Wii games freezing due to lack of usb y cable?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by nettowho, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. nettowho
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    nettowho Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I just installed vWii on my Wii U today and when I got around playing my Wii backups they started freezing. It happens after a few minutes of gameplay and the whole console either freezes or the screen goes blank and starts bleeping. I had to plug the power plug to turn it off.

    Is this due to the lack of a usb y cable on my external hard drive? Thanks.
     
  2. TehCupcakes

    TehCupcakes GBAtemp Regular

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    It very well could be. Without a Y cable your hard drive may not be receiving sufficient power, thus it shuts off mid game. (And logically if the system is trying to read from a hard drive that's lost power it would freeze.)
     
  3. nettowho
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    Cheers, just ordered a usb y cable. Hopefully it will fix this.
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Yeah, it's going to freak out if there's insufficient power to the HDD. A Y-cable will give it power from two USB ports as opposed to one, so it'll work just fine :P