Easy Ipod Charger





Introduction: Easy Ipod Charger

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.

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.



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    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?

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    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

    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.

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    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

    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

    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

    the only problem is... this doesn't work at all, at least it didn't on the new slimline ps2.

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    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.

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    and i couldn't turn it on unless i took the battery out then put it back in

    i tried with my sansa and good thing it didn't effect the warranty because the blue ring was stuck on

    Or... you could do this with the wii which does n need to be on, just in standby mode. Works the best :)


    11 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.

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    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

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