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HCT 7" DVD player does not read external hardrives (e.g 500gb, et

My External Western Digital 500 GB drive will not load using the USB connection. No movies are displays in menu, nor can you view any.

Owners Manual says HCT using only USB 1.0 interfaces, does this have something to do with it if the external drives use USB 2.0?

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  • john_d_mccan Jul 13, 2009

    The drive works fine with my computer, so I know its not the cable or the external drive. Pretty sure its the HCT DVD player. I've already replaced it once. I believe this is a know problem with HCT brand. The owners manual even states that they had problem with the USB interface. Tried to go to HCT website, but nothing is there. I've seen this reported on your webpages with 80 gb drives as well. Software fix available?

    Anything else I can try?

  • john_d_mccan Jul 13, 2009

    Model is HPD - 750S

    DC power 9V

    Power 12W

    SN 0806B03247

    Correction the external Drive, its my SEAGATE Free Agent-Go. Model No/PN is 9LT2AH-500




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Hey John,

This seems to be an issue with the HCT player. Please specify the exact model number for the Dvd player so that I can research further on that.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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    Anand Gupta Jul 13, 2009

    Hey John,

    Its for sure a issue with the HCT DVD player. I can not think of a possible solution for this as this player only supports USB 1.0. Though USB 2.0 devices are backward compatible with 1.0. Still the issue seems to be with the player itself.

    I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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