So the harddrive I always used for my Wii, and recently put on my WiiU stopped working...

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by The Frenchman, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. The Frenchman

    The Frenchman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 13, 2008
    My WiiU now greets me with an error message about the hard drive probably not getting enough juice.

    This hard drive worked fine on my Wii for many years and yesterday worked great bon my WiiU too...

    I guess I shoud be getting a Y cable but I'm just puzzled as to what changed... Could the fact that it holds now more datas that it needs more juice?

    Weird stuff.
  2. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I break all the warranties

    Aug 22, 2016
    United States
    Constant Fear
    I would get it to work on your computer and then copy stuff over to your compute (just incase your drive is going out)
    but ya try a Y cable maybe.
  3. GinBunBun

    GinBunBun GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 24, 2012
    United States
    I don't know. Ohio I think?
    yes you need a usb Y cable or a self powered HDD. The wii u's usb ports from what I understand are underpowered for some odd reason. Either way get a y cable and you will be fine. There is nothing wrong with your hard drive.