Answer to "Is there a Hack for Charging from USB instead of Firewire?"I also have the same problem (Sept 2018) I have tried the so called advertised apple leads from Amazon & Ebay that state they will work with Ipod classic 3g but they do not. I also tried the cigar lighter charger to Ipod which did not work either. As it stands I have to have a fully charged Ipod from the firewire/dock/computor/mains to enable playing from the car. My Ipod is mint and I also don’t want to ditch it. I would also appreciate it if someone knows a work around. Thanks Paul.