Question about JBL On Time Docking Station for Apple iPod (ONTIMEBLK)
My 1 yr old JBL On Time docking station will not charge my new ipod touch. Please advise what I can do?
This compatibility issue is caused by the same change with the Apple
Dock Connecter introduced with the iPhone 3G. Inside the iPod / iPhone
Dock Connecter are 30 metal pins. Previous iPods and iPhones allowed
for charging either over pins reserved for the USB connection or pins reserved for the obsolete Firewire connection.
While Apple apparently announced this upcoming change to manufactures of “Made for iPod” accessories back in 2005, Apple only formerly discontinued Firewire charging support with the most recent iPods. New iPods and iPhones can only charge via the USB pin.
As such, there is no way that a software update can fix this issue in the future; this is truly a modification in iPod hardware.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I bought this Charge Converter from CableJive. It allows me to charge my iPhone 3g on many accessories that would not normally charge the newer models and has successfully fixed the issue with my H+K Dock. I definitely recommend checking them out.
Posted on May 21, 2009
The new SoundDock II charges your new iPod touch and is fully compatible all iPods and the iPhone 3G. Also the SoundDock Portable will do this.
Better news-> Call Bose. They can upgrade the 30-pin connector to charge via USB-only and function with the remote as well. $99. This will make your iPod touch 100% compatible and somewhat future-proof your SoundDock. If the SoundDock was purchased within 90 days (at full retail price), they will do the upgrade for a smaller fee or even free I think.. (new 1 year warranty given with repair/mod) btw- This is an Apple issue, not a Bose issue. All 3rd party iPod connection devices had to make this change at some point.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Get one of these to sole your problem. ipod change their charging circuit I found one at Walmart in the ipod accessories section. Its called the Passport home dock adapter.
- this accessory supports charging for the iPhone 3G, iPod touch (Gen 2) and iPod nano (Gen4) with most iPod docking stations
- Snaps into any iPod universal dock and accepts universal dock adapters
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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