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Dock Connector Charging Problem

My 3rd gen Ipod will not recognize when it is connected to a power source. It will show up on the computer/itunes when I plug it in via the firewire cord, but it will not charge via the computer or via the wall adapter. I tried resetting it to the factory settings, but now it just has the "plug it into the wall" icon because it cannot complete the reset without being plugged into the wall (which it will not recognize).

If anyone has had this problem or knows of a fix, it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    nie reaguje na za??aczenie. gdy pod??aczedo wejscia usb ca??y czs pokazuje si?? klepsydra i nic sie nie dzieje


  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    i have the same thing man i want to fix it so badly.

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Charge says full but when unplugged empties again.

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Right, use the ipod dock instead. that's the prob with ipod 3rd gen units

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I had that problem one time and the only way to get rid of that icon was to plug it into my Bose sound dock. You could also try another brand of sound dock to see if it works. Good luck

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