Get one of those Y USB POWER CABLES as USB powered drives are hit and miss.
I have had my Samsung 46in LED TV for about 5 weeks and use my Verbatim 500gb external hard drive regularly through its USB port. However, today I was using it and suddenly the TV doesnt recognize the device. The hard drive is powered by the USB port and its light indicating power is on is now blinking (normally solid) and there is a "tick, tick" sound. I have tested the USB on a laptop and it is working fine. I tried a 18gb drive, and this worked with the TV, but not the 500gb.
What can I do to use this larger storage drive again?