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Pioneer AVH-P5000DVD stereo USB Error 23

I just bought a 16gb scandisk micro cuzer. Whenever I plug it in to the USB on my AVH-P5000DVD it says error 23. The manual says that means the flash drive needs to be formatted to FAT32 or FAT16. I did that and it still says the same thing. How do I fix this?

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  • rep305 Nov 17, 2008

    Same prob different unit. I m using the sandisc cruzer 16GB on a DEH 6000UB and receive the USB Error 23 code too.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    thanks very much

  • lildell04 Feb 24, 2009

    I had the same message this morning on my deh-p310ub.the songs i already had on the jump drived played fine, but when i got to the songs i added last night the "error 23" popped up.should i format my jump drive because i just plugged it in and started putting music on there but it worked fine.

  • hkanal Apr 12, 2009

    i have a dell usb memory stick. i have tried to format it in fat32 and fat formats, i have a pioneer 4050 cd/usb player, it shows error 23 again and again. please help...

  • salman khan May 05, 2013

    thanks a lot

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I had the same problem with my Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD. Just got my 16GB sandisk micro cuzer in the mail from Radio Shack. Here is what I did to solve it:

  1. Copied all the files that came with the Sandisk device to another location (in case I need them again)
  2. Copied all the music I had put on the Sandisk since I got it to another location
  3. Using a Windows PC, I right clicked on the drive in Windows Explorer and selected "format"
  4. I re-formatted the cruzer mini to FAT 32, default size (yes, I know it was FAT 32 already)
  5. Copied the music back to the cruzer mini
  6. Plugged it into my radio and it works GREAT! instant access to any track
Before you do this: Reformatting the drive also gets rid of the software that makes the cruzer mini copy files super fast. It will take a lot longer to copy music to the drive. For me this is no big deal as the only reason I bought the drive was to put a bunch of music on it and then leave it in my truck.

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OK Guys , I was searching on the internet and I saw you have this problem and I know how to fix it so here is the solution :

1) download "HP USB Disk Storage Format" from this link :

http://www.mediafire.com/?mzgmyduwkme

OR

http://rapidshare.com/files/227406046/HP_USB_Disk_Storage_Format_Tool.exe

2) install it on your computer and insert your flash memory (memory stick or whatever) and run "HP USB Disk Storage Format"

3) in the HP USB Disk Storage Format window screen chose your device ( your flash memory ) and file system ( FAT32 ) and click on start button.
NOTE : ALL OF THE DATA IN FLASH MEMORY WILL ERASE !

4) when formating has finished, copy all musics and stuff in the flash memory and you'll be able to use your flash memory on any pioneer devices !

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

  • Vishal Jun 26, 2012

    ~~Thanks Soroosh~~~~
    It worked for me....
    Download HP Format Utility from link:http://www.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownloa...

    Regards,
    Vishal V.

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I have run across the same problem on my pioneer deh5000 usb and it was because of the block size on my jump drive it had to be the default allocation size. I have also heard that the problem can be the file structure whether it is fat32 or ntfs. I think only fat32 works on the pioneer decks. To change the file structure and or allocation size you can go to my computer and right click your jump drive and go to format then a screen will pop up with all these options. And in case you do not know formatting the drive will get rid of all your songs on there. Sorry if none of these help.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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You have to disable the U3 launchpad on the cruzer usb stick, but you should save the launchpad.zip somewhere if you want to reactivated the U3 features again.

There should be a file called U3 or launchpad uninstall. Run it, put your wavs mp3s accs etc. on it, love it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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This error basically comes when the allocation unit size (KB's) not supported with your car head unit.
So the Solution for the Error 23 Would be re-format your USB drives File system to FAT (Default) with its allocation Unit Size to 32 Kilobytes.
Note: NTFS or FAT 32 is allocations units ( 4096 Bytes)

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

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Http://apac.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1415

download uninstaller for u3 PROGRAM
run it and make ur flashdrive a simple mass storage device

Posted on May 19, 2010

  • vectra9149 Sep 23, 2010

    quando voce conecta o pendrive no som de seu carro e aparece a mensagem error 23, basta voce mudar o sistema de arquivamento de seu pendrive:
    Com o botao esquerdo do mause, clique em MEU COMPUTADOR, clique com o botao direito emGERENCIADOR, clique com o botao direito em GERENCIAMENTO DE DISCO, com o botao direito selecione a opcao PENDRIVE, com o botao direito clique em ACÃO na barra de tarefas, com o botao direito clique em TODAS AS TAREFAS, com o botao direito clique em FORMATAR, clique na opcao FAT32 e pronto. Faca beckape do pendrive antes de tudo.

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