My iPod model MC008LL (second gen?) running software version 4.3.3 (8J2), which I think is the latest software version, won't connect when I plug it into the iPod connector. The Alpine unit does not recognize that it's plugged in, and the iPod continues to output its music through its own internal speaker. There are no error codes on either device. It's just as though it were not plugged in at all.
The Bluetooth at first would not connect, but when I turned off the Alpine, rebooted the iPod, and then turned the Alpine back on again, it connected and worked fine. I figured my problem was solved.
But then at the grocery store I shut off the car, left the iPod on but locked (screen goes blank, music will continue to play, but no buttons respond except the volume buttons on the side until you turn the screen back on) and when I turned the car back on, the Bluetooth again would not connect. The iPod thought it was connected, but the Alpine thought it was not.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.