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jknight8907
Apr 17, 2006, 08:50 PM
I just picked up a new 60gb black iPod today (it's suhweet), but I forgot that apple doesn't give you a wall brick anymore. :eek: Can I charge my baby with my 3g brick and firewire cable?



grapes911
Apr 17, 2006, 08:51 PM
You should be able to.

rockandrule
Apr 17, 2006, 08:55 PM
Yep! That's how I charge mine. Just can't charge with FireWire through your Mac.

rye9
Apr 17, 2006, 08:58 PM
Are you sure, on the store.apple.com, it says the Firewire wall adapter isnt compatible with the 5G.

NicP
Apr 17, 2006, 09:00 PM
Are you sure, on the store.apple.com, it says the Firewire wall adapter isnt compatible with the 5G.

Thats because you cant use firewire to connect to your computer, the ipod does not support firewire.

You should still be able to use the brick to charge it tho :)

edit: i see you said the "the firewire wall adaptor" not "the firewire adaptor" *shrugs* i'm not sure anymore either

grapes911
Apr 17, 2006, 09:00 PM
I thought you could charge the 5G and nano with firewire, you just couldn't transfer data with firewire.


Yep! That's how I charge mine. Just can't charge with FireWire through your Mac.
If it does charge via the wall adapter and FW, then it must charge via a computer and FW. Wouldn't it?

rye9
Apr 17, 2006, 09:01 PM
Thats because you cant use firewire to connect to your computer, the ipod does not support firewire.

You should still be able to use the brick to charge it tho :)

Oh OK... thats nice to know :) ... but as for firewire support, wouldnt that have been faster to transfer videos? IMO, I think Apple should have kept Firewire.

devilot
Apr 17, 2006, 09:03 PM
Are you sure, on the store.apple.com, it says the Firewire wall adapter isnt compatible with the 5G.Works fine w/ my Nano. You can't transfer data, but charging, should have no problems.

:edit: Dang it... Must learn to reload tabs.

grapes911
Apr 17, 2006, 09:06 PM
IMO, I think Apple should have kept Firewire.
There a many threads on why firewire was dropped from the iPods. Let's keep that discussion for those threads.

EDIT:
You'll find some of those threads here:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=154528&highlight=ipod+firewire+usb+dropped
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=155655&highlight=ipod+firewire+usb+dropped
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=164506&highlight=ipod+firewire+usb+dropped
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=166698&highlight=ipod+firewire+usb+dropped
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=112050&highlight=ipod+firewire+usb+dropped

rockandrule
Apr 17, 2006, 10:41 PM
I use my 5G 30GB with my 1G Mini 4GB firewire cable and power brick.


It works, don't worry about it. You can't transfer with it, actually I think there might be a connector that you can buy to make it firewire compatible.

grapes911
Apr 17, 2006, 10:54 PM
You can't transfer with it, actually I think there might be a connector that you can buy to make it firewire compatible.
No, there is not.

Loge
Apr 18, 2006, 02:34 AM
I thought you could charge the 5G and nano with firewire, you just couldn't transfer data with firewire.

If it does charge via the wall adapter and FW, then it must charge via a computer and FW. Wouldn't it?

Yes, it does charge from the Mac with FW, both the nano and 5G.

student_trap
Apr 18, 2006, 03:45 AM
Yeah it charges via firewire, just no syncing.

Marky_Mark
Apr 18, 2006, 05:01 PM
I use my 5G 30GB with my 1G Mini 4GB firewire cable and power brick.


It works, don't worry about it.

I second that: this is identical to what I do, and I've had no problems. :)

jknight8907
Apr 18, 2006, 05:16 PM
Well, it worked, so I guess it's fine. :p