Charge iPod on non iPod iBook?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by smooshy, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. smooshy macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2005
    Hi everyone,
    I got a new iBook a couple of weeks ago, mostly to use at school. I have an iPod which I usually charge with the wall adapter or on my PC, which holds all my music. I don't want to start using my iBook for this because my PC has a huge memory to hold music, to I'd rather just keep the iTunes music on there. My iPod power adapter died the other day, so now I can only charge at a computer. I'm going away for the weekend, and I'd like to charge my iPod on my iBook while I'm gone. Will it erase all my songs because I don't have them in this computer? Please let me know.. thanks!
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    no, it'll be fine. just make sure you don't have iTunes set to automatically update the iPod.
  3. sreedy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    This shouldn't be a problem.

    It asks if it wants you to sync the iBook lib with your iPod. Just say no and it'll just charge and, if you have disc use enabled, it'll mount as a drive.
  4. Jomoma macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2005
    I have an iPod and iBook, so i do this all the time. I have my music on an external drive.

    Anyway, When you plug your iPod in, it should give you a warning that the ipod is attached to another computer's music library. It'll ask you if you want to replace the music with the iBook's music. Just click no, and your ipod will mount but not change the music.

    The iPod will only charge while the computer is awake, and the iPod helps drain your iBook's battery pretty quick, so make sure your iBook is plugged in and use a program like jiggler (google for it) to keep your iBook awake.

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