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iPod not charging over USB 2.0

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TexasMac, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    So I sold my old iPod to my friend who has a month-old Dell desktop. We can't get the iPod to charge over the USB connection. It will transfer, it just doesn't get any power. I thought all USB 2.0 ports were powered. Am I wrong? We have tried every single port on the front and the back. Any advice?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    As far as I was aware, although USB 2.0 is powered, it can't power an iPod. That's what I thought, anyway.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Yes it can; I charge mine with that way with my PowerBook. Maybe the ports aren't powered in the Dell... you could try plugging some other powered device and see if it works.
  4. macrumors regular

    Most iPods need Firewire to charge. Only the newest ones will charge over USB. Check the Apple site for info on which iPods are affected.
    Edit: I think only iPod mini and the 4G iPods will charge over USB.
  5. macrumors member

    Thanks for the help. It is a 3G iPod so that explains why it won't charge.

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