iPod Shuffle kills iMac Intel

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 5683565, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. 5683565 Suspended

    Feb 18, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Hey all

    Here's an odd one.

    I have an iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation (1GB). I haven't used it for a while, and plugged it into my Macbook to charge an update to 1.0.4. No problems in that.

    Then, I plugged it into the back of my iMac (I have a special USB connecter not the corded one). It instantly kills the iMac. The machine does not even have time to think about it. The screen goes black and all activity dies. The power button the back of the machine also does nothing, despite holding it for 10 seconds. To restart the machine I have to pull the power out of the back.

    What on earth is causing this?

  2. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    i have no idea what is causing this, but where did you get the adapter from? is it a headphonejack sticking out of a USB?
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    By "special" connector is it a 3rd party one? If so that may be your problem. Even though most store bought 3rd party adapters work fine Ive seen some bad stuff happen from off brand ones before. Could you post a pic of the adapter?

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