Everything posted by Mike78j
May I first belatedly (quite belatedly!) apoligize for my "late" response and thank everyone for the really thoughtful (as well as technically well-grounded) suggestions. The DRV issue was my very first post on this forum and, after reading your responses, it consider it a great start! Almost a year-ago now, I put the drive in the closet and went to Saudi Arabia. Returned last week and... same problem, but havent had time to get into it yet. I don't have immediate access to a Linux machine or another LG so I'm going to take it ito a BestBuy and test it on one of their store displays. Not conclusive but, if the DRV it works, a Linux approach will likely solve the problem. Only thing is, yesterday my LG TV (yeah.. that one) was running pixel refresh and suddenly went completly dead - no video, no audio. The Power LED DOES blink 3 times before it goes dead as well. I'm looking for schematics and technical data now. Dang! Is there a LG hardware forum out there? Again, many thanks Michael
OK. I have a 2018 LG Smart TV model OLED65C8PUA. The TV 'magically' recognizes and (badly) displays/ plays the 2gb of photos, videos and audio residing on my Western Digital 4TB My Passport external hard drive I have. The problem is the TV is the ONLY device that WILL RECONIZE THE DRV! 8 diffirent computers running from Vista to Win 10 have given me 'DRV (x) is not accessable'. At one time the drv was password protected and it worked fine. The exact password was lost so I tried a number of variations and was able to finally unlock the drv and remove the password using WD Utilities. It worked for a bit and I was able to copy out a few files using a Surface Pro/ Windows 10 but it stopped and now with that Surface Pro and the other windows machines I get `D is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect'. I even put it on a Samsung smart TV - none will read the drv, ONLY THE LG! The LG also displays the DRV'S volume label and content filenames as well. I want to copy these files before the drive fails as the catch here is the LG seems to produce one or two "unrecognized files' every time I use it and some of these videos are one-of family heirlooms! I want to avoid another $300 data recovery bill if possible. And if the LG can read it one would think there is a way forward. Any suggestions will be most appreciated!