|May 6, 2012, 12:57 AM||#1|
FireWire Ipod cable and MacBook Pro
I have a new Macbook Pro and a 4th Gen iPod touch. I am tired of taking so long to sync my iPod so I did some research and found a firewire 400 cable for an iPod and an adaptor from firewire 400 to 800. When I plug the iPod in to my MBP iTunes doesn't read the iPod. It does not show up any where. On the screen I get a warning that charging is not supported with this accessory. Other than that nothing happens. Does anyone know what could be going wrong ?
On a side note my iPod is a 64GB model and only shows 58GB capacity is that normal ? If not does anyone know how to do a master reset to get back to factory state ?
I have my iPod backed up so reseting it does't bother me if I can get the firewire issue fixed.
|May 6, 2012, 01:52 AM||#2|
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|May 6, 2012, 06:25 AM||#3|
57.8GiB is perfectly normal. It all has to do with the way the bytes are counted. Binary counting leads to a Kibibyte with 1024 bytes. Decimal counting a Kilobyte has 1000 bytes. Scale up to the Gibibyte and Gigabytes and the apparent difference magnifies, but it's entirely illusory.
|May 6, 2012, 06:39 AM||#4|
The Firewire compatible iPods are the 1st to 4th Gen and the iPod Mini.
After that most charge via Firewire but require USB to sync with a host computer. Everything from the last few years is USB only and gives the "charging is not supported with this accessory" message.
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