Thursday, September 18, 2008

iPod Touch G2 does not work with all chargers

I have a Non-Apple iPod Touch Charger and a Non-Apple iPod Touch Dock. I recently sold my iPod Touch Gen 1 to a friend to buy my new Touch, and I brought it home and plugged it into my PC to charge. It charged to about 80% and then I took it to my room and put it on my dock. A warning symbol came up (it looks like the topic's icon) and it said that "charging is not supported with this accessory". Then I plugged it into my wall charger and it displayed the same thing.
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I think apple has not allowed this new device to use anything but Apple accessories, so be warned - those of you who have older docks... they wont work on this new iPod Touch 2G.
This may be because they don't want to be sued for someone saying that the ipod doesn't get 36 hours of battery life, so they make sure that they MUST use verified chargers... or maybe the new iPod can detect if the wattage/output is not exactly right.
We'll see what happens with this....


Diarmaid said...

I had same problem last night. Have my charger from my first ipod few years ago. Plugged it into the wall socket last night and got the same message. Its an apple charger, so don't understand why its not working. Are ipod touch chargers different/available?

Laser said...

It depends on the age of your charger... older apple chargers used firewire, and apple no longer supports firewire connections for charging ipods. I dont know exactly how old is "old", but newer ones will definitely use USB

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