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Charge FireWire iPods on sleeping Macs
Authored by: edmechem on Apr 16, '07 01:49:45PM

Sort of a related question: In iTunes, in the iPod prefs, I have "Enable disk use" and "Manually manage music and videos" both *unchecked*. However, even when iTunes isn't running, the iPod (5th gen, latest firmware) insists on *mounting on the desktop* when I plug it in (via USB) to the MacBook Pro.

Anyone know why this would be? It would be nice if the iPod actually respected the settings, and didn't act like it was allowing disk use. I just want it to charge - I don't want it to mount, or for any other reason, display the "Do not disconnect" screen... I'd like it to keep its current "pause" state, in the current random shuffle --- I want it to not mount, but just start charging.

I know I've seen this behavior sometime, so I know it's possible to do -- i.e. it starts charging, and the "Charging" screen comes on - and when I unplug, it's right back where it was (i.e., in pause mode, exactly where I left it). But for some reason, it's not behaving this way currently... Anyone have any insight on this, please share. Thanks.



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