2 pods @ once?

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  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Sorry if this has been posted before, I did a search but no dice.

    Can I plug in my Ipod 3rd Gen via firewire, and my nano via USB at the same time, and use/fill them independantly and charge them at the same time?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. caps_Lock macrumors newbie

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    I highly doubt it, but it won't kill you to find out for yourself.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You probably can't fill them at the same time, but everything else should work.
     
  4. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to charge them at the same time, but you probably can't sync them at the same time. iTunes will. however, let you have both devices attributed to your library though, which is nice.
     
  5. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can do this. I have a 40GB iPod on firewire and a nano on USB right now; they are both charging and are sync'd up to date. Of course at any precise second, iTunes can only be updating one or other of them, but they can both be updated one after the other just fine.
     
  6. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nice

    That's what I was hoping to hear

    I'm still nervous to try this, but I' going to try any way.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Why are you nervous? Do you think your computer is going to blow up or something? ;)
     
  8. 840quadra Moderator

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    You never know, if it were a Dell DJ, and an iPod, that could be a unique issue!

    The iPod could retailiate sending a power feedback pulse through the IO channels to the Dell. The pulse would then cause permanent damage to the USB bus, and the Dell DJ. Didn't Steve Jobs warn of this during one of his keynotes? :eek: :D



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  9. swy32x macrumors regular

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    It's fine.

    I have my shuffle and my 3G in together all the time ... I didn't even think there would be some compatibility issues ... maybe on windows though ... :eek:

    :D
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    ive had my mini and shuffle connected at the same time, no problems i wouldnt worry about it
     
  11. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    a bit off topic but...

    a bit off topic but...

    what would happen with one of those split cables with one dock connector and 2 cords coming out to USB and Firewire, with both cables plugged in to one or two computers and an ipod? i think something would blow up and i love my powerbook and ipod so....

    one of you should do it, then find a working computer to reply to me with!
     
  12. quigleybc thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nice

    solid proof

    I'm no longer nervous

    Thanks guys!!!! :D
     

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