HDD problem?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by robbywu, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. robbywu
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    robbywu Advanced Member

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    So I have a HDD with about 36 games on it, i've been using it for months with no problem via wiiflow. Yesterday I go to play and i notice the green light on the HDD suddenly turns red and the game freezes. Doesn't matter which game it is. I have to manually turn off the wii and restart the HDD. It seems like the hard drive only stays on for about a minute or 2 before "stopping?!"

    I hooked it up to my comp and used wii backup manager and the games show up but after a few minutes when the light goes red it freezes up again


    ANY ideas?
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    the cable, drive or enclosure is broken

    test another cable

    if that doesnt help hook it up to a pc via sata/esata/ide depending on what the drive is (usb/fw wont do it)
    and run a "smart" (acronym!) tool to see whats going on
    sorry but I dont know the name of a windows one and smartctl probably isnt for you
     
  3. robbywu
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    well i am glad someone responded


    thank you


    i have a friend who runs linux ill see if he can figure it out