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Old 04-08-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
lil_slice
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Ipod drains instead of charging.


I recently started using my Ipod on Linux (and linux on my ipod =) and am surprised to find that when my ipod is plugged into my box, that it doesn't charge. In fact I suspect its draining the battery instead. I'm wondering if I set something up wrong or if my firewire card is screwed. I don't have any other firewire devices to test it with.

Recently I blew a power supply. It happend when I was plugging in a stereo plug. I was just kind of feeling around for the soundcard and I think I may have hit the firewire card, shorting the precious power it carries. My comp went down immediatly. However, (after buying a new power supply) I can mount my Ipod in disk mode fine, so I'm not sure I toasted the card at all.

Any ideas?

Thanks guys.

-ben
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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Try a new FW card (you could measure the voltage coming off of the card first if you like), you probably blew the +5 volt trace coming from the PS.


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Old 04-11-2004, 11:21 PM   #3
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Thats what I figured. What I didn't think of, was simply to grab my multi-meter and check it out. At first it struck me as odd that the card could get data through just fine but not power, but in retrospect thats perfectly plausable.

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Old 04-15-2004, 02:10 AM   #4
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Yeah, I bought a cheapie CompUSA USB 2.0 card and it blew the trace out on the IRQ line (with the Windows driver no less). Can't use that slot for much these days...


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