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After formatting my portable HDD for my LG TV, my computer now won't recognise it...any ideas?

After formatting my NEC E06 PC-Drive to operate with my LG digital TV, it now is not recognised on my computer, so I cant edit the TV files on it...How do I get my computer (Windows Vista) to recognise it via the USB port?

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  • AlbertHallX
    AlbertHallX May 11, 2010

    The issue might be the format that the LG TV uses.



    What is the model number of the TV.

  • M.H. Jan 14, 2012

    I have the same Problem ... I even use the dirver Of ext2/3 but my pc does not recognize the hard!
    My tv is LG LW57000 3D

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Hi,

Most TV's including LG's use a small linux micro operating system to run there menus and handle the USB drives, as such many of the drives used by them are formatted in Ext2/3. You will need to install a driver in vista that allows it to mount ext? drives and then you should have no problem accessing it. The link below will take you to a download site for a free driver, but they do ask you to donate. Please if it works throw them a bone as this is how they keep providing such useful software for all of us.


http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html


Hope this helps FixYa,


Chris

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