| Learn how you can play songs
from iPod while it is charging.
You can charge iPod using the Apple iPod Power
Adapter or you can charge iPod by connecting it
to your computer using the FireWire cable. Windows
computers and Macintosh computers (with Mac OS
X 10.3.4 and later) can also use the high-power
USB 2.0 cable with the iPod mini.
When charging iPod using the iPod Power Adapter
you can play music just as if the charger was
When using a cable connected to your computer,
though, iPod's buttons no longer work, and iPod's
display does not show the standard menu. Instead,
only a FireWire icon or the message "Do not
disconnect" appears on the display. Despite
this, you can still play songs from iPod through
your computer. Follow these steps:
1. Connect iPod to your computer using the included
2. Open iTunes, if necessary.
3. Select iPod in the Source list.
4. Click the iPod Options button in the bottom
right corner of the iTunes window.
5. Click to enable the "Manually manage songs
and playlists" option.
6. Click OK.
You should now be able to select any song from
iPod and play it through the computer.