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Nov 10, 2012 - Uploaded by DIYallday
I'm trying to play movies from my USB port, but when I plug it I can't .... My LG 47" TV will recognize and open the flash drive, but shows empty.
but does it still work on the desk top. if yes, then you have lap top issues, ONLY. easy ,huh?
try all lap top USB ports no ext. hubs allowed. what is wrong in the LAP top OS, unstated)
are you using the correct external power adaptor for both Desk and lap top usage, have you tried a diff. usb cable. Laptops can not power the hdd via the USB at all, and in fact should be avoided at all times. no matter. the laptop can be infected. the laptop might have USB issues, with drivers. do a USB driver update. (no 0S stated) does the HDD show up in Disk manager, as DISK2 can you set the drive letter? can you set the volume label on this disk via DM? if yes, you then can read and write the drive. as stated on all pages for USB disconnect all other USB devices, and now try this HDD. do a full virus scan, and malware scan do wInDoZ update. I think i hit them all.
If the unit has mains power, check that it is getting it. Also if it comes with two usb plugs then make sure both are plugged into usb ports on your pc. Try the unit on someone elses pc/laptop. if it works on theirs then your pc has a problem with the usb ports.
Plug it in, then on your desktop right click the My Computer icon, then click on Manage. From the window that opens click on Disk Management. In the right hand pane, you may then see your drive displayed. Right click in the lower right pane on your device and click on Explore. If it open the drive to show the files, you should be able to come out of all the windows and then access the drive normally.
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if you external hdd do not show on other computers, usually it meant that power supply on these casings die... but in this particular case it is possible that power supplied by usb port is insufficient to support data transfer. connect recommended power supply (on the back of this particular model you have usb plug and power plug, power supply is/was sold separately) usually hdd inside is still fine and retain data.
if this did not solve your problem, i would suggest purchase little powered universal hdd craddle, they cost about $15 to $25, remove, hdd from casing and connect to the craddle. data should be then accessible directly from your usb port.
as long as hdd is turning, data is accessible and recoverable, even if disk was wiped off.
Not if the USB port on the TV says "SERVICE" next to it. At least I don't think that it would work. But go ahead and try it. It can't hurt anything.
Plug it in and toggle through the input modes to see if there's an extra one showing your Ipod. Or look within the MENU settings to see about turning on or accessing the USB port as a video input.
Could it be a power issue? Some older laptop HDs need more power than one USB port can provide and won't spin up properly. If you have a cable with your HD enclosure which had two USB connectors on the end, make sure you plug both into ports on your laptop.
When they don't spin up correctly, you tend to hear them clicking as they try to spin & then cut out. Have a listen to it when you plug it in & see what you can hear.