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1. Posted by crimpshrin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

im traveling to thailand and india this coming spring and I was wondering if anyone has ever charged their ipod at any internet cafes in asia. last time i went i remember friends of mine doing something or another with their gadgets and internet cafe computers but im not sure if it was just uploading pictures from their digital cameras. last time i didnt bring any music at all and im not sure if im going to be able to handle that this year.

thanks
kayti

2. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 10y

good question - I'm certainly bringing my ipod with me (although I'll charge it wherever I stay) but knowing about the cafe's would be smart.

3. Posted by urbancow (Full Member 47 posts) 10y

Whatever you do, dont buy a Solio (a solar powered charger). It is a real piece of crap. It took 3 hours of uninterrupted-direct sunlight to get about 25 mins of play. If this contraption is indicative of what we'll have to rely on after all the natural resources are gone--we are in some real trouble.

4. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

im not much of a tech savvy person, but i do have an ipod nano and it usually last less than a week be4 the batt runs out. anyways, so far i've never taken it for travellin abroad (scared of losing it) and i've only recharge the batteries using my home pc that has itunes.

once, i tried to recharge the batt at my office pc, that has no itunes, my ipod just 'hang' if u know what i mean. it doesn't recharge and the light was on the whole time, no battery charging icon shown and the worst of all, i can't switch it off. so it went on and on until the batt just gone flat. brought home and recharge like normal.

so i guess u need to check if the internet cafe pcs have itunes. unless i didn't read the manuals right. and dont forget to bring the ipod cables.

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

hey cayti,

You should look into getting a USB Power Adaptor. It's a pain relying on a computer to charge your iPod and will no doubt cause a lot of headaches on the road.

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6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting zanif

im not much of a tech savvy person, but i do have an ipod nano and it usually last less than a week be4 the batt runs out. anyways, so far i've never taken it for travellin abroad (scared of losing it) and i've only recharge the batteries using my home pc that has itunes.

once, i tried to recharge the batt at my office pc, that has no itunes, my ipod just 'hang' if u know what i mean. it doesn't recharge and the light was on the whole time, no battery charging icon shown and the worst of all, i can't switch it off. so it went on and on until the batt just gone flat. brought home and recharge like normal.

so i guess u need to check if the internet cafe pcs have itunes. unless i didn't read the manuals right. and dont forget to bring the ipod cables.

Zanif, your computer doesn't need to have iTunes loaded on it to recharge your iPod. You should have another go at recharging it.

I also have a Nano, and I must admit that I'm less than impressed with the battery life between recharges (got it recharing now as a matter of fact), and I also have the power adaptor so that I can recharge it via the wall socket/power point.

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Zanif,

I was thinking last night that perhaps you were trying to charge your iPod via a low power USB port, such as plugging your iPod into the USB port of a keyboard for example.

There is not enough power there to make the charge work. Try a USB port on the CPU.

James

8. Posted by rjcase (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

any ideas on recharging an mp3 player in a hostel? leaving the player and charger plugged into the wall is probably a really bad idea, but i'm hard pressed to think of an alternative

9. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Zanif,

Try a USB port on the CPU.

James

thanx for your concern. but it was the USB port on the CPU that i used that made my ipod hang. u know what, i think when i plugged it in, the ipod was searching for itunes in my office pc to update the mp3s. but since its non existent, it just hang.

i was thinking it wasn't the itunes that made it went nuts, but what other reasons to explain it?

10. Posted by alex23ti (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

There's an gizmo that lets you attach batteries to your ipod saw it on the apple site.
Not very specific I know but alittle info to help!