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tarakdave

USB HDD Problem

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I have 50LB6300 running on webos. I need to know any step by step guide availabe to connect USB HDD to record program and ply movies stored on HD. I have tried  500 GB and 2 TB USB HD but TV is unable to detect it. One HD detected after keeping it connected to TV for 15/20 minuits. But normally TV is unable to detect hard disk. Any specific formate required for Webos ? Any one know any BUG of OS ? 

 

 

 

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Even I was unable to use the timemachine feature! I cinnected a 120gb hdd. Any help is apriciated!

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Have you talked to LG support? Does the HDD you use meet the requirements specified by LG?

 

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Do you know the specifications needed? Yes I tried to contract them they just said that it is wierd and that it should have worked! I was going to try with another hhd but currently I don't have another one in hand!

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Sorry I do not, I assumed it was specified in the owner's manual? Does the HDD run on a separate powersource or power from the UBS itself? Is it USB2/USB3? 

 

Maybe try a different USB cable? I have had hardware in the past that worked like a charm with 1 cable and very shaky with another...

 

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I use a simple plug and play usb 3.0 drive. No problems thus far.

I don't think you can use the drive connected to anything else cos it formats everything else i believe

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To use the Time Machine do the following steps:

1. Make sure that your HDD is formated in NTFS

2. Connect the HDD to the TV using USB1

3. Go to Time Machine tile

4. In settings, check the Live play feature and check the HDD you want to use. 

5. return to the TV channel and see if the grey bar that progressively turns pink appears. Also see if on the bottom right side you have a clock and an x signal. 

 

There you go. It should work now. I have an USB3 Seagate Go Flex HDD with 500GB capacity. 

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Thanks for reply.  

 

MANJORUSA i have followed steps but it is not working. TV is saying no HDD is connected.

 

Is it required to format HDD before using it for Time Machine ? 

 

Is it required to wipe out all the data before using it for TV ?

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TV is saying no HDD is connected

 

Is it required to format HDD before using it for Time Machine ? 

 

Is it required to wipe out all the data before using it for TV ?

Problem can create a HDD with a very long cord or if it requires special drivers and startup programs.

Suffice it to disk is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS.

No need to remove other records from HDD. TV created in the root directory of the disk folder lg_dvr. Recording video format is MPEG 2 and is encrypted.

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Hi All,
If your HDD's format is NTFS than no need to format. I had the issue with my 1tb WD My Passport and the issue was it is password protected.
Also check that your HDD should not auto run any application(.exe) while connecting, if it is then it will not be detected by TV

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On 9/21/2014 at 4:53 PM, Pranav said:

Also check that your HDD should not auto run any application(.exe) while connecting, if it is then it will not be detected by TV

How can I check that? 

My UH6107 doesn't recognize a WD Passport 1TB or a 2.5" 500 GB in a Thermaltake Rack

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13 hours ago, Manodragon said:

How can I check that? 

My UH6107 doesn't recognize a WD Passport 1TB or a 2.5" 500 GB in a Thermaltake Rack

Simply connect your HDD to computer. If it run any application (i.e. WD Unlocker) then disable it or remove it.
It may be possible that there is a virus in your HDD and it is running automatically while you are connecting to any device. So it is better that you scan it.

Some time it takes lots of time to detect. It is totally depending of number of files present in your HDD.
One more things to remember is that file system of the HDD must be NTFS

If this doesn't work than backup your data and format your HDD and try again without any data.

Hope this helps

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Finally, it worked.

I simply formated (long format) my 500 GB HDD and then the TV saw it from the first try. Don't know why it couldn't see it in the past but I'm happy it works now. 

Thank for your reply

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