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My playstation 3(fat version) won't play multimedia formats like avi, jpeg,etc.. it wont recognize any external hard drive connected to the usb

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Ok when you select usb device, press the triangle and select show all, hopefully that should bring up the files on the hard drive.

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and if I am correct, but your computer does not recognize the drive, make sure the usb port is one that will give power to the external drive. You should use USB2 or if available USB3. Those are powered.
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In regards to connecting external drives to your PS3 they drive has have a FAT format on it for the file system. However most large hard drives do not use this format but USB thumb drives do. This is what I normally use to watch movies to my PS3.

Note the only time I have had to format a large hard drive to FAT is to do a back up of my PS3. If you still would like to format a large drive let me know and I will work up a walk through for you. Note Windows XP and new version of Windows do not have the option to format to a true FAT format. Windows XP does use what is call xFAT but your PS3 will not see the drive.

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Connect the hard drive to your computer using a USB cord.

Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.

If the file system type is "NTFS", right click and select "Delete Partition" or "Delete Volume" for Vista.

then recreate the partition but do NOT format it. Make sure you assign a drive letter (for this Tutorial, we'll use h:)

If you are running Windows, format the drive by going to the command prompt (Vista, right click on command prompt in start menu and click "run as administrator")and type in "format h: /FS:FAT32" (without the quotes). You may need to substitute your drive letter. (note this might not work on XP for a large hard drive - you may have to use a third-party formatting utility like SwissKnife; however, it does work under Vista - just be sure to use the format command from the DOS prompt, not from Windows Explorer)

If you are using Mac OS X, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app, pick the drive, and click on the 'Erase' tab. Pick 'MS-DOS (FAT)' for the file system type, and click on the 'Erase' button. This will reformat the drive in FAT-32.

Open "My Computer" and double-click on your empty external hard drive.

Create a folder system identical to that on the Playstation 3 by creating folders labelled "Picture" (not Photo), "Music", "Video" and "Game".

Load all the music you want into your music folder, all the video you want into your video folder, and all the photos you want into your picture folder. Your game folder should still be empty.

Disconnect the hard drive by clicking the green arrow in the icon list and the bottom right hand corner of the screen and select "Safely remove..."

Once your computer tells you "XXX drive can now be safely removed", unplug the hard drive from your computer.

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