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.
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
you may have inadvertently killed the power module of the laptop. that has happened to me a couple of times, so far, and repair has always been in the hundreds of dollars. I hope that is not the problem in your case. Have you tried using a universal power supply to make sure that your power supply is not the issue? Anyways, the best of luck to you.
you may have inadvertently killed the power module of the laptop. that
has happened to me a couple of times, so far, and repair has always
been in the hundreds of dollars. I hope that is not the problem in your
case. Have you tried using a universal power supply to make sure that
your power supply is not the issue? Anyways, the best of luck to you.
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.