Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to KMP4)
Since MA002LL/A indicates an iPod 5th Generation (released October 2005) - not an iPad or an iPod Classic, I think we'll assume you have the 5th generation iPod (with video). However, you haven't stated whether you have a 30GB or 60GB model - and there is a difference.
Perhaps the problem is you are trying to use the wrong dock adaptor in the iHome. In the image below of the iHome, notice the black area. That's the adaptor, which sits in the connector well. Each model of iPod has a different adaptor. Remove the adaptor that's in the iHome and fit the correct one.
From what I can tell, the 30GB 5th generation iPod uses adaptor #9, while a 60GB 5th generation iPod uses adaptor #10.
Have a look at this Apple page for more information; http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1380
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2013 2:53 AM (in response to the fiend)
Thank you so much for your response, you have totally answered my question. Yes, i incorrectly typed in "iPad" when it is, of course, "iPod" - 60 GB.
I was not even aware the adapter in the connector well could be removed. I believe the one in there now is for the iPhone 3GS. I will remove it and order the correct one.
Thank you again so much for your help and All the best for the New Year.