I dont think I can USB load...

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by TheBlueFox, Jan 4, 2010.

Jan 4, 2010
  1. TheBlueFox
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    Well, I've been doing some modding and its time that I get to connecting my USB external harddrive to my Wii. Theres just one...tiny...problem.

    The moment, and I mean the MOMENT the USB connector touches the back of the wii and against it's USB slot...it trips a circut breaker in my room and all power dies to everything.

    This has happened twice, so I know its not a coincidence. and its kinda scary, Im afraid to mess with it further.
    Has this happened to anyone else?

    Both the Wii and the external HDD are connected to the same Surge protector, the surge protector doesnt trip, its the house circutry that does. The only other thing plugged in my room is my TV (on another outlet) and my laptop (same surge protector).
     
  2. gamerjr

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    Hmm, is it actually a surge protector or just a cheap powerstrip.
     
  3. TheBlueFox
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    an actual grounded surge protector
     
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    Is it a powered USB HD or does it get the power from the USB cord?
     
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    Sounds like theres a short on the USB thats making the wii surge and trip the power.
    The surge protector should go before the trip switch to be honest , and apart from that , its a very messed up drive or wii if its doing that

    try another usb device in there and see if it trips it. (something cheap)
     
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    Granted its an old western digital drive. and it gets power from a power cord, not from the USB itself. Maybe thats the issue...Ill probably get a better drive sometime soon
     
  7. jakl_53

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    Yeah just try a flash drive in the other usb port first to see if what happens. If its good then go to the other usb port. Nothing happens like that it could a junk power strip.
     

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