220 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 25, 2006 3:47 PM by Lougoose
Are you sure you have an iPod mini and not an iPod nano? The iPod mini 1st generation was only made in 4GB. The iPod nano is the only one that has been made in 2GB. You will know because the mini had colors, the 1st gen. nano is black and white.
If you do have a nano, it only charges via USB 2.0. That is why it only works when you plug it into the computer via USB.
If you do have a first gen mini,. it should charge via Firewire. However, it really sounds to me like you have a nano.
I hope this helps!