HELP external HDD messes display

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  1. rafaelia
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    Super weird issue here,

    So basically without the external HDD plugged in the image the Wii displays is crystal clear,

    However as soon as the HDD is connected the image goes all fuzzy which is especially noticeable when the Wii displays anything dark.

    The external HDD has it's own power source so it can't be messing up due to it using too much power from the Wii. Anybody know what the problem could be?
     
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    It could be a damaged video cable. I suggest trying a different cable. If you aren't using component cables, they might solve your problem.
    You should try a different USB cable as well so you can rule that out as having anything to do with the problem.
     
  3. migles

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    maybe the hdd is not shielded or\and is causing interference... i had a chinese battery charger which if i plugged next to my computer the monitor would go "crazzy"

    try to connect the hdd to a laptop or something but dont move it away from the wii\tv
     
  4. rafaelia
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    Okay so I already tried with a different video cable, I bought a new one because I thought it was the cable that was the issue (It's RGB) - it's exactly the same as before,
    Tired a different usb cable - still the same

    Done what was suggested, I plugged the HDD into my laptop and kept it where it was - the wii displays normally - it only messes up if the HDD is plugged into it, funnily enough even when the HDD isn't powered on yet is plugged in to the wii there is some video interference albeit it's much worse with it powered on...
     
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    how about a usb pen drive? still does the same?
     
  6. rafaelia
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    Nope, even tried a different external HDD and it's was fine :/

    Edit -

    I'm thinking the HDD enclosure I'm using is just faulty, I know the HDD inside it decent. I'm just going to buy a better one.

    Note to others, steer clear of cheapo enclosures! The one I bought was a sliver 3.5 SATA enclosure, unbranded with just '3.5 inch external case' written on the side.
     
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    Is it a CRT? Magnetic surfaces screw up TV's