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External hard drive fine on laptop but all of a sudden not being detected on TV or Xbox

Hi, Ihave searched around the forum for an answer to this but most people seem to have an issue with their external hard drive not being detected by their laptop. I use my hard drive for movies only and it usually is being used on my tv or on my xbox, all of a sudden they are not being detected by either but shows up on my macbook fine, can anyone tell me why there might be a problem.
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  1. TV usually only accepts hard drive with FAT32 while windows usually formats a drive as NTFS. So, re-format your hard drive and see if it shows up on your tv
    I don't know about xbox, i don't own one
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    Hi thanks, I have found the problem, my devices were not liking my usb cord. Thanks
  3. miszadamz said:
    Hi thanks, I have found the problem, my devices were not liking my usb cord. Thanks


    Hey bro, exact same problem, threw some new stuff on the external hd like always and now no connection with the xbox360. If possible could you suggest a cord you went with or the store or brand. Love watching tv this way also I'm using a Mac as well, and no updates software related whatsoever. Appreciate any help.
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