2315 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2008 7:16 AM by schwingle
I'd like to add a question to the list: how about the old cable with the new dock?
Should I be able to plug the old AC adapter (that came with a 40GB iPod in 2004) into the NEW universal dock and charge the NEW iPod Classic?
I've seen lots of posts in lots of places that say their Classics aren't charging on the new universal docks when they're plugged into an AC outlet (and not a computer).
Is it possible that the old AC adapter will work for everything except connecting to the new dock and charging the Classic? Is there a specific cable required if you want to charge your iPod while it's on the dock?
Thanks very much for helping me sort this out!
Hm. Jeff Bryan in http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1617559 said:
Yes, I do this all the time.
However, there are other threads describing folks having the same problem (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1337947 and http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1434906). One of those threads has already been archived. Neither is marked answered, though Zelidar reported the following at http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6892456�:
Using that cute (and twice as expensive) Apple Power Adapter and cable that I have later bought has solved my problem. Now the iPod charges via its Universal Dock.
I don't know which adapter and cable that is. The thread is closed, and I cannot reply.
It has been suggested in a few of the posts that there is a problem with the docks. Zelidar says you just need the right cable. Jeff Bryan says the old cable works fine. I don't know what to do.
I tried to plug my old AC adapter into my new iPod universal dock, and it would not charge either of my iPods. The old AC adapter plugged into the old (not universal) dock charges them both.
I would really appreciate any pointers here. Too many variables, not enough facts. Thank you!