Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




13 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 221431 10-Aug-2017 15:28
Send private message quote this post

Hi,

 

I just bought a 2009 Toyota Wish, I am it first NZ owner.
It came with the classical Multi Av System all in Japanese. I am struggling to play personal music on it, maybe owners of Toyota cars of this age can help me.

 

My questions are:
- there is an SD card slot, I tried to put a 16GB formatted as exFAT with few folders on mp3 on it, but the car didn't recognize it, the SD source still appear grey on the interface
- there is an HDD source on the display (but in grey), so I guess I should be able to plug a hard drive. There is a little trap-door behind the tilting panel where it is written "HDD" but I can't recognize the socket it is hiding. What is the procedure to plug an hdd of music?

 

Thank you.

 

 


Create new topic
Baby Get Shaky!
1467 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 333

Subscriber

  Reply # 1843709 10-Aug-2017 18:36
Send private message quote this post

If its anything like my 2008 Toyota than the HDD is built in and when you play CD's there is an option to Record them to the HDD. Never really attempted to plug in anything to the USB-B port but i presume one could use this for transfer?


20277 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3832

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1843710 10-Aug-2017 18:38
Send private message quote this post

Try a 2 gig card formatted fat32. That is a really really old system and I recall back when a friend first got one with it, wasnt even SDHC capable, no way something that old will be SDXC to support exfat.





Richard rich.ms

 
 
 
 


140 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 1843712 10-Aug-2017 18:50
Send private message quote this post

On some of those Toyota Head Units, the SD card is used to store the firmware. You can't play music files from a SD card, but you can play jpeg's if it has a screen.

5214 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1466

Trusted

  Reply # 1843724 10-Aug-2017 18:59
Send private message quote this post

Is this a toyota branded one or a carrozzeria? 
If its a carrozzeria get rid of it :), The older ones you can't change to english and dont support much in terms of file formats as above.

I'd suggest you go get a cheap Ali Express replacement, There are a few guys here who can suggest a good one for under 250USD with GPS etc.

Cheers


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail
Posted 23-Oct-2017 17:06


Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.