View Full Version : Help with USB on 7100bt

02-01-2010, 04:31 AM
Been a loooooong time since I've posted on here. But I have a newer Pioneer headunit. The 7100BT. Is there some kind of special USB flash drive you have to use with the USB inputs of this unit.?? I loaded my flash drive with MP3s and when I try to use it the head unit reads "FORMAT READ" and just sits there. It's like it can't read it or something. Am I missing something.??:furious:

02-02-2010, 03:53 AM
Does no one know??


Side Show
02-02-2010, 04:27 AM
think theres a lil reset pin on the usb or the face

02-02-2010, 11:40 AM
The owners manual located here (http://docs.pioneer.eu/Manuals/DEH_P7100BT_0G020144_manual/) says that the memory card must be 256 megs or larger and the file system must be fat16 or fat32.

02-02-2010, 01:40 PM
the file system must be fat16 or fat32.

That's the main thing - pretty much all the HUs that can use a USB storage device require FAT/32. It's possible if you're using Windersİ and you've reformatted it, it's using NTFS (I say reformatted since most come formatted FAT/32 OOTB).

Simple fix: plug it in, format, select fat/32 from the FileSYstem drop down.

02-02-2010, 04:25 PM
That's what I don't understand either. I looked up properties on the drive and it says it's FAT 32. And it's an 8GB drive as well. Thats why I'm at a loss. But thanx anyways guys.

02-08-2010, 11:11 PM
Well, it has to be the flash drive. I got a cheap 2GB drive for Xmas and I put a few files on their and it worked like a charm. Oh well, I guess I'll use my GeekSquad drive for bigger files and what not.

02-09-2010, 12:22 AM
geek squad ftw lol

02-09-2010, 08:00 AM
How's everything else been with the pioneer?

02-09-2010, 08:50 AM
Pretty good for the most part. Nice sound. The blue display is VERY visible even in direct sunlight. Keep in mind I'm only running a PRS 720 for a pair of Phoenix Gold "octane" subs. A PRS 320 pushing a pair of 5-1/4 Premier coaxes in the doors. This my winter beater so I wasn't going to go overboard with the system in it.