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    iPod Question

    Ok... I got an 80 gig iPod video from Christmas, works perfect... I have a wall plug with the USB on it so I can plug in the iPod and charge and use it on power vs. the battery.

    And then in Jan I buy a 8 gig nano(2G) and it seems to work normal but when I plug it into the wall adapter, I get the battery w/ charging bolt and it flashes 2-3 times then disappears and it goes back to using the battery as if it was never plugged in...

    Now if I hook it up to a PC/Mac, it charges/Syncs fine...

    HELP!!! Oh BTW, I am using both apple cables from both of my iPods
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    Plug in a different wall outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Plug in a different wall outlet.
    Dude... I'm looking for real answers, not stupid remarks...

    Thank you.... Now back to your regularly scheduled program...
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    1: I wonder if the wattage needed by the Nano's battery charger is more than what the power supply is providing, (even though its rated correctly), that it is hampering battery charging.

    2: As a temporary measure, you can buy a powered USB 2.0 hub (make sure its self-powered, where it plugs into an outlet, as opposed to bus powered which gets power from the upstream USB), and use the hub as a power source to charge your Nano until you get the charger problem fixed.

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    They sell a docking station to charge the Nano. I am not certain the wall adaptor you have works for the Nano as well.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    They sell a docking station to charge the Nano. I am not certain the wall adaptor you have works for the Nano as well.
    Its actually generic and was used for an iPaq PDA I have and I use it on my 80gig iPod and it works great... I dont see how the Nano could be different or need more power than the 80 gig since it has more moving parts than the nano


    Reason I like this solution is so I can charge/use it in my car with just the cable and im not dealing with a dock or some other device
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    Last edited by georgiaboy; 02-11-07 at 09:03 PM.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    I don't own the Nano. But where I have read shows to charge through your computer or through the docking station. Do they sell a charger for the Nano that goes straight from the wall socket to the device?

    Ok what I use sounds ghetto but it works.... I bought a AC to 12v cig lighter adapter when I broke my home charger for my cell phone that allows me to use a car charger in the house.

    I have a Belkin plug that plugs into this or a car with a USB on the back thats used for charging a USB device and puts out exactly the same power as a PC/Mac USB port. I use this so I dont have to go pay $30+ for the pretty apple/3rd party version of the same thing.

    so what I do then is just plug the white charge/sync cable that apple gives you into the bottom of the iPod and then the USB plug into the power supply and it charges/powers it in my car, at my desk at work, etc while I listen to it... but the Nano just doesn't seem to wanna work
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    No, its more like this, only I paid about $5-10 bucks for it...

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powerduo/
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    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    No.... this is what they mean by 3rd gen... which is older

    http://www.heylonghorn.com/img/3808_...Pjpt8QmdcL.jpg


    mines the newest (2nd gen) Nano
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