iPod 2G wont charge with my iPhone4 cable?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Guys and Gals

    I dug out my old iPod 2G earlier today. I want to give it as a present to my bro.

    The iPod was dead ... had not been charged in ages. I plugged it into my MacBook using my iPhone 4 cable and nothing happened. I cant find the original iPod cable.

    Should the iPod 2G charge with the iPhone 4 cable? If not, is there anyway to charge it if I dont have the original cable? I think I might have the original 2G dock. Will this be any use?

    Thanks in advance ... OF
     
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    I'm pretty sure that you need to use FireWire to charge that model.
     
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    That iPod will charge via Firewire only and the iPhone 4 cable won't work since it charges via USB only. You'll need to find an older Firewire iPod cable to charge that.
     
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    Thanks guys ... I thought as much.

    Are there definitely no hacks possible to charge it by usb?
     
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    It doesn't physically have a USB chipset, so no.
     
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    Just fyi, the iPod 2G looks like this.
    [​IMG]

    There's no way to plug a 30 pin iPod cable into it.
     
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    Maybe you are referring to the iPod 3G. It has the four buttons on the front. It chargers only via FireWire.
     
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    Sorry guys ... it is the iPod 3g ...

    [​IMG]

    I managed to get it charged in an old dock I found ... and I now have it showing in iTunes but not charging.

    So is there no way to get the 3G charging via USB?? Tell me there is a hack :)
     
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    There is no hack, it just doesn't have the right stuff inside to make it happen.
     

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