iPod 3gen only charges from FireWire!!

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We were bitten big time by an annoying technical detail: it turns out that third generation iPods will connect to a computer using either a USB or a FireWire cable *BUT* they will only charge from the FireWire, not from the USB. We thought we had a big bag of dead 3G iPods, but now that we got a FW800-to-iPod cable for $5, the first “dead” 3G iPod we tried started right up! So we found this out the hard way, we’d been banging our heads against this pile of iPods using the USB cable… arg!

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