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|2nd Gen iPod Shuffle Doesn't fully Charge?|
|(Updated with reader notes on his 2nd gen Shuffle - see below)
2G iPod shuffle does not fully charge
Connecting iPod shuffle to the Dock connector, it does not fully charge.
(Babelfish english translation of Japanese page)
(If you see a translation error message, try again. I checked the link this morning (OK) but later it reported a translation error. Tried again and it was ok.)
A reader replied to this post:
Just to let you know that when charging my shuffle on the dock the
yellow led is blinking until the full charge I suppose (as indicated in the documentation).
Then according to the mini manual the led is supposed to turn green when the charge is completed but instead the led remains yellow and just stops bllnking !
But when turning on the shuffle the led briefly flash green as
advertised... So now if I want to know if the Ipod is fully charged I suppose I
have to let it run until it goes short ? Hope it can help.
(He later wrote)
Finally I was wrong:
the Shuffle is bundled with a small manual and 3 'quick cards' here in
France : one in French and the two others in Italian and Spanish (no
(he sent an image scan of the French Quick Card, not posted here)
What does it means (translate from French)
if the orange (not yellow) light is on , don't disconnect the IPod
Shuffle from the computer.
On the quick card, you can read:
Charging the battery
The light indicates if the battery is charging or is charged
So there is no problem for me: my Shuffle was not fully charged after
5 hours (I will try longer) and I misunderstood the signification of the fixed orange light. (appears red on the quick card).
Here is the online info (in English) from Apple:
iPod shuffle (Second Generation): Understanding status light behavior
Otherwise the Shuffle is incredible, it works as advertised and is
beautiful! The earbuds are not good at all, I use a basic Koss in-ear instead
and the sound is very good.
PS: The manual is unreadable: Apple has used what I would call a
subliminal fluorescent green color for the font!!! maybe they don't want us to scan it :-)
Here's a copy of a reader's post on the subject from Friday's news:
Hi Mike, Apple has a support document about this problem:
iPod shuffle (Second Generation): LED behavior after charging
I tested two new iPod shuffle(s) myself - at least their LED turned
green just fine :)
Friday's news had a note from another reader on an Apple doc titled iPod shuffle (Second Generation): LED behavior after charging. He said two 2nd Gen iPod shuffles completely charged OK (i.e. green LED).
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|Mac Drive Compatibility Database Updated|
|The Drive Compatibility Database had 2 new reports added this morning. Current total - 15,938 reports. (searching by drive type/brand, mac model etc. listed below will show the full reports, most recent first) iApps burn support mentioned in reports unless otherwise noted.
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