Ipod Touch charging issues without computer

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pariscarbon, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. pariscarbon macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007
    My Ipod touch doesn't seem to charge unless plugged in to the computer.

    I have bought a USB ipod charging cable that connects to an external USB charging power adaptor. Somehow it refuses to charge even with the original cable.

    Anyone has similiar experience or have any insights to my nagging problem?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    What charger are you using? I charge my touch every night by plugging it into an Apple USB charger and using an old dock cable I had spare
  3. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Is it an Apple one or a third party product? Should work fine with any Apple iPod power adapter; you don't have to charge it via a Mac or PC. I use the FireWire cable & power adapter I got with an older iPod to charge mine.
  4. pariscarbon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2007

    I'm using a 3rd party USB power adaptor. I uses it to charge all my handphones and other devices.

    Am i the only one facing this problem?
  5. MacNewbie03 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2007
    Hicksville, OH (Northwest Ohio)
    Perhaps the touch doesn't like the 3rd party charger. I use an Apple USB charger I bought when I got my 1st gen nano.
  6. KerryC macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    You need an Apple power adapter, not a third party one. A friend has the 80gb iPod Classic, which won't charge with her 3rd party USB power adapter that works with her 2nd gen nano, so she had to buy an Apple USB power adapter. (another example (along with video cables and docks) that Apple are tightening control over the accessories market.)

  7. tennez macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007
    i bought a third party charter in ebay and it doesn't work with mine touch, so be aware of this problem.

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