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Q: Is there a such thing as a dock-to-dock extension cable? I’d like to have something that will allow me to keep my iPod in its protective case but still plug into cradle-like devices like the JBL On Stage II or the Bose Sound Dock. I understand that the device wouldn’t look as good, and the iPod might have to rest on side of the device, but that would be better then having to remove it from the case every time I want to use such devices. Any ideas?

- Jeff

A: We’re as surprised as you are, but unfortunately not: no company, to our knowledge, manufactures a female-to-female dock connector. We’re not in a position to say whether it’s due to a lack of company interest or to Apple’s control over the female connector specifications, but it’s unfortunate in either case.

Jerrod H. is an iLounge Contributing Editor, with frequent contributions to our iPod 101 and 201 tutorials, plus occasional hardware and software product reviews.

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When I hook up my iPod’s usb to the computer, I get a “corrupt file” caption balloon stating, “The file or directory \iPod_Control\Device\SysInfo is corrupt and unreadable.  Please run the Chkdsk utility”.  How do I run this utility or check the iPod?

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My computer and Itunes will not recognize that my ipod is hooked up so I can not update it, I just bought a new cable and now I can only charge my ipod but it still does not recognize the ipod being hooked up

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I want to be able to charge my ipod video 30Gb in my room from an electrical socket, what accessories do i need to accomplish this as so far i’ve found i need a dock, a cable running from the dock to the socket and a socket adaptor (UK) is this right, cant apple make a simpler dock.

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