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I just started using the ipod photo, and I installed the latest iTunes. It was formatted for Mac, so iTunes proceeded to restore it to work with a PC. It downloaded the latest software update and then it asked me to plug in the power cable for the ipod dock. It was plugged in, and an image of a power adapter going into an outlet appears on the ipod screen.

Now I'm not able to get beyond that screen. And the ipod isn't showing up in iTunes anymore. I tried switching USB ports, restarting iTunes, and restarting my computer and it won't go beyond that screen.

I also tried the hard reset method described on Apple's website (switch on hold then press menu and the center button together)- that takes me to the Apple logo, but then it's right back to the power adapter going into the outlet picture on the ipod.

Any ideas? Thanks guys.

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It is doing an update. You need an ipod wall wart (a cube thing that either has a female firewire or usb jack which you plug your ipod cable into). It somehow detects whether you are plugged into computer or wall. It will only complete the update if you plug it into the wall.

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Ah alright I only have an aftermarket ipod dock, would this make a difference?

The dock is a regular USB dock, but it has a socket for the power adapter.

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I dont think it would make a difference if it were an apple power adapter or an aftermarket one- as long as its a power only solution. I guess that would rule out any connection that could transfer songs while charging at the same time.

I had this problem before and tried to plug in to computer and disable itunes drivers so all the usb port did was supply power, but no go- i really had to have an actual apple power brick :(

The crap sells for 30 bucks nowadays. Probably a way of making people buy the adapter when the time for software update comes. The ipod photo I got back in the days came with the power brick, a dock, av cables, and both firewire and usb cables :o All that would cost like 150 bucks nowadays :mad: Try seeing if anyone you know has an ipod power brick.

so yea basically...

thisipodwallfw.jpg or these aftermarket types ezPower_Shuffle.jpgPC.GFF.9000BLOKP.CN.JPG etc

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I use some cheap third party one that works sometimes (have to try plugging the USB in a few times), but when it works it works. It was the best rated third party one on amazon and cost like $10. And the cable that comes with it does USB file transfers too.

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I had to go buy one after I restored my iPod photo last month ( first time in, gods, probably since I bought it ) and of course, no longer could place the original firewire mains brick.

I couldn't find a way around it. Cost me

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I dont think it would make a difference if it were an apple power adapter or an aftermarket one- as long as its a power only solution. I guess that would rule out any connection that could transfer songs while charging at the same time.

I had this problem before and tried to plug in to computer and disable itunes drivers so all the usb port did was supply power, but no go- i really had to have an actual apple power brick :(

The crap sells for 30 bucks nowadays. Probably a way of making people buy the adapter when the time for software update comes. The ipod photo I got back in the days came with the power brick, a dock, av cables, and both firewire and usb cables :o All that would cost like 150 bucks nowadays :mad: Try seeing if anyone you know has an ipod power brick.

so yea basically...

thisipodwallfw.jpg or these aftermarket types ezPower_Shuffle.jpgPC.GFF.9000BLOKP.CN.JPG etc

Right, but this dock does USB and power. But I have tried it with the USB cable unplugged as well...

it needs to be plugged into the wall. it works, i've used that dock a bunch of times to do just what you're doing.

Yeah it is plugged into the wall and I tried different sockets. It still shows the power brick picture on the ipod.

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I prefer the way I read the title.

Just take the ipod, put it on a fence, and keep shooting til you hit it.

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are you sure you have the power connector in the correct socket? when i first got it, i had plugged the power connector into the line out, accidentally, and was befuddled until i noticed...

Well um yes that would do it. Cheers Jacob :dan:

:palm: <- me

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I prefer the way I read the title.

Just take the ipod, put it on a fence, and keep shooting til you hit it.

Me too! The first time I read the title I thought "How hard can it be to shoot? It's not like it's moving or anything".

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Me too! The first time I read the title I thought "How hard can it be to shoot? It's not like it's moving or anything".

From some distance I think I would have a hard time hitting an ipod. They're pretty small :P

And thanks for the detailed responses guys.

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I could probably get one at 300 yards with an AR15, or at 500 yards with my deer rifle. With a pistol it'd probably be 25 yards max.

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