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  1. Thanks, perhaps the next time LG wipe the disk I'll try your suggestion.
  2. Magdyfarag: TV Model is: LG 43UJ630V 43 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV (2017 Model) - with latest UK WebOs Hard Disk is: 1TB USB 2.0 External Portable 2.5" HDD - No brand name. Designed to power from USB port. Windows 10 Basic Primary Partition NTFS Healthy There is only one USB port provided on this model so cannot swap over ports to check this. Thanks for your help.
  3. App restarting

    Had the same issue with YouTube restarting. Tried all the suggestions mentioned above but none worked. Finally another forum member found that having both Ethernet and WiFi connections running was the causing the restart problem. I did have bother type of wired and wireless connections so turned off the WiFi wherever I could in Settings and voila restart problem fixed for me. fi
  4. Had the same problem, LG support were useless only advising TV's are not like smart phones so customers who purchased them thinking the smart TV features would actually work were mistaken so there! Anyway after trying all the 'fixes' people suggested such as turning off Quick Start and other 'features' and finding this made no difference I saw another solution a member found. This member like me had both Ethernet and WiFi connections enabled and by turning off the WiFi everywhere it is enabled this fixed the YouTube restarting error. I tried this and it has worked for me as well, no more annoying YouTube restarting errors - so far! Now if I can just get this pile of doo doo TV to stop reformatting my recording hard drive I might have an OK set.
  5. OK after being misled by false advertising and disappointed to find my 2017 LG 'smart' TV only has one USB drive and that is incapable of recording to a USB flash stick like my six years old Toshiba could easily do I went ahead and purchased a 1 Tb USB 2.0 Hard Disk - as recommended by LG Support. Well guess what, shortly after recording about a dozen movies and programs on this disk the TV WebOs wiped the disk forcing me to take it out and reformat it again on my PC. As usual with this LG rubbish I sighed and reinstalled the disk. For two weeks it worked fine then, yesterday, LG issued a WebOs 'update' and yup, you guessed it, this wiped my hard disk yet again. This time I ran disk check utilities and certified the drive and cable is fine, no errors found. So if anyone has any knowledge of why the TV keeps corrupting the drive I would appreciate it.
  6. JohnV: Interesting and definitely something else owners with this issue can easily check for. In my case I went into settings\network\wi-fi and made sure that wi-fi was disabled. Although I noted that that would also disable the Wi-Fi Direct option which may be important to some people. I have left set connected via ethernet and will monitor YouTube etc. for crashes meanwhile.
  7. Inbloomwithyou: LG136Aug17 No solution as far as I know - other than buying a reliable TV of course - LG support are useless on this issue, suggestions to disable Quick Start+ don't work. Neither does holding Home, Close App etc. From my correspondence with these 'support' people I believe there is no solution while LG use this old WebOs phone app. Seems that LG are OK with screen tech but rubbish with the software to make TV's 'smart'. Send it back & get a refund because it does not do what they advertise it as being able to do. By the way just got another YouTube update for my WebOs TV and it just makes the 'restart' problem worse - so clearly no tech liaison with Google about this either which indicates LG just don't care.
  8. App restart to free memory

    Totally agree. There are far too many apologists for LG on this forum prepared to put up with 3rd rate software on expensive LG TV's pretending to offer 'smart TV' functionality when in reality a cheap HDMI streaming stick or Android box will do a far better job at a tenth of the cost. Guess many people see the reviews from dealers and and others and believe a TV will actually do what the manufacturers claim but that is not their fault is it? Forums like this are either a 'sap' to keep LG/WebOS tech support calls to a minimum or total baloney because as far as I can see LG or the WebOS team take not the blindest bit of notice either way.
  9. Unfortunately the November YouTube update has made the memory restart issue worse than before, it now crashes more frequently if anything and still no adequate solution offered by LG or Google, My solution was to forget the flaky WebOS apps, installed a cheap Roku streaming stick and now enjoy zillions of apps including YouTube that all work perfectly.
  10. App restart to free memory

    This problem with YouTube/WebOS has been seen for at least three years. Neither LG or Google are interested in fixing it or so it seems. Calls to LG Support are not helpful either. YouTube was updated the other day and the out of memory error is now more frequent than before! Suggest people buy Samsung or Panasonic instead of LG as even my six years old Toshiba has a better smart tv OS than this awful WebOS rubbish.
  11. Still getting the oft reported out of memory error with latest 2017 smart tv's running very latest WebOS and App updates. So annoying LG cannot fix this problem which as been ongoing since at least 2015.ti little more than trite suggestions to re-start the TV or remove unused Apps etc. Problem seems to be either insufficient memory installed to run WebOS apps properly or a major problem with WebOS ability to properly manage what memory there is. Combined with pitifull lack of USB ports quickly occupied with hard drive if recording and time machine functionality is required the 'smart' features seem poor compared to other manufacturers now.
  12. Seems to be WebOS is generally flaky in LG TV's. Most common error with Apps is the 'Restarting app to free up memory ...' error that has been seen for years on LG TV's - basically LG don't install sufficient memory to run WebOS apps properly.
  13. Try to manufacture 'smart tv's' with sufficient memory to actually run the WebOS apps you claim they can run without those apps crashing with 'out of memory....' errors. This has plagued LG TV's for years and LG still do nothing about it. Memory modules are really low cost items and 32Gb would be a minimum. This might also negate the necessity of having to use separate USB Hard Disk for basic recording and time machine functionality to work something other smart TV manufacturers managed to achieve years ago.
  14. Would seem LG TV's simply don't have sufficient internal memory to run these apps. Support is frankly useless and the only solution is to return the set for a full refund as no fit for purpose or put up with this. IMHO the sets are overpriced, have only average sound even through LG soundbar, flacky WebOS and standard definition broadcast TV is below average quality of picture. HD is slightly better and 4k video, when you can find it, nothing special either. Would not recommend or buy LG again. November: YouTube app for WebOS was updated but sadly the 'This app will now restart to free up memory...' error, which has been reported for over three years, continues to plague these poor TV's so I assume LG & Google are incapable of fixing the issue or simply don't care and LG certainly are not going to refund all their customers conned into buying this rubbish let alone send engineers round to install adequate hardware.
  15. USB HDD

    Finally got a helpful response from LG who suggested a model HDD that should work, it was not different the two I first asked about but anyway I have now obtained a great little 1 Tbyte USB 2.0 HDD from a UK company on Ebay - it is a repackaged WD I believe under the HardDrives For You brand. It is plug n play and works perfectly first time with no formatting or set up needed - brilliant little device with nice bright blue connected light to illuminate the back of the TV. Tested with multiple scheduled recordings, live time machine etc. and last this LG TV does what they claimed when I bought it. Shame they couldn't manage to get it to work with a Flash Drive though.