Question about LaCie Silverscreen 80GB USB 2.0 - Portable Multimedia (093053682095) Hard Drive

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Silverscreen problems My LaCie Silverscreen portable video player will not show files when connected to a TV. The hard drive shows the files and plays the files when on  my mac computer, but I get a message that says 'no files' when trying to play them on my tv

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  • susanne76 Jan 27, 2008

    I have the same problem - the files (compatible wth solverscreen requirements) are shown when its connected to mac and pc, but not on my TV... it just says "no files" - also after rebooting the silverscreen (turning it off and then on again after some mnutes)

  • cjromo Feb 25, 2008

    I have the exacty same problem and I've tried to contact the support center but they haven't answered yet :S



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I had this problem.

There is no 100% fix, however the following worked for me:

This is something to do with the disconnection of [USB] power from a PC:
1. Sometimes you can take the MAINS power plug out for 30 seconds and that fixes it.
2. Ensure you have the disk set-up as "Optimize for Quick Removal".
3. Don't bother with following the "Safely Remove [USB] Hardware" process - this seems to make the problem worse.

That fixed it for me.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

  • PanaReparMan Sep 12, 2008

    Also make sure your SilverScreen has the four folders in it's root (the first folder on the drive):





    These folders are required, it will NEVER boot, unless these folders are present.


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I reccomend connecting you computer directly to your tv, depending on which mac you have. DVI or vga. I'm sure the manufacterer does as well. The files maybe in a codec your tv does not compute.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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    Well, it may not be the option you favor, but it is an option non the less. Thanks for your rating.



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