Can ipods work with clamshell iBooks?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by princealfie, Mar 15, 2006.

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    princealfie

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    I have a 300mhz Rev. 2 tangerine iBook and I hooked up a 3G ipod and a ROKR and it will work as a hard drive but itunes doesn't identify the machine through the usb port.

    I presume that there is some incomptability? I don't really see what is up with that?
     
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    I assume you're connecting via USB? I don't think the 300mhz ibook has firewire...

    It should work without any problems. What version of OS X and iTunes are you using?
     
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    bbarnhart

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    The problem you're having is with the USB port on the iBook. It needs to be USB 2.0 and not 1.0 (or 1.1). If you had a FireWire port, it would work. Does this machine have a FireWire port?
     
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    USB 1.1 will work, albeit slow.
     
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    princealfie

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    indeed indeed

    it should work, perhaps I need to load the ipod updater then???
     
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    princealfie

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    I am running panther on the tangerine ibook. apparently the ipod mounts as a hard drive but not in itunes???
     
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    840quadra

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    Is it windows formated ?


    A Windows formatted ipod will look like a hard disk (icon) on the desktop, but iTunes should still be able to use it. Make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes, and that you have a recently updated iPod.

    FWIW
    My 3G ipod will mount to my iBook G4, PM G3, and PM G5 Via USB but will NOT charge.
     

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