Charging Problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Blueworm, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Blueworm macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2006
    I have a 3rd Gen. iPod which originally came with an AC Charger which had a firewire cable that connected to the charger. I have misplaced the charger, so I purchased a charger that has a USB 2.0 cable that connects to the charger. The charger will not charge my iPod. The charger is working as I pluged it into a newer model iPod and it charges. I borrowed a charger, like my original charger(firewire cable) and the battery charges. If I plug the USB cable into my computer, the iPod is recognized, but the computer will not charge the iPod battery. Any answers???
  2. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    Unfortunately, the 3G iPod cannot be charged with a USB cable, either connected to the wall or to the computer. You'll have to try and get a replacement firewire charger, or you can use just a FW cable if your computer has a 6 pin FW port.

    Sucks, I know.

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