external hdd case dying?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by hanguker, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. hanguker

    hanguker Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    United States
    My cheap external hdd case seems to be dying after two months. The power led had faded to a dim glow, the "hdd" light won't come on, and the Wii can't read from it anymore.

    Is there anything I can do, or do I have to just send it back.

    BTW: Anyone electronics guys know what might be happening? It has a 12V adapter and the green light is on.
  2. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    middleofnowhere, AL
    if it's covered under warrenty i whould send it in for repair.
    if not you could by a new enclosure for cheap and pop the hard drive out of that one into it.
    i had a 3 year old maxtor one touch III mini and the connector snaped off of it, so i found out what enclosure worked with notebook ide drives and got one of these.
    not sure if yours would work with it or not but it's $10 with free shipping and works with the wii quite well.
  3. thc42O

    thc42O Banned

    Jan 3, 2009
    What drive is it? mine did same thing Free agent desktop 500gb sent it back got my new one (at my 37dollar shipping cost)
  4. hanguker

    hanguker Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    United States
    I bought the HDD and the case separately.
    The HDD is a Seagate 320GB and I had been using it in my PC for a couple of years before, so I don't think it has a problem. However, I'm going to pop it in my case a test it out.
    However, my Case is a bit of a no-name brand. By the way. It's a powered 3.5 inch case.
    I just don't get why it would go dim and die like that.
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