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3093 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2008 11:21 AM by Ruty
Are you sure it is a 3rd Gen iPod?
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1447Power G5, 24" iMac, few different models of iPod, iTouch and iPhone., Mac OS X (10.5.2), I am just a user like you who enjoy helping others.
3rd generation ipod = iPod (dock connector), but it will not charge over USB 2.0. Charging this unit requires a built-in 6-pin FireWire port or the FireWire iPod Power Adapter.
Thats why I asked. You need to connect the iPod with an ac charger in order to put it into disk modePower G5, 24" iMac, few different models of iPod, iTouch and iPhone., Mac OS X (10.5.2), I am just a user like you who enjoy helping others.
3rd Gen iPod should be able to get charged and sync with a computer via firewire cable. But if you use an USB 2 cable, it can only sync but not get charged.
It is odd that your iPod does not manage to sync with your computer via firewire.
Since you asked "the ipod charges but doesnt go into disk mode (do not disconnect screen)", thats why I explained to you - if you need to put your iPod in disk mode, for 3rd Gen you have to connect it with an iPod charger unless it is fully charged.
I believe you are getting confuse between sync with a computer and "go into disk mode"
Message was edited by: Mitch 751
Message was edited by: Mitch 751Power G5, 24" iMac, few different models of iPod, iTouch and iPhone., Mac OS X (10.5.2), I am just a user like you who enjoy helping others.
see if this helps
ok now i get what you are saying. yeh it is odd that it wont sync with firewire. i knew that you cannot charge over usb.
i think the problem mght lie in the folder system (ntfs,fat32)Windows XP, iPod 5.5g 30gb iPod 3g 15gb
There are too many devices in the FireWire chain
Your Mac can provide power to FireWire devices that don't have their own power sources, such as hard drives, cameras, and (of course) iPod. If you have too many of these types of devices connected to your computer, it can keep your Mac from recognizing your iPod. To see if this is the case:
Disconnect all devices from your computer's FireWire ports.
Connect your iPod to your computer's FireWire port using the FireWire cable that came with iPod.
i tried that and still nothing, hmmm i think i might just get a new cable and see if that fixes the problem.
Mitch 751, you have been a great help and thankyou so much for bothering to help me!Windows XP, iPod 5.5g 30gb iPod 3g 15gb
You are welcome. I used to have the same iPod with the same problem, it finally works by unplugging the iSight from the computer.
Have you tried to connect it directly on the back of your mac
I think I have the same old ipod.
I used to connect via usb no problem,
all of a sudden itune does not see my ipod
and when I connect using different usb
it came up, w/window for 'restore'
but when I say ok, it says need to use firewire.
Is that a cable I buy. I don't have the originalipod box,G5, Mac OS X (10.3.x)