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Unable to connect USB hard drive to KD-AVX33

I'm unable to connect the KD-AVX33 to a USB hard drive. The drive is self-powered through USB with a second cable you can connect to another USB port for additional power. I tried connecting the power USB cable into a laptop and the Data USB into the JVC USB port and it still won't connect. I've tried 3 other brands of USB HD's As well...same problem

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  • lovesykpuppy Nov 07, 2007

    same here, seems like bus-powered USB drives are a no go...and I really don't want a wire sticking out of the glove compartment to the AC outlet (I've got a Pontiac Vibe). is there any solution ?

  • devender Nov 28, 2007

    I tried to connect it to window mobile 5.0 mobile phone through USB but although the current through USB was reaching the phone but the unit was not reading its data and was showing no USB device connected. The dealer said that only pe n drive works with this USB. is that true ?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I want to connect a usb device to my JVC KD-SV3000

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I want to connect a usb device to my JVC KD-SV3000



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I have a Lacy 160G laptop external HDD attached to it..It works fine... The format of the HDD should also be FAT32. The structure of the files should be Album/MP3

For a HDD that big look for software on the internet which can convert it from NTSF to FAT32 it should work perfectly.

The only thing I haven't been able to get working is videofiles...on the same HDD. Anyone got an idea?

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I bought this model also. It depends how much power the external drive uses. The models with 2 usb cables usually don't work because they require more power.

The hdd cannot be bigger than around 20GB, not more then 12 folders and no more then 2500 files. I saw at some forums.

If you have a pen drive at 8 to 12 GB i don't think you have problems with these. anything bigger and you have to be lucky.

Maybe at my company i can try some drives as we have them to test/use.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007


To MegaRex: sorry, i don't speak english, simply: AVmenu>set up>disc menu1>file type>video... again reading USB and you see :)

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I have found that you need separate HD for video and music. I load all my songs on a 40 gb HD and all my video on a 16 GB thumb drive.

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