Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to digitalartist57)
Windows 7 uses more power than previous versions. That takes juice away from the USB ports.
A friend had an issue with external USB drives going to sleep. Turns out he was running two external disk drives, a USB printer and a USB camera plus the main system off a 250 W power supply. A 500 W power supply fixed that problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to steve359)
Thanks Steve, Where do I get a 500 W power supply?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to digitalartist57)
Sorry. That was for a tower system that you can swap out.
I can give you two options:
- Buy a AC-powered USB port. That will use wall power to charge the iPod.
- Charge the ipod directly from the wall and forget the computer charging the iPod.
Others may chime in with other options, but "direct wall power" seems the best to me.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 8:13 PM (in response to digitalartist57)
Sorry ... I misread your response, possibly ... as I have a Macbook Pro an think along those lines.
If it is a tower system, you should be able to swap the power supply easily. Microcenter or Fry's if one is close has the supply. The swap operation is easy as long as you remember where all of the plus from the old supply were connected (take pictures with a camera before and you have a good guid for after). Newegg.com probably carries them. BestBuy has them too, and though a bit overpriced will work.
Sorry if I "blew you off" without thinking.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to steve359)
Thank you for getting back to me. I tried to charge it on another computer and it still didn't charge and thought I would try to charge it direct with an adapter next. So I still working on the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to digitalartist57)
Go to an Apple Store and have them try one of their adapters. If that works, buy a new adapter.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to steve359)
No apple stores around but will try Wal-Mart tomorrow where i got the player. I think all the songs I had on my iPod are gone and i can not sync my iPod on this new system. Will ask about that tomorrow too. Thank you so much for trying to help. I am not very smart about these things but I love to walk with my IPod and now it is hard to get myself motivated.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 7:32 PM (in response to digitalartist57)
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 5:22 PM (in response to digitalartist57)
If your Ipod shuffle is generation 1 or 2 the charger you have requires a 2.0 USB port on your Windows7 computer.
Most of the USB ports on new computers are 3.0 and make the shuffles not recognizable. However, you should have at least one (probably more) 2.0 USB ports on that new computer. Find them and your shuffle will work like it did before.