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    Loading a USB drive from "Port 1"

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    I'm wondering if anyone is able to help me out here. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but my Wii's USB Port 0 is no longer working.. I have neither the tools to open the hardware, nor the experience to confidently assess and fix the problem =), so I'm instead hoping there is some kind of application similar to uLoader that's able to load USB devices from Port 1, but I haven't been able to find any.. If you know where I can find one, please let me know.

    Otherwise, any helpful advice is appreciated. Thank you!

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    Sorry, but I don't think so. How do you know your port 0 is bad?

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    I tried two different cables, and neither one of them worked in uLoader. Then i tried a homebrew program (called isUSB or something like that) just to see whether it could detect my hard drive in the first place.. The program could detect the hard drive when it was connected to Port 1, but not when it was connected to Port 0. The device also works fine when hooked up to my PC. I think my only options at this point are as follows: 1) Configure Port 1 to act as Port 0 by messing with the connections (I would really need to learn how to solder for this ;3), 2) Find a program like uLoader that is able to load devices from Port 1, or 3) Buy a new Wii =P Option 2 is what I'm hoping for, but any other suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

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    It's really hard for me to believe that a USB port can just go bad. Do you have another drive that you could test with? Maybe a thumb drive? If so, format it to FAT32 and put an apps folder on it. Put any application on it then run Homebrew. Press the 1 (if not 1 then its 2) button on the remote and choose USB device and see if it loads your app.

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    Well, I guess it's confession time :3 I wanted to save myself the shame, but you've left me no choice! Let's just say USB Port 0 is now completely unusable =). It originally stopped working inexplicably, but I kept prodding at it and trying to 'adjust' it until it worked (because I'm just that impatient), and I ended up completely butchering it D; spokes bent and all. I did try your suggestion for Port 1 though, and it loaded just fine. So I know Port 1 still works! =P But yeah, Port 0 is definitely a lost cause D;

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    Well, I believe it's a hardware limitation that prevents the use of port 1. You can search around (or maybe someone can confirm that there is no loader that will work) but I verified that USB Loader GX, CFG USBLoader and WiiFlow doesn't work with port 1.

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    Lol, you are not alone. That port is broken on mine as well. I think it fell of the stand (gamecube controller pulled perhaps) while a flashdrive was connected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    It's really hard for me to believe that a USB port can just go bad.
    Plugging, unplugging, pulling or tension on the cable at the connection point --- all are easily contributable to this. I do know that Oddgriffin's USB port is non-functional in a similar fashion (I suspect in his case it may somehow relate to his son --- kids period are enough to be a never-ending cause for things

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    Lol, the wii is so messed up I can't even manually eject disks. I have to use a homebrew app (thank god one exists) just to eject disks from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Plugging, unplugging, pulling or tension on the cable at the connection point --- all are easily contributable to this. I do know that Oddgriffin's USB port is non-functional in a similar fashion (I suspect in his case it may somehow relate to his son --- kids period are enough to be a never-ending cause for things
    If thats the case then I'd say someone like Oddgriffin's Wii could be fixed. It might be just a bad solder joint. But as far as the OP, lol, it might not be that easy.

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