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Old 11-02-2007, 02:18 PM
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Default Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

Up until recently, my cable works fine

today when I plug it in to charge, my computer goes off. Its not actually off -the power is on, but my monitors are off. The Ipod isnt charging either.
When I turn my computer off, if i plug the ipod inte the USB port it goes on in the same manner, not that i can actually use it but it sounds like its doing something

theres nothing wrong with the specfic port as it happens in any of them and all other devices are working fine

when I plug it into my laptop it wont charge but it has no other effect

I googled it and cant find anything

WTF, help!?
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

um, get a new cable.

it's possible the cable is damaged and shorting the USB port, which turns off the computer.

It sounds strange enough that I would definitely replace it to risk causing damage to the computer
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

but when I plug the cable in by itself, nothing happens

its only when i plug cable in and have the ipod attached that it turns itself off/to sleep, which suggests its more of an ipod problem than cable
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

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but when I plug the cable in by itself, nothing happens

its only when i plug cable in and have the ipod attached that it turns itself off/to sleep, which suggests its more of an ipod problem than cable

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have you tried the ipod on another computer with success (charging success, not shut off success).

Basically, cables are cheaper to replace than computers & ipods. So try changing that.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

when I plug it into my laptop, nothing happens - it doesnt recognise the Ipod but nor does it turn off
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

How do you store your cables? It sounds like a cable issue, like you've been wrapping them around something too tight or kinking them too much. If you know someone with an iPod you might try hooking it up to there machine and seeing what happens with a different cable.
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:54 AM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

Just basic troubleshooting questions: try a different cable, a different ipod, a different port, or a different computer.

If the same ipod and cable didn't work (even if it didn't die) on another machine, it sure sounds like either the ipod or the cable is having a physical problem. It seems more likely that it's a short in the cable.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:08 PM
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New cable worked, had to restore it and all sorts of [censored] to get it back working. thanks guys
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

Apparently if you unplug an iPod using Windows Vista (that safely remove hardware thing) it corrupts the iPod causing it to crash your computer. Recently I had to replace my 4G ipod because every time I connected it, it froze my computer almost immediately. GJ apple.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933824

I tried the stuff on that page but my iPod is still screwed.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:56 PM
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Default Re: Ipod USB cable turns my computer off? WTF

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Apparently if you unplug an iPod using Windows Vista (that safely remove hardware thing) it corrupts the iPod causing it to crash your computer. Recently I had to replace my 4G ipod because every time I connected it, it froze my computer almost immediately. GJ apple.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933824

I tried the stuff on that page but my iPod is still screwed.

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Uhh, how is this Apple's fault?
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