4G iPod Firewire Issue

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lazymej, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. lazymej macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007
    Hi all. I have a 4G iPod (old faithful :p) which works fine when I use USB on my Macbook Pro. However, when I plug it in using Firewire, it just charges but does not mount on my computer. Last time I tried the Firewire using my PC it worked fine. I've tried searching online for a way to resolve this issue but nothing really helped. Do any of you know what the problem may be? I even tried restoring the iPod and all that jazz. If someone could help me out I'd appreciate it a lot. Thanks.
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    only the firewire ipods can sync over firewire, since the dock connector its all about the usb im afraid (except like you say for charging)
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    A 4G iPod is a firewire-supported iPod.
  4. lazymej thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007
    Exactly. As I said, it worked on my PC fine. Any other suggestions?
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Have you charged it in the wall through FireWire? I've had a few iPods burn out the FireWire connection because of a short with the bricks...

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