I bought a SoundDock and it won't charge my 8 GB iPod Nano, although it does play it. Bose they are aware of the problem and the say it's because Apple changed the charging pin on the newer iPod versions. Does anyone know how I can fix it?
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Re: SoundDock won't charge newer iPod versions
Unfortunately there is no real fix for this. Apple changed the charging from USB to Firewire, so the old charging methods don't work anymore. I purchased an adapter somewhere on the internet that worked with some devices and not with others, but I can't remember where I got it from.
You will either have to wait for apple to change it, or bose to find a work around, or get a new unit.
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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.
um ur sounddock might require that u place the white docking piece that came with ur ipod to be place b4 the ipod is docked
if not u may ruin the dock and the ipod usb port
this is done because different generation ipods(nana and touch and ...) have different shapes so the entrance for docks may require to be eleveated or reduce in gradient
basically if the dock isnt made for the specific ipod or u dont know
just put the white piece in
This is true. The new iPod nano is not compatible with the original SoundDock. This only means that it won't charge the iPod's power. Audio should be okay. This is an Apple issue. They changed the way almost all of their iPods charge (except the iPod classic).
Bose can upgrade the SoundDock for their normal repair fee of $99. This would also you a new 1 year warranty.
The new SoundDock II charges your new iPod touch and is fully compatible all iPods and the iPhone 3G. Also the SoundDock Portable will do this.
Better news-> Call Bose. They can upgrade the 30-pin connector to charge via USB-only and function with the remote as well. $99. This will make your iPod touch 100% compatible and somewhat future-proof your SoundDock.
If the SoundDock was purchased within 90 days (at full retail price), they will do the upgrade for a smaller fee or even free I think.. (new 1 year warranty given with repair/mod)
btw- This is an Apple issue, not a Bose issue. All 3rd party iPod connection devices had to make this change at some point.
You're not doing anything wrong. Newer iPods and the iPhone require accessories that were specifically designed for them. For example, the iPod interface in my car will not charge my iPhone, however, I can still play music through it.
The only solution is to: 1: Buy a SoundDock II or 2: Charge your ipod seperately.