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Old 11-14-2012, 01:33 AM
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iPod will not play on stereo system

I tried to play my iPod Classic 5th Generation on a new Panasonic Compact Stereo system. It reads 'checking connection' and doesn't play, yet will play my iPhone and other iPods. Surely it should be compatible?
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I take it this is through some type of physical connection that uses the 30 pin dock connector? The first thing I would do is go online to Panasonic's website, find your stereo system, and read through the documentation to make sure it will actually work with your 5G iPod. The system may only support iPods with hard drives labeled as being iPod classic (80GB, 160GB, 120GB, and then 160GB 2009, those were released starting in 2007.



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Which compact stereo system is it?
I looked at the SC-HC35/55 (http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPER...SCHC55-MUL.PDF)
and it says iPod Classic 80GB, but doesn't say what gen that is.
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If it says iPod classic 80GB, that likely means the iPod classic that was released in 2007 alongside the 160GB iPod classic. Apple didn't start using the name "classic" in their iPods until 2007 with the introduction of the iPod touch. Until then, the iPod with the hard drive was always known as just "iPod." It wasn't "iPod classic" or anything like that. Most people, websites, and even Apple employees would normally use a generation number to go along with each full iPod (prior to 2007). The OP has a 5G iPod (not a 5G iPod classic) so the stereo system would need to specifically list that as being compatible.



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It is only 30GB (was quite big at the time!) and was earlier than 2007. The stereo is Panasonic SC-HC27 and is obviously not compatible with it. Easiest thing is to sell the ipod I think ;-)
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Thanks for your help everyone though :-)
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You won't get much for that iPod, maybe $50-$75. Might as well keep it if you are going to buy a new one since the selling price of your 5G iPod wouldn't pay for much.



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Please check the copper contacts on the docking connector. I had this very ame issue recently and both pin 1 and 2 has lifted and folded back, thereby not making contact. The iPod charged, appeared to play, responded to the remote control ... but no sound was heard. Pin 1 and 2 are grounds for the L and R channels. Hope this helps.

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