I have an aftermarket Kenwood Exelon model KDC-X590 that is a few years old which I run in tandom with an external amp, subwoofers, the works… And, since the Headunit has a USB cable out the back for use with storage devices containing MP3 or WMA files, and supports the usb 1 and 2 specs, I thought I was in luck. So this morning, I tried making the connection to my 8gb Fuze… The Fuze showed the ‘Connected’ graphic in the window, but the car’s Headunit showed that it didnt recognize the device.
Ive read elsewhere that the Headunit is expecting to see a usb device using the fat or perhaps, fat32 format.
Can anybody think of any reason why the Headunit is not recognizing the Fuze, despite the fact that the Fuze seems to be seeing the Head Unit? BTW, Ive set the Fuze up in the Autodetect mode… I would think that would handle any potential issue I might have expected had I connected to the car’s receiver in MTP mode. So why is it not being recognized? Anybody have an idea or any experience with this type of problem?
Whats my alternative if I want to play my music library on my car? Would a USB thumbdrive onto which Ive copied my mp3 files work? Why would that work but not the Fuze…