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Q: I have a second-generation iPod shuffle. My dock broke, so I bought a third-generation shuffle charger as it was cheaper than the dock. I figured the third-generation charger would be the same as the dock, minus the actual docking thing, but its
not connecting. Is the charger not compatible?

- Tony

A: Since both generations of iPod shuffle use a headphone-port based adapter, it is a reasonable assumption that the accessories should be compatible. Sadly, however, they are not comaptible for either charging or syncing. With the headphone-based controls on the new 3G shuffle, it seems that Apple made some changes to the charging and syncing conections in the headphone port, rendering the accessories between the two generations incompatible.

 

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after updating my iphone to 3.0 i have lost all songs that i puchased on itunes. they are still in itunes under purchased but they have vanished from my phone. any help?

Posted by jasty on July 28, 2009 at 9:39 PM (CDT)

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My computer got a virus and I lost all the songs on my ipod account. All the songs are still on my ipod. If I purchase more songs from the apple store and sync my ipod will I loose all the songs I have on their already?
Thanks
Dan

Posted by Dan Lydon on July 29, 2009 at 5:05 AM (CDT)

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