Question SX OS 2.2 BETA HDD Not allowing me to load games! HELP

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by mikefor20, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. mikefor20
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    Hi all! So I am trying to use my HDD to load some XCI files in SXOS 2.2.. When I go to album it shows the XCI file I have in the root of the HDD but then it disappears and comes back again kind of "Flashing". It continues to do this and never finishes scanning. What could be wrong? Here's my System information.

    • WD Elemental HDD USB 3.0 2TB ExFAT formatted
    • Launch Switch 3.0.1 with SX OS 2.2 BETA Games function on the SD fine.
    I put the XCI in the root of the HDD and in HDD:\SXOS\ with the same result. The XCI is a personal dump and works fine on my SD so that's no the issue. I tried other XCI files too. I tried putting the XCI on a flash drive and SXOS didn't see the drive at all. Nothing in album. I tried all 3 ports as well.. Only things I ever plugged in to the dock until now is the Switch and the Pro controller. I hope it's not the port as it is WAY Out of warranty... Any ideas?
     
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    It appears to be accessing, it does show 1 rom but then it starts flashing,,,,
     
  3. LuigiSuperStarSaga

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    Did you install the exfat update?
     
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    long ago yes, my internal SD is Ex-fat.....
     
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    Then idk what is it.
     
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    Does your HDD have a power cable? Or does it only use the USB cable?
     
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    use a selfpowerd hdd difrent brand usb stick hdd ??
     
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    sounds like the hdd isnt getting enough power.. hopefully u didnt burn out the ports
     
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    Did you set the hard drive to primary?
     
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    How to check the ports?

    Yes
     
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    use a selfpowerd hdd
     
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    Flash drive didn't register at all... USB ports still charge the pro controller

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    I don't have one....
     
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    Are you using a y cable?
     
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    Change usb cable to "Y" usb cable (with 2 male connectors).
     
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    no y cable either.. This drive does not require one according to the forums.. ill try an older USB 2.0 HDD maybe..
     
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    What a piece of shit. It's the Wii U all over again. As others have alluded to, you'll probably need a Y cable or a drive that is externally powered. I'm sure the drive works fine on anything else with a USB port, but this is a Nintendo product.
     
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    It doesn't matter if it's self powered since the dock does not provide enough power to spin it. You need more power. You can achieve that via a Y cable.
     
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    I tried my old externally powered 1TB My BOOK WD USB2.0 and got the same result.. maybe I have a stry file on my SD mucking things up. Lots of old shit on there. I looked for sleep options but I cant find any on this drive..

    I find it hard to believe that this drive wouldn't work. It s a very popular model. I thought there would be complaints by now..

    Doc. you seem VERY knowledgeable.. how do I test the ports on my dock to ensure they are not fried? turn off Bluetooth and such and use the pro controller in wired mode? all I can think of.. They all charge the Pro controller fine...
     
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    I can think of two things to try. To eliminate the possibility of a conflict with the SD card you could use a freshly formated SD with only boot.dat.

    To assess if the ports are putting out the correct voltage you could use one of those USB testers to see if it's outputting 5v. However, since you tried an externally powered drive and got the same result that doesn't seem likely.
     
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