Simply Computing is a Mac reseller in the Greater Vancouver area...
One of Simply's regular customers damaged the logic board of his PowerMac G5 simply by plugging in his new iPod shuffle into the front USB port. He was protected under AppleCare and so is only without his computer for a few days while our Service department replaces the part.
Apple is aware of the problem. Luckily it only occurs on first generation PowerMac G5s on the front USB port that have not had their software updated. Apparently it is a result of the front USB port of those PowerMacs not being set to limit the electrical amperage draw of a iPod shuffle. After the update the PowerMac limits itself before any damage occurs and behaves properly.
Please update your software BEFORE using the iPod shuffle for the first time.
I only submit this as a caution. Better safe than sorry after all.
...Please update your software BEFORE using the iPod shuffle for the first time....
Uh, what software? OS X? iPod software? Firmware?
I think I might use the USB port on the back of my Cinema Display for a while, and also check the Apple discussion boards for mention of this. Haven't had a problem with my G5 & Shuffle so far, though.
As for what software to update, The Doug? ANYTHING YA CAN
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