iPod 3rd Gen compatibility issues

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Xadin, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Xadin macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2006
    Are there issues with compatibility between accessories for the fourth gen ipod and connecting them to a third gen? My comp doesn't recognize the 3rd gen iPod when I connect it using a USB cable for a 4th gen iPod.

    If there are compatibility problems between these two accessories, do I have any optinos to updating my 3rd gen ipod, other than buying a USB cable for a 3rd gen?

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmmm, I don't think there's any difference between the cables. There's some funny business going on if your iPod isn't being recognized over USB. Dock connector accessories are supposed to be interchangeable, and the 3rd gen supports USB, so you shouldn't have this issue....

    Have you checked to make sure you're using the latest iPod software (i.e. use the iPod software updater to update the software on the iPod?)

    By fourth generation, also, you mean clickwheel iPod, right? Just checking, since sometimes people mean something different. :eek:
  3. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    Montreal, Quebec
    The usb cord should work, when i had a 3rd gen, i used my bros 4th gen usb wire, so something else is wrong.

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