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battery wont charcge when my mac is not in use

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Rasheem, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    I got a brand new ipod :) so far i love it except when my computer automatically goes to sleep after 15 minutes of not being used the iPod wont charge through the USB. Is there a way that i can set my computer to still charge my iPod even when it is in sleep/idle? setting my computer to not sleep is not an option considering it's a MacPro and it eats up power. I suppose i could always plug my iPod into my old iPods firewire wall charger though it's kind of an inconvenience. Any tips?
     
  2. macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    #2
    Well a neat trick I found is that I can use my Nintendo Wii to charge my iPod through USB. I'm sure you could also do it with the PS3, since it also has USB Ports, I don't have an Xbox 360 so I can't speak of that being able to charge it. You could just use a gaming console to charge the iPod and only use the Mac Pro when you have something to put on the iPod.
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    USB doesn't do this. However, if you have an older ipod, ie. the 4generation, you can charge it with firewire, even if your mac is asleep. -____- Another reason why firewire owns USB. Shame Apple lost again.
     

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