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# 143788 27-Apr-2014 11:36
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Have a 500gb hard drive with movies on that the Samsung tv is now not recognizing....on one port it says usb full and the other just plain wont open it...how ever a small usb stick is playing fine.... has worked for a long time not sure on  why the change all of a sudden .... any help appreciated




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  # 1031944 27-Apr-2014 11:45
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Does it work on any other device such as PC?





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  # 1031947 27-Apr-2014 11:48
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yes works on pc fine




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  # 1031952 27-Apr-2014 12:06
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then its more than likely a compatibility issue with the TV



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  # 1031954 27-Apr-2014 12:08
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any idea why for 3 years its worked now dedcided to not work?




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  # 1031955 27-Apr-2014 12:09
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just tested again the media play icon comes up when I pull the hard drive out? not when its plugged in




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  # 1031958 27-Apr-2014 12:13
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something must have changed



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  # 1031970 27-Apr-2014 12:23
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any idea on what...?actually haven't added any movies to this drive in  a while cant for the life of me think whats changed




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  # 1032367 28-Apr-2014 09:19
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Hi it could be the following

1. A TV firmware update breaking something
2. A hardware issue with the TV as the drive works with the computer, also try swapping out the USB cable to cover all the bases.

If I was you do you have a spare hard drive or a plug in USB memory stick / thumb drive try that. If it works I would then copy everything off the HDD and give the drive a format not the fast variety but the full one most likely as FAT32 for compatibility NTFS is better but some systems are not compatible. Then copy a couple of movies accoss and plug it in again to see if it works.

If still a problem, and the other drives work that drive maybe on the way out, get a new one they are as cheap as chips these days.

As an alternative have you though about running a DLNA server from the main PC then connecting the TV to it via the TV's software I used to connect via ethernet but the new TV has integrated Wi Fi that's fast enough to stream in HD no wires needed.

Good luck

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  # 1032379 28-Apr-2014 09:42
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TV's often struggle with people plugging in / unplugging USB sticks.
I'm assuming you power of the HDD + TV every time you plug things in and out?



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  # 1032723 28-Apr-2014 18:01
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thanks for your replies,,, I do unpower it from the tv always.. how ever last time I tooka  Cpl movies of it to a usb stick it wouldn't shut down so just unplugged .... put it back in pc shut down properly and waaalaaa it work again ...




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