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Usb Flash Drive Won't Work With Ps3


I am trying to get some of my mp3's and some cool pictures onto my ps3, but every time i plug my usb flash drive into it i get nothing. I just got my ps3 this past weekend, i read the quick help guide and can't figure out why it won't recognize my drive the book says that it should. When i plug it in, the drive lights up but does not show up on my menu anywhere.

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