do i really need a charger?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Dafke, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Dafke macrumors 6502

    Dafke

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    okay so i reinstalled the firmware on my 30gig 4gen colour iPod, and now it needs to be plugged into a powerpoint, it won't do anything else until i do so! Any way to work around this?
    I gave my charger to my mom, because i never used it, and she wanted one for her mini, and i don't really want to buy one now for 30 euro's.
     
  2. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

    buryyourbrideau

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    Connect it to your computer and it will begin to charge
     
  3. Dafke thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dafke

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    nope

    it shows the "plug your iPod adaptor into a powerpoint" icon
     
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Maybe if you have a local Apple store they will let you borrow for a few minutes to finish up the process.
     
  5. Dafke thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dafke

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    no local apple store in my town :(
    guess i'll have to move or order an adapter
     
  6. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Ask your mom if you can barrow hers/what was yours. one day won't hurt, will it?
     
  7. Dafke thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's not the problem, it's just that she doesn't live very nearby, and i like to use my iPod a lot. i see her like once every two weeks, can't wait for that.
     
  8. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

    buryyourbrideau

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    Looks like the options have just dwindled away....:(
     
  9. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, for some reason it wants a wall charger when you update the firmware. Even if your computer is capable of charging it, your iPod will ask for a wall charger.
     
  10. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    Get a charger, you'll use it a lot, and that way its fine to use all the time.
     
  11. freeny macrumors 68020

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    I baught a charger for my 5g and use it lots. if you travel you wont need to lug around your laptop to charge it.
     
  12. jarred macrumors newbie

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    put your computer to sleep and then plug your ipod in, it shouldnt wake you computer up and it should still be powered
     
  13. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    Usually when I plug in my iPod 5G via USB 2.0 into my iBook, it will wake it from sleep.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So...ahem...do the new iPods that don't come with chargers handle this issue differently? :eek:
     
  15. Battousai macrumors member

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    I have a 60 gig white 5g.

    I had to restore it the first day I had it, because I installed it improperly. I never had to use a wall charger. So, they must have fixed this "bug" for the latest generation.
     
  16. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    Haha. yeah. The new iPods you just connect to your computer to start them up. They don't need something that they don't include.

    But i would highly, highly recommend getting a charger if you don't have one already. Without one, your iPod is only a "portable music player" for about 10-12 hours away from your computer.
     
  17. jarred macrumors newbie

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    well if you put your computer to sleep after you plug in the ipod, it will act like a charger so you really dont need one
     
  18. Loge macrumors 68020

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    You using USB or Firewire? Provided the powerbook is plugged in, the firewire cable should allow you to update firmware without an iPod charger. For USB, only the new iPods do (since they don't support Firewire anyway).
     

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