Will the iPod 3G work in windows?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by noel4r, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    If I install a firewire card in my PC, will my 3G iPod (the one w/ 4 buttons on the front) sync w/ iTunes? I tried using a USB cable but it wont do anything not even charge with a USB charger. It will charge through a firewire charger though... Thanks.
     
  2. Anorak macrumors regular

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    It should. I have the same model and have used both the firewire and USB interfaces and they both work fine.
     
  3. noel4r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I dont need to install a firewire card then? Whenever I charge it using a USB Cable, nothing happens but if I use a fireware cable, it charges just fine. Maybe because it's currently formatted in Mac OSX Journal. Maybe I should reformat it using FAT 32. You think?
     
  4. Rydther macrumors newbie

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    Yes it will sync just fine, i used the firewire port of my Audigy sound card. Cant recall if it charges, but I think it does. 95% certain (my 3G has been broken for sometime :( )

    If I recall correctly, charging was only supported via firewire when connected to a PC
     
  5. LinuXtreme macrumors regular

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    That's correct. The first time I plugged my 3g into my PC, I used the USB cable because my iPod was used and didn't come with a firewire cable. Long story short, I came back later to find that it drained the battery instead of charging it as I had expected :mad: Now I have a firewire cable, so all's fine :D

    And you're right, it does charge from the computer whilst using the firewire cable.
     
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    The 3G iPod can not charge via USB, only sync. That's why it came with a firewire cable ;)

    and yes, it'll work just fine with Windows.
     
  7. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    I would guess so.
     

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