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Message #1 - Posted 2004/01/28 - Mighty Gof

I have a 40gb iPod bought for christmas.

When I charge it by mains plug it charges fine but when it is charged in the dock it comes out with little/no power.

Anyone got any ideas why or how to combat/solve problem?

Cheers

Gof

Message #2 - Posted 2004/01/29 - Wayne Stuart

Mighty Gof wrote:

I have a 40gb iPod bought for christmas.

When I charge it by mains plug it charges fine but when it is charged in the dock it comes out with little/no power.

Anyone got any ideas why or how to combat/solve problem?

Cheers

Gof

It's a software bug with the battery indicator (henceforth know as the battery randomometer) that was introduced during the last iPod update (v2.1). It'll sort itself out as you use it.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/01/29 - DrewM

Mighty Gof wrote:

I have a 40gb iPod bought for christmas.

When I charge it by mains plug it charges fine but when it is charged in the dock it comes out with little/no power.

Ooh good question - I'm seeing that too.

20Gb iPod.

drew.

Message #4 - Posted 2004/01/29 - Simon Wolf

DrewM wrote:

Mighty Gof wrote:

I have a 40gb iPod bought for christmas.

When I charge it by mains plug it charges fine but when it is charged in the dock it comes out with little/no power.

Ooh good question - I'm seeing that too.

20Gb iPod.

drew.

Although, as has already been mentioned, the 2.1 battery meter is screwed up, I also read somewhere (probably iPodLounge) that the iPod does not charge over a firewire cable from a sleeping Mac and that it will only recharge if the Mac is awake. I've taken to charging from the mains adaptor and just plugging in to my iBook when I need to update my iPod.

Simon

Message #5 - Posted 2004/01/30 - Mighty Gof

That sounds like the problem - cheers all

Gof

On 29/1/04 1:15 am, in article 1g8au36.76nvc21f1g6tcN%nomis.reversemyname.flow@clara.co.uk, "Simon Wolf" <nomis.reversemyname.flow@clara.co.uk> stubbed his toe writing:

DrewM wrote:

Mighty Gof wrote:

I have a 40gb iPod bought for christmas.

When I charge it by mains plug it charges fine but when it is charged in the dock it comes out with little/no power.

Ooh good question - I'm seeing that too.

20Gb iPod.

drew.

Although, as has already been mentioned, the 2.1 battery meter is screwed up, I also read somewhere (probably iPodLounge) that the iPod does not charge over a firewire cable from a sleeping Mac and that it will only recharge if the Mac is awake. I've taken to charging from the mains adaptor and just plugging in to my iBook when I need to update my iPod.

Simon

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