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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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iPod 2G wont charge with my iPhone4 cable?

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I dug out my old iPod 2G earlier today. I want to give it as a present to my bro.

The iPod was dead ... had not been charged in ages. I plugged it into my MacBook using my iPhone 4 cable and nothing happened. I cant find the original iPod cable.

Should the iPod 2G charge with the iPhone 4 cable? If not, is there anyway to charge it if I dont have the original cable? I think I might have the original 2G dock. Will this be any use?

Thanks in advance ... OF
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that you need to use FireWire to charge that model.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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That iPod will charge via Firewire only and the iPhone 4 cable won't work since it charges via USB only. You'll need to find an older Firewire iPod cable to charge that.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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Thanks guys ... I thought as much.

Are there definitely no hacks possible to charge it by usb?
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 04:42 PM   #5
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It doesn't physically have a USB chipset, so no.
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Just fyi, the iPod 2G looks like this.


There's no way to plug a 30 pin iPod cable into it.
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Maybe you are referring to the iPod 3G. It has the four buttons on the front. It chargers only via FireWire.
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Old Nov 17, 2010, 05:04 PM   #8
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Sorry guys ... it is the iPod 3g ...



I managed to get it charged in an old dock I found ... and I now have it showing in iTunes but not charging.

So is there no way to get the 3G charging via USB?? Tell me there is a hack
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So is there no way to get the 3G charging via USB?? Tell me there is a hack
There is no hack, it just doesn't have the right stuff inside to make it happen.
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