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Samsung Smart TV not recognizing Western Digital My Passport 1TB external hard drive

November 8, 2017 Jon 13 Comments

As the title reads. Samsung 60 inch smart tv not recognizing Western Digital MyPassport 1TB (one terabyte) hd(hard drive). External hd is plugged into 3.0 USB port on back of tv. Simply unplug tv for a minute. Should work for ya. Let me know in the comments.
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  1. resul acar
    November 8, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    i bort a 8tb seagate, and it doesnt detect on the tv even tho i changed the format from ntfs to exfat

  2. Karen Tsui
    November 8, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I have a Samsung TV with a brand new WD My Passport. Using your tips my TV can recognize the device. However when I try to record, the TV shows "Device requires formatting. To record or use the Timeshift function, the connected USB device must be available for recording. Do you want to change the device format"?

    Should I go ahead to click YES?

  3. Reggie Vasquez
    November 8, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    What if the TV recognizes the hard drive but once you open it on source it says No Content Found? But when I tried it on my laptop all my files are still there? Can you help me sir?

  4. nicole primus
    November 8, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    It still doesnt recognize the usb sir

  5. aqui simoun
    November 8, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    Hi, Im using TCL tv and 1TB lennovo Hard drive, the files cant read

  6. funa mota
    November 8, 2017 - 9:40 pm

    What file type are you using ? Avi? Mp4

  7. Paolo Austria
    November 8, 2017 - 10:12 pm

    Thank you so much!

    November 8, 2017 - 10:39 pm

    Not working for me 🙁 I just spent 400 bucks on a 8TB western digital external hard drive and when I hook it up to my Sony smart TV it won't detect. Its weird cause my old WD 8TB drive detects fine. I have no idea what to do.

  9. K. G. V CHANNEL
    November 8, 2017 - 10:57 pm


  10. Spartak Goryachev
    November 8, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    Thanks David!
    I had the same issue with my Samsung TV and 2 TB My passport WD. It fixed now.

  11. K. G. V CHANNEL
    November 8, 2017 - 11:43 pm

    I have buyed wd 2 Tb hardisk it is not showing I have old one but it is supported with USB tell please

  12. Sinyo Iyenk
    November 8, 2017 - 11:47 pm

    what about LG Smart tv 32inch?? is it works too??? cause i've plan to buy hardisk eksternal too for my smart tv LG… maybe you have advice to me

  13. FreedomGirl98
    November 9, 2017 - 12:16 am

    how did u make it work?

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