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Posted: 12/31/2006 8:01:21 AM EST
My Father in Law has this old IPOD.

He's doesn't know how to use it.

My new PC build has a Firewire port.

I don't have a firewire cable yet.

Is this IPOD compatable with a PC?

What else would I need to get it running for him?

Does this Firewire cable also charge the battery?

On the back it says:

iPod

20GB

Model No. A1019 EMC No. 1942 Rated 8-30Vdc 1.0A Max.












Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:03:01 AM EST
All you should need is the Fire Wire cable and make sure you have iTunes installed on your PC.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:03:29 AM EST
As long as you get a firewire cable and install iTunes it will work.... As far as charging, that I dont know about firewire.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:12:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2006 8:36:13 AM EST by Derek45]
My brother in law thought it was an older one that only worked with apple computers ?????


Link Posted: 12/31/2006 8:18:35 AM EST
Firewire will charge it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 3:48:52 PM EST
well I ran over to my computer geeks friends house.

It worked on a MAC, but not a PC.

He said it was formattted for a MAC.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 3:54:37 PM EST
Those original firewire ones are versatile. You could actually put a bootable OS on them. The newer USB versions are not up to it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 3:58:45 PM EST
I think the item below answers how to get this PC or Mac compatible. The terminology is "restore".

www.everymac.com/systems/apple/consumer_electronics/ipod_faq/ipod-mac-and-pc-usage-macos-9-windows-98.html
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 4:00:50 PM EST
Try using the PC program "ephPod"

It is a format independent way of updating an iPod over firewire. Pretty decent program too.
Link Posted: 12/31/2006 4:03:24 PM EST
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