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Samsung TV won't recognise USB flash drive

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February 28, 2017 4:17:24 PM

Hello All

I'm trying to watch a standard .avi file on my Samsung TV (ue43j5600) by plugging in a USB flash drive.

I first tried all my flash drives and none of them worked - the TV simply didn't recognise them and so did not list them under 'sources'.

I did a little research and decided to buy a USB 3.0 flash drive. I plugged it in as soon as I unwrapped it and the TV recognised it, but then as soon as I put some video files on it and tried again I was back to the same problem - the TV didn't recognise it.

I've never had any problems using USB drives on TVs before so am utterly baffled. Any ideas?

Many thanks

Jamie

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February 28, 2017 5:04:45 PM

jamieburns44 said:
I've never had any problems using USB drives on TVs before so am utterly baffled. Any ideas?

Are you aware not all TV can play videos in this manner? and those which do only play a certain "type" video files.

Manual should tell you exactly what is what, u don't really need us.
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March 2, 2017 5:10:13 AM

rgd1101 said:
Do you have another usb device connected to the tv?
Try the other usb port?
Did you format the usb drives before putthing video to the usb drive?

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201506/201...


No devices work when connected by the USBs and yes I tried both ports. I've tried USB 2.0 and 3.0 formatted in FAT32 and NTFS - nothing works.



jsmithepa said:
jamieburns44 said:
I've never had any problems using USB drives on TVs before so am utterly baffled. Any ideas?

Are you aware not all TV can play videos in this manner? and those which do only play a certain "type" video files.

Manual should tell you exactly what is what, u don't really need us.


Yes but it should still recognise the drive and appear as a 'source', should it not?
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June 24, 2017 8:53:29 PM

jamieburns44 said:
Hello All

I'm trying to watch a standard .avi file on my Samsung TV (ue43j5600) by plugging in a USB flash drive.

I first tried all my flash drives and none of them worked - the TV simply didn't recognise them and so did not list them under 'sources'.

I did a little research and decided to buy a USB 3.0 flash drive. I plugged it in as soon as I unwrapped it and the TV recognised it, but then as soon as I put some video files on it and tried again I was back to the same problem - the TV didn't recognise it.

I've never had any problems using USB drives on TVs before so am utterly baffled. Any ideas?

Many thanks

Jamie


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June 24, 2017 9:05:41 PM

I have a fairly old Samsung smart TV and suddenly two of my 64Gb (FAT32)flash drives would not be recognized by the TV- they had both worked normally for ages. One was USB 2.0 (Cruzer) and one was USB 3.0 (Kingston). I did the following--reformatted them both and gave them new names, did a file system check and anti-virus check. Reloaded the video files. I then upgraded the TV software--did a factory reset, reset the Smarthub again. Nothing helped, continued to read other flash drives but not these two both of which which worked fine on my computer. In a last desperate effort I reformatted both flash drives NTFS--problem (half) solved. What I mean by that is all is working fine but I can only use my Windows computer not my Apple Mac to add files to the flash drive. Many other FAT 32 flash drives (all are 16Gb or less) are recognized by my TV--bit of a mystery but that was my experience!
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Go to menu- smart hub- reset smart hub- use code 0000 That's how I got it to work again.
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