ipod photo cord question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by operastarlet, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. operastarlet macrumors member

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    quick question, I am buying a new ipod photo 30gig and am selling my 3rd gen 20 gig ipod to my cousin. She has a pc, I a mac, Since the IPOD photo comes with the USB 2 port, and my IPOD has a firewire, would it be possible to switch the 2 cords? would my old cord work on my new Ipod and would the new cord work on the old ipod?
     
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  3. operastarlet thread starter macrumors member

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    not working

    Ok, the firewire is working with my IPOD photo, but the USB is not working for my cousins (my old) 3 gen ipod. It will not charge with the cable... what now?
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I don't think the 3rd gens will charge over USB (only sync). You'll have to use a firewire cable.
     
  5. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    3G iPods only charge over the firewire cable, not the USB cable. What now? I dunno...
     
  6. operastarlet thread starter macrumors member

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    great...

    Great... Now what to do. :( what do pc users do, Charge via firewire, but sync via usb?
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    If I remember correctly, the 3Gs came with both cables and they would use the firewire one that plugs into the wall adapter.

    Or you can get yourself one of these, which I happen to use on my pc. I plug the firewire end into the wall adapter and the USB into my craptop...

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...bMekO/2.0.0.11.1.0.6.9.3.19.0.1.1.1.1.0.1.0.1
     

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