Wii turns inmediately off when external HDD is on

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Jun 4, 2011
  1. Gamer
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    Hello!

    So... I just bought a generic enclosure for a 160 GB 3.5'' SATA HDD for my PC. It works just fine and decided to try it on my Wii.

    However when I plugged it (-both the USB cable and the external power cable-) and turned it on, and then turned on the Wii, the Wii turned off by itself a second later. So I had to turn off the HDD and unplug/plug again the Wii (I have to do this every time if the HDD is on upon starting).

    Now, if I turn ON the Wii with the HDD OFF, and then turn it ON when the Wii menu shows, it works just fine, and WiiFlow and CFG USB Loaders work just fine too (the games load and they work).

    Just wondering, if something similar has happened to any of you and if there's a way to get around it... other than turn the HDD off and then On again everytime just when the Wii has started (I don't mind to do it, however perhaps my brother forgets to turn it off and then if I start the Wii that way I will have to unplug/plug it),

    ...and of course other than getting another enclosure LOL.

    Thanks for your help and time.
     
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    I often have to press POWER twice if my HDD is plugged in. It's a bit annoying, but I don't really mind since I still get to play games from my HDD.

    Try turning on the Wii, letting it turn off, then turning it on again. See if it stays on.
     
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    There is small homebrew utility to check the HDDs, you might want to try it That is developed for Wimmc though.
     
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    How is the enclosure powered? Does it use an external power adapter or does it take it's power from the usb ports?

    You could try to connect it to a self powered usb hub, and that hub to the wii.
    Maybe it's startup current is too high. In that case, the self powered hub might solve the issue.
    Normally, an usb port is capable of delivering 0.5Amps. It's voltage is 5V.
     
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    It's powered by an external power adapter, which is why I found it weird. But I'm going to try the USB HUB thing, thanks.

    BTW, this is the enclosure:
    http://www.rematedecomputadoras.com/detall...,163,132,71.htm

    Well, I thought I had a self-powered USB HUB, however I can't find it... seems I might try it later. Thanks anyway.
     

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