Wii Not Detecting HDD, Help!!!

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  1. Vlone
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    So what happend was today I accidentaly dropped my hdd and my usb cable snapped on the thing that goes inside of the hdd so, I ended up getting another one but now my wii doesn't detect it it act's as if nothing is plugged in but the hdd has the led on
     
  2. Shawn ShyGuy

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    Have you formatted the HDD on a computer, prior to using it on your wii? Make sure it's FAT32 or NTFS.
     
  3. wantboost

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    Is the hddstill ok . Plug it into a pc

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  4. GreyWolf

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    You replaced the drive or cable? It sounds like the USB port on the drive broke.
     
  5. Vlone
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    I replaced the cable

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    yep, and it's fat32 and wbfs because I Have 2 partitions
     
  6. ScarletDreamz

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    Maybe the loader its suffering trying to read the correct partition.

    Pick just 1, i suggest fat32.
     
  7. Vlone
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    but homebrew doesn't read it either
     
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    Either the port broke, or the drive broke. I broke a HDD from dropping it on my bed once by accident, and dropping it on a hard surface is much more likely to break it.
    Try to look inside the port, see if everything looks okay (no pins are bent, the center thing looks straight) and also make sure the cable plugs in straight and isn't tilted like the port itself is bent. I've broken a MicroUSB port before by dropping the device while it was plugged in and while it wasn't visibly damaged, when I plugged in a cable it was tilted at an angle so clearly the port itself was bent, and the port didn't work at all afterwards.
     
  9. Vlone
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    So I found out it didn't have to do with the cable braking, it had to do with the partitions
     
  10. ScarletDreamz

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    Who would it tought? /sarcast off

    The active primary partition should always be the one including the games and apps, don't use WBFS+FAT32, if you got a fat32 you don't need nothing else.
     
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    Then it must have been like that before you dropped the drive, right? Dropping the drive didn't magically change the partitions :P