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    External Not Working In PS3?

    I have an external i bought ages ago, i wanted to put it in my PS3 and watch some movies off it, but it doesn't read so i can even click display all, i tried putting a usb in the same port of the ps3, too check if the ps3 usb port was damaged but it isnt, my external isnt damaged either. I dont know why i can get it working on my PS3, my friend has exact same one but his works.
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    You need to reformat it on your PC to FAT 32 if i remember.
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    The only thing I can think of is the hard drive is not set to FAT32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schismalicious View Post
    You need to reformat it on your PC to FAT 32 if i remember.
    Quote Originally Posted by RyJ32 View Post
    The only thing I can think of is the hard drive is not set to FAT32.
    how do i adjust settings to make it FAT32?
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    Quote Originally Posted by curryboy14 View Post
    how do i adjust settings to make it FAT32?
    You need to find a partition program on the web that will do it.

    I used this one for my 250gb Seagate external.

    Free Download Magic Partition Manager freeware: EaseUS Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Partition Recovery Software.




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    Quote Originally Posted by fillabong View Post
    You need to find a partition program on the web that will do it.

    I used this one for my 250gb Seagate external.

    Free Download Magic Partition Manager freeware: EaseUS Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Partition Recovery Software.
    i give it a go see what happens.
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    any update Curry because I used the same software as fillabong

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    I know on Windows 7 at least, if you right click on computer and hit manage, you can carve out a partition and format it to FAT32. If you dont mind cmd, you can do the same thing through that on XP and later.
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    Ok guys i have formatted it to FAT32 and its a 500gb WD external. It showed up on PS3 with all its files. Now the problem is, i was transferring movies and stuff to it but it froze, so i restarted computer now it won't read at all? The USB port's arent damaged because other stuff works in there, and external is working aswell, you can feel it vibrate slightly when its on and the lights on aswell. IDK what the fk to do?
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