3G nano won't charge with certain docks?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by SactoGuy18, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2006
    Sacramento, CA USA
    I'm am puzzled by this problem I'm having with my new 3G iPod nano.

    When I plug in my new nano into my computer's USB 2.0 port, the player properly charges the battery to full power. However, when I plug it into my Cyber Acoustics CA-461 iPod dock/speaker, it will not charge the battery on the player. :mad: I had this same problem when I used the supplied data cable to connect to a third-party USB charger that has a 5.0V DC output, which is supposed to charge the iPod normally. (I have yet to try Apple's own iPod charger that also works through the USB connection.)

    I took my player to Fry's Electronics, and plugged the player into various dock/speaker and dock/clock radio units, and some of them will NOT charge the player (but will play back the audio through the line-out connection on the iPod data connector).

    Is there a potential compatibility issue, and will Apple offer a firmware fix so my 3G nano will charge with most standard iPod docks?

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