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Discussion in 'iPod' started by justinisham, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    ok NOWWW it is doing something totally stupid... it shows a battery bar and than shows like a little lightening bolt through it... what in the world is this?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Is your iPod on power supply? What happen when you unplug it?
  3. macrumors newbie

    new sign for all the followers

    ok... now it says i have to plug it into the wall... one problem....... i dont have the wall plug in charger... what to do now...
  4. macrumors 68000


    plug into what wall?
  5. macrumors 68000


    What iPod do u have and u're charging it on a Mac/PC?
    Are you charging it directly from the computer's USB port or just from the keyboard's USB or whatsoever something like that.
    i do believe that you don't "need" the adapter to charge the iPod...
  6. macrumors newbie

    its a 20 gig color ipod... still pretty new.. i charging from the usb in the back of my computer and it acts like its not charging and it shows a little picture that shows the wall charger thing... so i dunno
  7. macrumors 68000


    is it possible to see the screen thing? take a screenshot perhaps?
    acts like its not charging or not charging?
  8. macrumors newbie


    well it cant be charging bc the ipod wont come on... im not sure if there is a way to make it automatically charge without going through itunes or whatever... i really am stumped on what to do.. i been working on this thing all night since i went to run with it earlier and it froze.. had to let the battery die and now im here... with a dead ipod from what it looks like... no way to screen shot it... all it is... is a simple plug going into the wall symbol thing
  9. macrumors 6502a


    So long your iPod is connected to your active computer, it will be charged. Unless you have faulty USB port ;)

    Have you tried resetting your iPod?
  10. Moderator emeritus


    Well, I'm not sure in your case, but I know that when I went months w/out turning on my 3rd gen iPod, it wouldn't turn on for a good chunk of time while it started charging; I guess the battery was 'too dead?' It ended up working fine later on... give your iPod some time?

    Did you already try the other suggestions?!

    :edit: Here's a link to Apple's Support site for the iPod; they have even put it into a movie format-- no excuses now, just follow along (I suppose? I haven't watched it). Linky
  11. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Did you update the firmware justinisham? If so, then plugging it into the computer will merely charge it (as you've noticed) but until you can find a power adaptor, it won't let you go any further. It needs to be given a surge of power from the adaptor to properly reset before you can re-sync your iPod. Can you borrow someone else's adaptor? Can you go to an Apple Store and get them to let you use one for a second. It won't take long, it's a matter of seconds.

    Just out of interest, what made you update the firmware (use iPod Software Updater)? Were there other problems with it beforehand?

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