine...

rosalindavenue
Oct 21, 2005, 08:05 AM
I dont know if anyone has a 5th gen (video capable) ipod, but I was wondering if the charger for my 3G will work with it-- I had assumed it would; the connector is the same.