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ATI All in Wonder 8500DV Firewire and iPod

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I have an ATI AIW 8500 DV graphics board on my Dell Dimension 8100.  I'm running WinXP Pro.  I recently bought a 40 GB iPod which I can successfully connect to my PC via the AIW Firewire (which IS 6 pin).  Although I can transfer music, etc., the iPod does not charge with this configuration.  Does anyone have an idea as to why this is the case?  The USB ports on my Dell are only 1.1 so they won't work with the iPod.  I guess I could buy a USB 2.0 card but, I was hoping to be able to use what I have.
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Kupdegrove,

I suspect that the ATI's firewire is the powerless one (non-powered).

Take a peek at inside the firewire port behind the board, are there 4 gold strips, or 6 gold strips.  If there's only 4 gold strips, then it definitely powerless.  If there are 6 gold strips, then it might have power or might not.  Call ATI tech support to find out.

Good luck.
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