8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2008 1:24 PM by Sunburner
ricky47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can an old iPod Dock (Model M9130G/A) be used to charge and sync
the iPod touch (2G) if the touch's USB 2.0 cable is used to connect
the dock to the computer?

Power Mac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Bottlerboi Level 4 Level 4 (1,065 points)
    If this is the universal dock, used to connect all iPods, with the slightly larger hole to fit any adapter that comes with an individual iPod, then yes.
  • ricky47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am not referring to the Apple Universal Dock.
    The iPod Dock was used to sync and charge the
    iPod 3G via FireWire. Are the pins of the
    connector set up to provide sync and charge
    of the new iPod touch if the USB cable
    is substituted?
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,700 points)
    I recall reading in some post that all firewire docks for old iPods no longer charge the new generation of iPods You might try doing a search on "firewire" and 2G.
  • ricky47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What if a USB cable is used instead of a FireWire cable? Will the dock sync and charge when connected to the computer?
  • M S K Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have an old dock (predates universal) purchased for 3G ipod 4 years ago. No model # visible on the dock. There is a line out jack in addition to the dock adapter connector on the back. My 2G touch fits the dock opening with some slop but seats snugly on the connector and syncs and charges using the USB cable supplied with the touch. The 2G touch also seats properly on my iHome clock radio and plays thru the radio, but does not charge there. I have read that the latest touch and phone charge only on 5 volt USB pins, prior devices charged on either USB or 12 volt firewire pins.
  • ricky47 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, that's the confirmation I wanted to see.
  • Mr. Kelly Freebairn Level 4 Level 4 (3,725 points)
    I also have an old AV dock that was purchased for the first photo iPod, (60GB) it's the one with the S-video out and audio jack.

    I can use it to charge my IPT, but it is a G1 IPT. I use the USB cable that came with my IPT, (that I purchased in July.)
  • Sunburner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just a note, I found out that the new pin connected component cables hooked up to that S-Video univ. dock won't output video through that dock when the ipod touch 2G is hooked up but it will output video through the audio/video jack (composite connection) it very well may be the setup of the old style universal dock. However the iPod touch 2G will output through the pin connector if it's connected directly to it for the component connection. I don't know if the newer universal docks would have this issue.

    I still would like apple to develop a visualiser for the ipod touch / iphone =p (so i can output my audio to my samsung (since it won't play the music on the TV if there's no video feed)