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I have bought a ipod nano and i want it to work in my car stereo it charges but does not play it does play my sons ipod touch so the cable is ok

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I just bought the ipod nano 6th generation and it will not charge in the Bose docking system....my old one charges with no problem.....is there a fix for this? The nano plays fine it just wont charge


If it is a different model iPod then it is likely the Bose dock does not support the newer model. Quite often changes such as from iPhone 3 to iPhone 4, Bose had to release a new dock. The speakers and music will still always work, but the support will be limited for charging. Unfortunately you will not be able to fix this, other than upgrade the dock, or go back to your old ipod.

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I pod charges, plays, but no sound


Easy, I had this problem too. The reason it isn't playing is because its not in all the way. I was getting very frustrated with this, so I kept trying to push it onto the dock to get it all the way down.
Solution:
1. Play a song on your ipod/iphone so you can hear it through the device.
2. Connect your ipod/iphone to the docking station(Bose) so that you hear the chime(This lets you know its charging).
3. Pick up the docking station and firmly press the ipod/iphone down on the connector.
4. Keep pressing it and wiggling around until you hear the music begin to play through the docking station.
It may take a few tries, but you will get it.
Hope this helped!
~ Jake

Oct 05, 2009 | Bose SoundDock digital music system...

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Bose Docking Station incompatibility with IPOD Touch


You need to reset your ipod. You can go online to find out how to do this. I had to do it with mine and then it worked perfectly.

Aug 08, 2009 | Bose SoundDock digital music system...

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Bose ipod dock shows it is charging ipod and ipod shows to be playing but no sound. Any solutions?


Which ipod are you using? a great many docks are not compatible with the touch. When shopping for a dock to use with the touch there is a separate icon on the packaging that denotes ipod touch and iphone compatibility. If you no longer have the box or user's manual check with Bose' customer service.

If your ipod is not a touch I would check to be sure that the dock connector is clean and clear of debris.


I am also assuming that the ipod synchronizes normally with your computer (meaning that the ipod's socket is good) Try listening to the ipod via headphones while it is connected and charging to make sure that there is not an internal problem with the ipod.

I hope this helps.

Jul 17, 2009 | Bose SoundDock digital music system...

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Ipod classic 80 gb won't charge in bose docking station.


ipod classic will be charge by running itunes programs... now it you dont use itunes, you cannot charge it,...

Jun 19, 2009 | Bose SoundDock digital music system...

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Does the new bose dock station charge the new ipod touch (32g)?


i have the same problem with the old docks not charging my ipod touch and yes new bose docks and ihomes charge the 32g ipod touch

May 15, 2009 | Bose SoundDock digital music system...

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Wont play through my bose system anymore


the apple ipod are very delicate and it seems that docks are very harsh on the internal workings IE: motherboard of the ipod. it not just the touch, it's all ipods.
My suggestion is to check the headphone jack and if you get sound, don;t play your ipod on the dock at all. Your dock has probably done some damage to the audio circuit on the board.
If you get sound through the headphone jack save your ipods life and just use it through the jack.
I have replaced numerous motherboards on ipods played on docks. they just don;t handle the charging and playing very well whether it's heat or just the wrong voltage I am not sure.
But my first question to a customer is have you played it on a dock.
I would stay away from the dock

Apr 30, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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Bose Sounddock problem


I had the same issue, it just stopped working today for no reason. Since it's out of Warranty and Bose charges too much to fix it, I took the bottom off, cleaned all the contacts, applied some dialectric silicone compound to the contacts, put it back together... and it works great!

Sep 17, 2008 | Bose SoundDock digital music system...

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Old Dock New iPod (won't always charge)


http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/firewire-to-usb-converter
Just bought it, haven't tried it - seems to be a very cheap and easy solution!!!!

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