3G ipod and USB sync/charge

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Xenious, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Xenious macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up a universal dock today so I could swap my nano and my 3G ipod back and forth in one dock. The trouble I'm having is I can't seem to get my 3G ipod to charge via USB. It seems to sync ok, but it never charges. Should the 3g ipod sync and charge on the USB connector? My nano syncs and charges just fine in the universal dock via usb cable.
     
  2. Labi macrumors regular

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    On Windows, iPod can't charge through usb. Don't know about Mac.
     
  3. Xenious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot to say that this is on a Powermac G5 (dual 2.5)
     
  4. Loge macrumors 68020

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    I recall 3G iPods don't charge through USB, only Firewire. Charging through USB was introduced in the 4G model.
     
  5. Xenious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I'm disappointed to hear that, but happy that it is one more excuse for me to buy a new ipod. :)
     

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