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Charge iPhone While Mac is Sleeping
Authored by: davidwb45133 on Oct 01, '07 10:36:44AM

Dan - I haven't tested this on Intel Macs but PPC based Macs do NOT supply power to the FireWire ports when the computer is asleep. This became an issue when Apple shipped generation 3 iPods. Gen 1 and 2 iPods used standard FW cables but with the switch to the proprietary port, when the computer went to sleep the iPod power drained - USB or FW port.



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Charge iPhone While Mac is Sleeping
Authored by: Mechcozmo on Oct 01, '07 05:13:13PM

My PowerBook G4 would charge my iPod while asleep. That was a PowerPC computer and a 3G iPod. The caveat, and a fairly obvious one, was that the computer had to be plugged in to provide the power; if you were running on battery power, no iPod charging while asleep. Otherwise, when plugged in, the iPod would charge just fine over FireWire.



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