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Jaykay
Mar 9, 2003, 11:17 AM
I know this has been said before (but that was a while ago - like so (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11860&highlight=ipod+connection+usb+problem) ) but i was wondering if there is any possible way to do this, help would be so appreciated its almost unbelievable........

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 9, 2003, 11:23 AM
Super Glue is the only way i know,sorry.

Jaykay
Mar 9, 2003, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by Dont Hurt Me
Super Glue is the only way i know,sorry.

Dont tempt me......

Kwyjibo
Mar 9, 2003, 11:29 AM
have u considered osmossis? Other than that or the superglue sounds like its impossible unless you use telpathy wait no doesn't seem possible your only option will be to hook up that imac to a newr mac and syncing the ipod to a newer mac although i don't know your current setup.

Jaykay
Mar 9, 2003, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by Kwyjibo
have u considered osmossis? Other than that or the superglue sounds like its impossible unless you use telpathy wait no doesn't seem possible your only option will be to hook up that imac to a newr mac and syncing the ipod to a newer mac although i don't know your current setup.

Well, its not actually for me, i have no problem with my ipod its great, its a friend of mine who bought a 2nd hand ipod and assumed he had a firewire connection on his imac - which he subsequently found out that he didnt.

No other macs are available to him..

tjwett
Mar 9, 2003, 11:47 AM
there may be one way, there are external hard drives that have both USB and Firewire ports on them. if you transfer the iTunes library to the disk via USB you may be able to tranfer the files to the Pod via Firwire. that's the only way i could think of.

IndyGopher
Mar 9, 2003, 12:03 PM
Harmoni card from Sonnet

cr2sh
Mar 9, 2003, 12:33 PM
Thats why he's a demi-god. :p

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/harmoni_g3.html

Works on Rev. A-D iMacs (233 and up)

price list: (http://www.sonnettech.com/product/pricelist.html#harmoni)

Priced $299 and $399 respectively.

SoonToGetAMac
Mar 9, 2003, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by IndyGopher
Harmoni card from Sonnet

Yeah, I was just thinking of the same thing.

Jaykay
Mar 9, 2003, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by IndyGopher
Harmoni card from Sonnet

Damn, i was looking for maybe a little converter or something, oh well, i dont see him spending that kind of money on it (although it does have a processor upgrade but i dont really think he wants that).

Well, thanks for the help (ahhh i love ye guys :D ) , ill see what he says.

Chaszmyr
Mar 9, 2003, 03:23 PM
If you have a pre-firewire mac i think you should be buying a new comp before you buy an ipod lol