Black Wii - won't load my USB Drives!

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by infinitysend, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. infinitysend

    infinitysend Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    United States
    Hello there.
    I have been modding my Wii for a good number of years now, so I don't consider myself to be a noob.

    Problem: I am currently trying to load a properly formatted external USB Hard Drive onto a Black Wii (running 4.3U). I also have a soft modded White Wii, which works perfectly fine with both of my Hard Drives. I am working with 2 separate hard drives here - One is a SATA and one is an IDE, and they are inside of generic, USB-powered enclosures, respectively. Both Hard Drives load up perfectly on my White Wii with USB Loader GX 3.0. The Black Wii does not load them at all.

    I have noticed a strange issue with the ports in which I plug it into. For the White Wii, I have always plugged the Hard Drive into Port 0 (the port nearest to the edge) without plugging in the 2nd USB plug. With the Black Wii, however, I noticed that the light on the Hard Drive enclosures will not come on unless it is plugged into the 2nd, "inside" USB Port (Port 1). This tells me that the USB Drives draw more power from 1 port than the other. Am I correct on this? Despite this, when I try loading these Hard Drives with USB Loader GX they will just not load. I am running CIOS250. I have hacked the Black Wii as fully and as correctly as I possibly can. I used Multi Mod Manager to install the IOS's, and followed all the tutorials to the letter. I have even tried switching apps such as using Configurable USB Loader instead - all to no avail - they will not load the Hard Drives.

    I have no idea what is so different about the Black Wii than the White Wii (beyond Wii system software, and the disc drive's firmware), but there is clearly some kind of difference in regards to these USB ports.

    I do not know what else I can do.

    I would not have created a new thread here if I had not completely exhausted all my options. I leave the rest to you guys. Thank you all so much.
  2. infinitysend

    infinitysend Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    United States
    Update: Here is my Black Wii's Status after running syscheck (awesome app!!):
    And to compare, here is my White Wii's Status from syscheck:

    No idea what is wrong. Again - I feel something is different about the hardware since the USB drives turn on (light comes on) when I plug it into Port 1 instead of Port 0.

    EDIT 2: OMG! FINALLY GOT IT WORKING!!! USB Loader GX has an AWESOME feature that allows you to load hard drives from Port 1 instead of Port 0! It is located in the "settings" section (the gears icon) under Hard Drive Settings. You first have to make sure that the pre-loaded CIOS is 222. You do that in the Loader Settings under Boot/Standard. Of course you have to make sure 222 is installed first, but then all you have to do is type in 222.

    Run USB Loader GX WITHOUT the HD plugged in. Then when it says "Mounting from Port 1" plug it into Port 1. Works like a charm!
  3. adon25

    adon25 Newbie

    Feb 10, 2013
    i have the same problem with this black wii 4.3u v513 without inputs for gamecubes and this is the syscheck report, any ideas...with wii flow appear the game but after install a second game wiflow dont start, and usbgloader_gx dont show the games.
    ive thinking use pimp my wii but ill prefer install the cios manually through wad manager downloading with nus.

    sysCheck GX is running under IOS58 (rev 6176).

    Console ID: 156721496.
    Region: NTSC-U.
    Hollywood v0x21.
    Boot2 v4.
    System Menu v513 (4.3U).
    BC v6.
    MIOS v10.

    Found 75 titles.
    Found 35 IOS and 14 IOS Stubs on this console.

    IOS 3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS 4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS 9 (rev 1034)
    IOS 10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS 11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS 12 (rev 526)
    IOS 13 (rev 1032)
    IOS 14 (rev 1032)
    IOS 15 (rev 1032)
    IOS 16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS 17 (rev 1032)
    IOS 20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS 21 (rev 1039)
    IOS 22 (rev 1294)
    IOS 28 (rev 1807)
    IOS 30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS 31 (rev 3608)
    IOS 33 (rev 3608)
    IOS 34 (rev 3608)
    IOS 35 (rev 3608)
    IOS 36 (rev 3608)
    IOS 37 (rev 5663)
    IOS 38 (rev 4124)
    IOS 40 (rev 3072): Stub
    IOS 41 (rev 3607)
    IOS 43 (rev 3607)
    IOS 45 (rev 3607)
    IOS 46 (rev 3607)
    IOS 48 (rev 4124)
    IOS 50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS 51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS 52 (rev 5888): Stub
    IOS 53 (rev 5663)
    IOS 55 (rev 5663)
    IOS 56 (rev 5662)
    IOS 57 (rev 5919)
    IOS 58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS 60 (rev 6400): Stub
    IOS 61 (rev 5662)
    IOS 70 (rev 6912): Stub
    IOS 80 (rev 6944)
    IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, NAND Access
    IOS249 (rev 21007): Trucha Bug, ES_Identify, NAND Access
    IOS250 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS254 (rev 65281)
  4. infinitysend

    infinitysend Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    United States
    Not sure about the Black Wii w/out GC ports.
    In USB loader GX, you have to make sure you're telling it to load from IOS 222 in the Loader Settings under Boot/Standard. You also have to tell it to load from Port 1.
    Start USBLoader GX WITHOUT the HD plugged in.
    When you see this screen, THEN plug in the Hard Drive into PORT 1 (left port).
    Everything else looks fine. That's all the advice I can give you; this worked with a GC-compatible wii - I don't know if the other non-Gamecube type of Wii is any different, sorry!

    Attached Files:

  5. Katsumi San

    Katsumi San GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 15, 2012
    Use ModMii to update your outdated softmods. (sysCheck.csv from Black Wii)

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