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Usb signal error on kdc x-991

I own a kenwood kdc-x991 and a I-pod 2nd gen. I paird the two togather, everything worked for about ten min then I-pod shut down and kdc-x991 is showing a USB error signal. What can I do to fix this problem?

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I had the same problem. Unfortunately with the IPOD Unless you can give it extra USB power, it is unfortunately not enuff from the Kenwood's deck. I had ran a 100gb HDD in an enclosure...I thought great its working...worked fine for.....20-25 mins....
And started getting the USB Read Error...or something to that extent...I forget now. So I tried about 2 or 3 different enclosure that did not need extra power (or should not need extra power to run the drive, and no luck. So anyway I went to fry's and picked up a USB to Cigarette adapter and now all is well...The adapter cost me $10...
I have 3 external drives that now work. The only other thing that you might look at for the IPOD, is getting a cable that has 3 heads....

One going to the USB Port on the Kenwood, and then there's two more heads that split off the other tip one for the ipod and then it y's off to another usb, plug that into the USB power adapter from fry's and that might give you the extra power you need...( I can't guarantee this as I dont own an IPOD and probably never will unless someone gives me one for free.)


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