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USB not connecting/not syncing

I have a MacBook Pro. When I connect my iPod Shuffle or my GPS watch, they will charge but will not "show up" as a device in iTunes or my GPS watch program. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 2, 2015 - 3 answers

Decent iPad/iPod cables?

Decent iPad/iPod cables? iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Firewire to USB

While reading the iPod anniversary post, I remembered that I had a 2nd-gen iPod tucked away. It only has a Firewire port. My Macbook is long retired. If I buy a Firewire to USB adapter, will I be able to use the iPod as a hard disk? (And get the music files off it?) Will it charge the iPod? What is the best adapter (or brand) to buy? [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

USB charger + iPod = static

Cheap wall USB charger seems to interfere with iPod headphones, do I just need a better charger? [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Jan 25, 2011 - 4 answers

How to get rid of Interference on Car USB Adapter

How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Please recommend a car stereo with a USB input jack.

I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Plugging in my iPod crashes my USB ports. Halp!

Maybe 3 out of every 5 times I plug my iPod in, it causes Windows to wig out my USB ports until I restart. Can we make it stop doing this? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Apr 12, 2010 - 7 answers

is there a "smart" way to get my computer to shut down after my ipod is charged?

is there software or a trick to shut down my computer after an ipod finishes charging? [more inside]
posted by pennstatephil on Dec 6, 2009 - 10 answers

I Ch-Ch-Charge you

Where would you go to get a cheap iPhone/iPod wall charger and/or USB cable? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Why does my iPod hate my computer (or vice versa)?

My iPod has recently stopped communicating (almost) entirely with my computer. I'm really at a loss to explain it. [more inside]
posted by Bromius on Jul 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Experiences with recent iPods as auxilliary hard disks?

How efficiently do the current generation of USB only iPods run off of PC USB ports? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Nov 2, 2007 - 9 answers

iPod usb device not recognized

Connected our two iPods, both devices got this error message, on windows xp. [more inside]
posted by lola on Oct 19, 2007 - 3 answers

A watched ipod never syncs

Any ideas why transferring files to my ipod (over usb 2.0) starts out fast then gradually slows to a crawl? [more inside]
posted by pardonyou? on Oct 9, 2007 - 10 answers

What's the deal with my PC's USB ports?

My new HP printer/scanner/copier doesn't want to play nice with ... well, everything. [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter on Jul 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Does the iPod Nano (2nd generation) work as a mass usb storage device ON MAC?

Does the iPod Nano (2nd generation) work as a mass usb storage device ON MAC? The answers I found suggest it does this only on Windows. Oddly Apple's own specs say nothing about it. But many reviews mention it.
posted by sparrows on Jul 18, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I bring my Ipod back to life?

Yet ANOTHER Ipod question: This morning it was working great, now it is dead as a doornail. Please help me bring my Ipod back to life! It is too young to die. [more inside]
posted by slc228 on Apr 5, 2007 - 17 answers

Please hope my USB devices!

My 5-year-old Dell stopped recognizing my USB devices. What's going on? How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Nov 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Is there a way to back up the songs on my iPod to a USB flash drive?

Is there a way to back up the songs on my iPod to a USB flash drive?
posted by zembla3 on Oct 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Help my iPod know (in the Biblical sense) some other equipment

I'm having trouble connecting my iPod to my PC and to an external speaker system. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Self-powered USB Hubs?

Hello MetaFilter. This is my first question, so I thought I'd start with something easy. I'm looking for a a USB hub that runs off it's own adapter. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by AndrewH on Jun 16, 2006 - 6 answers

PowerBook slow to recognize my iPod

Why does my PowerBook G4 take so long to recognize my 60g iPod? [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on May 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Connecting an iPod to a Linux box

Can a Mac-formatted iPod and a Linux box play nicely together? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Sep 9, 2005 - 10 answers


An iPod question that has me stumped. I have an old firewire only iPod (2nd generation). I would like to sync it to a Windows computer that has an absolute lack to slots for a PCI card, but has four open usb 2 slots. I cannot find any sort of converter. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? They seem so similar.
posted by rtimmel on Mar 18, 2005 - 5 answers

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