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nano7 won't charge, can't dock, lightning connector useless

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Tim St.Clair Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jun 27, 2013 2:19 AM

i have an ipod nano 7. it won't charge, or be recognised by a pc, mac or linux laptop.

 

it's a replacement for a previous ipod nano 7, which wouldn't charge, or be recognised.

 

that was a replacement for a previous ipod nano 7, whose screen decided to go all liney half way through a class.

 

i have tried 3 different apple supplied chargers + their lightning cables.

 

i have tried 2 non-apple store el-cheapo lightning cables ($5 for a 3m cable) and a variety of usb charger adaptors.

 

the stupid apple "30 pin to lightning adaptor", from the apple store, fails to mention that you can't charge a lightning connected ipod from a 30 pin dock via that connector. oh, yours does? not my phone. no my 3 previous ipod nano 7's. not on my dock connector, or my mates, or the gym's. so yeah, and did you know that as the ipod is powering the line out on its dock, the battery will drain in about 40 minutes, because it doesn't bloody well charge at the same time? for gods sake I hate this new cable!.

 

what I really need to do now is find a 5th generation ipod or so and use that, since it's got the dock that charges, and every consumer product availble today on the market will support it. I went to an electronics department store tonight to see what they had for lightning connected apple devices. Not a single product in store or in any catalogue. I need to dock at the mixer desk at my gym, it's 30 pin, and it needs to charge.

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