View Full Version : Can ipods work with clamshell iBooks?

Mar 15, 2006, 09:14 AM
I have a 300mhz Rev. 2 tangerine iBook and I hooked up a 3G ipod and a ROKR and it will work as a hard drive but itunes doesn't identify the machine through the usb port.

I presume that there is some incomptability? I don't really see what is up with that?

Mar 15, 2006, 09:22 AM
I assume you're connecting via USB? I don't think the 300mhz ibook has firewire...

It should work without any problems. What version of OS X and iTunes are you using?

Mar 15, 2006, 10:15 AM
The problem you're having is with the USB port on the iBook. It needs to be USB 2.0 and not 1.0 (or 1.1). If you had a FireWire port, it would work. Does this machine have a FireWire port?

Mar 15, 2006, 10:24 AM
USB 1.1 will work, albeit slow.

Mar 15, 2006, 12:25 PM
it should work, perhaps I need to load the ipod updater then???

Mar 15, 2006, 12:28 PM
I am running panther on the tangerine ibook. apparently the ipod mounts as a hard drive but not in itunes???

Mar 15, 2006, 01:05 PM
Is it windows formated ?

A Windows formatted ipod will look like a hard disk (icon) on the desktop, but iTunes should still be able to use it. Make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes, and that you have a recently updated iPod.

My 3G ipod will mount to my iBook G4, PM G3, and PM G5 Via USB but will NOT charge.