Car radio “does not read” the USB flash drive: how to be?
Let’s try to talk about the most common problems and how to solve them..
Most modern car radios, in addition to disks, also have the function of reading a flash drive. In addition, there are radio receivers that are designed only for reading flash drives. Given how much space can fit on a flash drive, and the nuance that using a flash drive is much more convenient than using disks, such car radios are gaining widespread popularity. Nevertheless, despite all their modernity, sometimes troubles arise with them too. One of them – the radio tape recorder stopped reading the flash drive.
The reasons for this can be either completely banal, lying on the surface, or quite serious, requiring repair of the car radio itself, or replacement of a flash drive. We will try to talk about the most common problems and how to solve them..
Why the radio does not read the flash drive?
Sometimes such a problem occurs when a USB flash drive, once in the device, does not give access to folders, but requires formatting, i.e. full cleaning. Sometimes such a nuisance is solved by removing and reconnecting the flash drive. If this does not help, you need to check its performance on the computer, and also check for viruses. Perhaps it is the viruses that block access. If necessary, format the USB flash drive and upload files to it again. The radio tape recorder does not read flash drives, as a rule, due to incorrect priority setting of folders. Check, perhaps, in the folder settings, a check was accidentally checked to allow reading files only on this computer. In a word, delve into the settings of flash drives and folders where audio recordings are stored.
If your car is already equipped with the first modifications of radio tape recorders that support reading a flash drive, do not be surprised if the radio tape recorder does not read a flash drive of 8 GB or more. The fact is that the first models were not designed for such a volume of drives and are not able to process it. Just insert a smaller drive and the problem will be solved.
Sometimes the problem may lie in the radio itself, in particular in the USB input. During long-term operation, the contacts may break off from the place of soldering. The result of all this is that the Pioneer radio does not read the flash drive. What can we say about Chinese models, the build quality of which is many times lower?
Alternatively, the radio may not read the flash drive due to a software error. Unfortunately, this is common in modern electronic gadgets. If this is the problem, you will have to contact the workshop.
How to identify a fault?
Try a few flash drives on the radio, if the rest work, then the radio is fully operational, and the question lies in the flash drive itself. Try to write the same songs to another flash drive, if they work, then the problem is definitely in the flash drive, if not, try to download other files for recording. Look at the type of flash drive the radio reads, this may also be a very real reason why the Prologi radio does not read the flash drive..
As a tip, we can give you the following recommendation: if you want to be sure that the flash drive 100% will work on your car radio, then use a drive with a capacity of not more than 4 GB. Carefully check that all files are recorded in the correct format, have headers written in Latin letters. Sometimes the radio does not read files that have Russian letters in the name, but this rarely happens. Carefully insert and remove the USB flash drive from the connector to eliminate the risk of damage to the contact, both the radio itself and the USB flash drive.
It is not necessary to disassemble the radio tape recorder in order to find a breakdown, it is better to provide this matter to the masters, since by interfering in the technical part you can only aggravate the situation.
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