Do You Have an Apple FireWire?
Look to see if you are using a FireWire port. This is Apple’s IEEE 1394 high speed communications serial bus. If you do, then your problem maybe that you have to many devices connected to it. Your FireWire port can power up different devices that don’t have their own power sources, including your camera and external hard drive.
The problem is, however, if you have too many of these devices hooked up, your FireWire port may not recognize your iPod. But, there are some steps you can take to correct this problem. Remove all the other devices from your FireWire port. Then, try reconnecting the iPod. You do, however, need to use the FireWire cable that came with your iPod kit.
If that still doesn’t correct the problem, and you have a Windows PC, you need to figure out if your FireWire port can even charge your iPod. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Connect the iPod to your computer using the FireWire cable. You may need either a 4 or 6 pin FireWire adapter cable to do this.
2. Look at your iPod. Check to see if your battery indicator light. This light is located in the top right corner of your iPod.
3. If the light is on, then your iPod is charging. If it didn’t, then you need to plug your iPod into the Apple iPod Power Adapter instead of the FireWire port.