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this is an easy ipod charger for the kind of people who don't want to spend alot of money. The only thing you need is a PS2, USB ipod cord, and your ipod.
 
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Step 1: The put together

The first thing that you want to do is to put the ipod, and USB cable and put them together. Then after that plug the USB cable into the USB port on the PS2.

Step 2: Turn on

Turn on the PS2 and wait for the ipod to respont the the power. You should see the charging symbol and the play list or whatever screen it was on before you turned it off last.

Step 3: THE END

In the end you will find that this is the best was to charge your ipod next to the computer. I aslo found out that you can charge your ipod on the x-box 360 too. just remember to turn off your ipod while charging and keep the PS2 on or there will be no charge.
if you have an iPod, chances are you also have a computer. so why not just plug the Pod into the comp instead of a ps2?
some people that use this site have friends that don't have computers(dinosaurs)so they do this its what i do at my dads because he is a dinosaur
dchall86 years ago
Back in Feb there was some question as to the value of an Instructable that teaches you how to use the charger wire that comes with the iPod. I would have emphasized it differently. The point I would have made is that if you are going to charge your iPod on a computer that is already associated with a different iPod (say, your friend's computer), you should know that the iTunes on the friend's computer will erase all the music on YOUR iPod and replace it with the music from the iTunes on the friend's computer. ITunes assumes that every iPod that gets plugged into it wants to have that iTunes' library. Thus the point of an Instructable like this would be to show you how to recharge your iPod without using a computer that might already have iTunes.
Gage987 dchall85 years ago
actually that doesn't do that if you manually manage music like my mom,my sister'and i all have ipods and we don't have any music on our computer at all because we manually manage
Gage9875 years ago
the great part about having an xbox360(sorta RRoD)is charging it and you can play it on the tv while you play games like i have a special playlist for CoD modern warfare
AzureEyes5 years ago
I tried it too, didn't work either, but i think I'll try again though, I don't think I followed the instructions correctly. For the record I have a Slimline PS2
rkr6 years ago
the only problem is... this doesn't work at all, at least it didn't on the new slimline ps2.
eljamo rkr6 years ago
i do it all the time on my slimline ps2, the problem is that you have to have the ps2 on to power the usb ports
This is the best thing EVER! I reccomend this idea because i dont want to go on my computer every time i want to charge my ipod. Easy to under stand instructable, THank You.
yeah, this can be done with any system that has a usb port i think. i know it works for xbox 360, but i'm not sure about wii.
it works with a wii :)
yeah, i figured that it would.
to tell u the truth thats kinda ovious sry
I3uckwheat6 years ago
and i couldn't turn it on unless i took the battery out then put it back in
I3uckwheat6 years ago
i tried with my sansa and good thing it didn't effect the warranty because the blue ring was stuck on
danc116 years ago
Or... you could do this with the wii which does n need to be on, just in standby mode. Works the best :)
rerat7 years ago
Yeah..this is pointless. Using thr IPOD cable to charge..the IPOD isn't anything..at all. ALL usb ports work the exact same way..I mean anyone with a decently new computer has plenty of USB ports, plus you can't eject the ipod from thr PS2 port.
rerat says: "you can't eject the ipod from thr PS2 port" The Ipod (or any other device) doesn't "connect" with the PS2, it only uses the power supply from the usb thus no need to eject.
ya know if ya dont buy it from apple a wall charger that connects to the ipods usb cord is like less than $10.00. i hated charging mine through our computers because i hate itunes and use rockbox on m ipod which can change the background themes(mines mario bro's now) and it has a game imulator so i can play doom,sudoku,i've got about a hundred games on mine i can play, so if you have a video ipod like me rockbox.com is awesome. but ipods kinda suck me and guy tried returning after christmas for a wii, no luck . gifts from apple that are engraved who knew, it was actually the barcode wouldnt scan but man we tried. archos is way better than ipod my guy has one and it has a camera on it,video,plenty storage and we use it on soundboards for back up audio when recording bands and filming..--Tal
rockbox.com doesn't work. just thought u shoulld know
yes it does...and its great. you can do alot of things you can't with the original os of ipods and mp3 players. i have about 50 games and apps on mine
no it doesn't go to rockbox.com com the website isn't there.
Rmg12 pdlbooboo7 years ago
just search
cuz its rockbox.org numb shell she put that by accident im guessing
Wow, you didn't get off topic or anything. Although I do like rockbox, I think you should have stopped after your first sentance.
so if you can charge it just using that cord is it possible to play your ipod through the tv just using the basic cord?
Thanks for the help, my friend doesn't have a computer but he has a PS2..so when I go over there I have something to charge my ipod on.
Swert7 years ago
I would like to point out you can do the same thing here with a wii.
it says "if you don't want to spend a lot of money" PS2 on list.....?
Brennn107 years ago
Do you know the amount of voltage coming from the PS2?
Ian01 Brennn107 years ago
USB is always 5V
ya 5 volts dood (multimeter)
Thanks just makin sure, cuz thats how much comes outa a computer. So thanks.
yeaaaaah. Well anyway i also charge my iPod by my Digital Cable box (in the back middle theres 1 usb port) heh cool
aquax7 years ago
It also works with a TiVo Series 2 or 3, with the USB ports on the back. If your cell phone has a USB cable, you may also be able to charge it via a PS2 or TiVo.
Fenwick7 years ago
this is actually a good thing to point out, that you can use any device to charge an iPod through the usb cable. Does this work if the PS2 is in standby (red light on)?
SirGrok7 years ago
The policy here is to be nice and leave constructive comments. Hum... I better leave this one alone. (Just kidding, kind of) Using a USB cable to charge something through a USB port isn't the sort of thing that needs instructions. If you look around this site, there will be pleanty of tutorials that will show you how to construct you own ipod charger out of batteries and basic soldering of circuits. That is the sort of thing that is typically candidate for posting to Instructables.
LasVegas7 years ago
What a concept! Use a iPod USB Cable to charge an iPod! I'm gonna have to make a note of that one!

All USB ports supply 5v at 500mA. This is standard. You can even charge your iPod with the USB ports on your DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or Printer (The front Camera port).
acaz937 years ago
Also you can use the ipod as a external hard drive and save and/or load data P.s. : You Can Put this in your collaboration