USB or Win 7 issue?

By Photo601
Dec 13, 2010
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  1. I have an Ipod Touch. I am able to charge it on my computer running XP Pro. I have a laptop running Windows 7. Both computers have I tunes installed. The Windows 7 laptop will recognize the Ipod, but won't charge it. The USB ports all work correctly. Any ideas??

    Photo601
    If this is posted in the wrong forum, my apologies in advance.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Is laptop plugged in? Not in sleep or hibernation? See here
  3. Photo601

    Photo601 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

    Plugged in to A/C and running as normal. I tunes won't recognize the I pod on the laptop. I see the I Pod in the computer section, but it won't do anything else.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

  5. Photo601

    Photo601 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

    As an update, I was looking around in the device setup section. (I am still learning Win 7)
    I clicked on the I pod and selected driver update. It first said it couldn't update, but then it did update.
    Bottom line, it now sees the ipod and is charging on the laptop...though I am at a loss why. I prefer to know why so as to trouble shoot down the road. It works, I'm happy..

    Photo601
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Good job. :grinthumb And thanks for posting your solution
  7. Photo601

    Photo601 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 80

    No problem. I just don't understand why it wouldn't charge w/o the updated driver. I was speculating it may have had something to do with the I-pod being apple on a Windows system??

    Either way, it works.

    Salud!

    :p


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