iPod iPod not charging over USB 2.0

TexasMac

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Apr 30, 2005
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So I sold my old iPod to my friend who has a month-old Dell desktop. We can't get the iPod to charge over the USB connection. It will transfer, it just doesn't get any power. I thought all USB 2.0 ports were powered. Am I wrong? We have tried every single port on the front and the back. Any advice?
 

Linkjeniero

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Jan 6, 2005
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cooknwitha said:
As far as I was aware, although USB 2.0 is powered, it can't power an iPod. That's what I thought, anyway.
Yes it can; I charge mine with that way with my PowerBook. Maybe the ports aren't powered in the Dell... you could try plugging some other powered device and see if it works.
 

sparky76

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Jul 2, 2003
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Most iPods need Firewire to charge. Only the newest ones will charge over USB. Check the Apple site for info on which iPods are affected.
Edit: I think only iPod mini and the 4G iPods will charge over USB.