Why won't my iPod connect to my G3 Desktop through the Keyboard?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by BiikeMike, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    I've got a B&W G3 that came with one of those keyboards with two USB ports on it, but my iPod won't connect to it :confused:

    Any ideas on why? Works fine with the printer
     
  2. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

    poopyhead

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    keyboard usb ports are only usb 1.0 and they are low power to no power.
    not enough juice or bandwidth
     
  3. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    Meh, Bad design :p

    The whole computer is only USB 1, I get that warning every time I plug in my 'pod. I went to get a USB2 card, but bought the wrong one!
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    Unless a keyboard is described as having a powered hub, most don't. It's always been this way, in my experience. :rolleyes:
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Most "Usb" keyboards are like 5-7 watts thru the on-board usb ports.. iPod needs like 10 watts + of power to transfer/charge the unit ..

    Only way to get that power is direct-connect to the Mac or PC
     

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