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Firewire with a 5g?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jknight8907, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    I just picked up a new 60gb black iPod today (it's suhweet), but I forgot that apple doesn't give you a wall brick anymore. :eek: Can I charge my baby with my 3g brick and firewire cable?
  2. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    You should be able to.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Yep! That's how I charge mine. Just can't charge with FireWire through your Mac.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Are you sure, on the store.apple.com, it says the Firewire wall adapter isnt compatible with the 5G.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Thats because you cant use firewire to connect to your computer, the ipod does not support firewire.

    You should still be able to use the brick to charge it tho :)

    edit: i see you said the "the firewire wall adaptor" not "the firewire adaptor" *shrugs* i'm not sure anymore either
  6. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    I thought you could charge the 5G and nano with firewire, you just couldn't transfer data with firewire.

    If it does charge via the wall adapter and FW, then it must charge via a computer and FW. Wouldn't it?
  7. macrumors 65816


    Oh OK... thats nice to know :) ... but as for firewire support, wouldnt that have been faster to transfer videos? IMO, I think Apple should have kept Firewire.
  8. Moderator emeritus


    Works fine w/ my Nano. You can't transfer data, but charging, should have no problems.

    :edit: Dang it... Must learn to reload tabs.
  9. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


  10. macrumors 6502

    I use my 5G 30GB with my 1G Mini 4GB firewire cable and power brick.

    It works, don't worry about it. You can't transfer with it, actually I think there might be a connector that you can buy to make it firewire compatible.
  11. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    No, there is not.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Yes, it does charge from the Mac with FW, both the nano and 5G.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Yeah it charges via firewire, just no syncing.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    I second that: this is identical to what I do, and I've had no problems. :)
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Well, it worked, so I guess it's fine. :p

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