Car-Radio-with-USB-issues ?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by theironist08, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. theironist08 macrumors regular

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    So my car radio has a built in USB port . I connected the iphone up and..... nothing! wont play, wont charge! but the radio recognizes that there is something connected as it switches to usb mode.. but as i say the iphone wont charge/play!

    Any ideas?:eek:
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    your radio is not compatible with the iphone
     
  3. theironist08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    simple as that. i don't get it, how is the iphone different in this respect to mp3s?
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone doesn't function as a USB storage device like other MP3 players. These USB radio devices are using a generic USB storage device driver. There is no disk mode for the iPhone which even other iPods have.
     
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