I plugged my iPod into the docking device this morning, and my laptop powered down immediately. I can't get it to boot up. What happened? I realize my bigger problem is the laptop, but I have seen others with similiar problems, but haven't seen any solution, or reason why this has happened.
There was nothing unusual happening today. No power bumps, the iPod was turned off, the laptop was plugged in.
I am perplexed.
Thank you for listening to my whining.
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Re: iPod shuffle killed my laptop! grrr.....
Here's the laptop explanation - most laptops do not have USB 2.0 ports. When you plugged iPod in, the laptop tried to compensate for this fact by devoting the rest of its system resources to the iPod, causing a shutdown. Make sure you have a USB 2.0 port or card. Also, update the firmware - that can sometimes fix the issue.
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To charge the battery using your computer:
Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer using the included
iPod shuffle Dock. The computer must be turned on and not in sleep mode (some
models of Macintosh can charge iPod shuffle while in sleep mode).
When the battery is charging, the status light on iPod shuffle is orange. When the
battery is fully charged, the status light turns green.
If you don't see the status light, iPod shuffle might not be connected to a high-power
USB port. Try another USB port on your computer.
To charge the battery using an iPod USB Power Adapter If you do not have then you have to buy the same from Apple Store)
1 Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (they might already be connected).
2 Plug the USB connector of the iPod shuffle Dock into the power adapter.
3 Plug the power adapter into a working electrical outlet.
4 Put iPod shuffle in the dock.
You can disconnect and use iPod shuffle before it is fully charged.
Lets you watch and listen to your iPod player through your home entertainment system, while simultaneously powering and charging it through the docking station
Includes a remote control that uses wireless radio frequency (RF) technology and works from up to 120 feet away, regardless of barriers such as walls, ceilings or windows
Basic functions include: play/pause, next/previous track, volume up/down, song shuffle, and repeat
Cradle that comes with this unit connects to your home entertainment system via an included A/V cable
he Belkin F8Z065 TuneCommand A/V Dock with Remote for iPods lets you watch and listen to your iPod player through your home entertainment system, while simultaneously powering and charging it through the docking station. The included wireless remote control allows you to roam freely as you play your tunes from virtually anywhere in your home.The remote control that comes with the F8Z065 A/V system uses wireless radio frequency (RF) technology and works from up to 120 feet away, regardless of barriers such as walls, ceilings or windows, making it perfect for distributed audio systems. The TuneCommand A/V's eight basic functions include: play/pause, next/previous track, volume up/down, song shuffle, and repeat. Used with your iPod video or photo, TuneCommand A/V even lets you watch your downloaded videos, or view your photos on your home television. The cradle that comes with this unit connects to your home entertainment system via an included A/V cable, and it docks, displays, powers, and charges your iPod all at once. Compatible with any iPod with a dock connector--including the iPod nano 1G, iPod nano 2G, iPod mini, iPod 3G, iPod 4G (Click Wheel), iPod color, and iPod 5G/5.5G Video--via the included interchangeable trays, the F8Z065 comes in a white that perfectly complements your iPod, and it's backed by a manufacturer's 3-year warranty. What's in the Box Belkin F8Z065 TuneCommand station and remote, interchangeable iPod adapter trays, surface mounting hardware, user's guide and warranty information.
Product DescriptionTuneCommand lets you roam and play your tunes from virtually anywhere in your home, delivering the flexibility and convenience that iPod users desire. Using wireless radio frequency technology, the TuneCommand Remote works from up to 150 feet away, regardless of barriers such as walls, ceilings, or windows that limit traditional remotes. Connect your iPod to headphones, your home entertainment system, laptop, or computer-even if you stash it away in the glove box, control of your iPod remains at your fingertips.TuneCommand includes a multi-clip, surface-mount hook and lanyard, providing a variety of options for securing your Remote on the road, in the car, or at home. It features eight basic functions: play/pause, next track, previous track, volume up and down, shuffle songs, and repeat. When used with the iPod photo, TuneCommand lets you scroll through your slide shows or presentations-wirelessly.
Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with iPod shuffle. Try
these steps one at a time until the problem is resolved. If one of the following doesn’t
help, read on for solutions to specific problems. Reset iPod shuffle by turning it off, waiting five seconds, and then turning it back on
again. Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod shuffle in iTunes. Restart your computer, and make sure you have the latest software updates
installed. Reinstall iTunes software from the latest version on the web.
If the status light blinks orange when you press a button, the iPod shuffle buttons are
disabled. Press and hold Play/Pause (’) for about three seconds, until the status light
Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer. Your iPod shuffle
battery may need to be recharged.
Turn iPod shuffle off, wait five seconds, and then turn it on again.
You may need to restore iPod shuffle software
this is obviously a power or connectivity issue,
check that the device ( your ipod ) is correctly seated into the logitech speaker system, and check the power cables are connected according to the manual which came with the logitech speaker system.
question u may ask yourself? - does the ipod work as it should on its own? (without non-apple devices/components attached to it) - if it doesnt - take to an apple store or call or seek apple support.
it sounds like your ipod is low on power from source.
i hope this directs you in the right direction, party on!
I bought an Ipod shuffle 2nd generation yesterday, it charged all night and orange light was still blinking. Tried listening to songs and sometimes it would play but most times wouldn't. Took it back for exchange and same problem. Then I realized the problem is not with the USB plug or computer reoconizing ipod but in the docking itself. I applied pressure on the top side of docked Ipod and bottom of docking station and the computer recognized the Ipod. Release pressure and lose connection. The problem is that the docking station and earbuds do not connect with ipod and the fixes provided by apple doesn't address or fix this problem.
I had the same problem where my shuffle just turned off as if it ran out of battery power, and when i tried to plug it in the computer it wouldnt recognise it or i would get an unknow device error. I tried many of the 5r as much as i could but didnt work. Then finally yesterday i tried something new. I pluged the ipod into the computer and left it pluged in to the usb port and i noticed that every time i would lift the ipod from the dock (not all the way) that the light would blink green one time. So what i did was i positioned the ipod back on the dock then lifted it until the green light blinked and i turned it on, and it works now, the battery is charged. However i havent tried to plug it back in the computer to see what happens but i can listen to my music now.