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Alright, so I've been wanting to connect my laptop to my iPod dock, due to having loads more music on my laptop than my actual iPod. I've read online that all I need to do is get a jack cable with two male ends on it, and connect them, but when I do it, it isn't working? Is the problem because I'm plugging one of the ends into the "MP3 Link" slot on my dock? That's the only slot, other than where I plug the power cord into, on it.
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(Original post by nicattack)
Alright, so I've been wanting to connect my laptop to my iPod dock, due to having loads more music on my laptop than my actual iPod. I've read online that all I need to do is get a jack cable with two male ends on it, and connect them, but when I do it, it isn't working? Is the problem because I'm plugging one of the ends into the "MP3 Link" slot on my dock? That's the only slot, other than where I plug the power cord into, on it.
is this a 3.5mm audio jack or some sort of USB thing?
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is this a 3.5mm audio jack or some sort of USB thing?
It's a 3.5mm jack I'm pretty sure
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It's a 3.5mm jack I'm pretty sure
I can't see why that's not working then. Have you tried it with your phone or an mp3 player?
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I can't see why that's not working then. Have you tried it with your phone or an mp3 player?
I tried, but that didn't work either. It might be the cord, but I don't really want to buy a new one, in case it isn't the cord.
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I tried, but that didn't work either. It might be the cord, but I don't really want to buy a new one, in case it isn't the cord.
Are the speakers set to the right mode? It could be that they're still looking for an iPod when you want it to use the cable instead. Sometimes there's a switch or you have to press the power button twice to change this.
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Are the speakers set to the right mode? It could be that they're still looking for an iPod when you want it to use the cable instead. Sometimes there's a switch or you have to press the power button twice to change this.
There isn't a power button or a mode switch. So this is probably why it isn't working I guess?
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There isn't a power button or a mode switch. So this is probably why it isn't working I guess?
Possibly. Have you looked at the manual or are any instructions for the speakers on the manufacturers website?

Also, do you have another cable? They're under a pound on Amazon (including postage) so that's not too bad if you want to try another one.
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