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HDD 500 gig will not work USB

I cannot get my western digital 500 gig HDD to work when i plug it in via usb. every time i try i get a device not compatible error. it's bugging me becasue that's the only reason i bought this dvd player advice anyone?

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  • kamuran m?layim Mar 06, 2008

    HI I just purchased Philips usb powered 160gb external harddisk and formatted to fat32 but player didn't recognize it.

    could it be usb bus power insufficency?

    can I overcome the problem with an external power adapter

  • asga May 04, 2008

    I've succesfully used a Lacie 80 GB USB HDD in my Philips 5960. But I recently bought a 160 GB one, and says "incompatible". I even reformatted it to FAT32 with no success. My guess is either power or something like sector size.

    (the manual also says USB is just for JPEG and audio, but videos play fine, so the manual is not perfect)

  • leblonman40 Apr 10, 2009

    The same issue with WD Passport Elite 500 Mb External HD and Philips DVP 5990K/55. I've gone through 2 FAT 32 formats already and no luck yet. I will try this Swiss Army application, but am not too optimistic.



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You can use that HD or any Hard Drive for that matter, only thing is, that you have to have it formatted in FAT32 format, not NTFS which it probably is by default nowadays. There is a program called swissarmy and it will format any drive to fat32, and you will be able to store whatever u want on there like a normal drive, basically u wont notice a difference except the fact that now it works with your dvd player.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008


Hi this DVD player does not support HDD players as per manual. only flash players

Posted on Feb 18, 2008


Its probably not in FAT32 format

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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