2G iPod + USB?

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  1. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    I have a 2G iPod that came with a Firewire cable. I'm trying to use a USB cable (that came with my Nano) to power the iPod, but it's not working. I can use the Firewire cable with no problem, and can power then Nano using the USB cable.

    Am I missing something here? The iPod + USB basically doesn't charge but does connect to the computer, so it's like the iPod doesn't pull power from the USB. Any ideas?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think that those iPods were not made to be powered over USB since then there was no power to USB.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    2G iPod's have a firewire port if you mean a 3G iPod with the dock connector and 4 buttons below the screen then it doesn't charge via USB, only firewire.
     
  4. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    USB 1? Also is it a PCI port USB port? Those are often unpowered.
     
  5. joeyjojoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm assuming it's USB2 (I have a PowerBook). I use the same USB cable and port to power my Nano ... so I know it's a powered port.
     
  6. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    Is your iPod updated with the latest firmware?
     
  7. joeyjojoe thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    Try resetting the iPod, by pressng the Menu button and the Center button for 10 seconds straight. Sometimes that helps as it resets the power management unit.
     
  9. joeyjojoe thread starter macrumors regular

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