Sorry, I'm pretty noob to these things. I take that ground means (on a plug) the smaller strip?
Originally Posted by wiidoggii
How do I check if all the grounds are connected? And what is the main ground? I am using a power strip (4 outlets) so would that be the panel?
Lastly, everything worked fine just days ago before the move. After I get here, it's all weird. o.o So I'm not sure if it's a "better cable" thing.
Thanks for the help.
An update on this.
Originally Posted by DoDoo
I also discovered that this problem disappears completely when I unplug the coaxial cable from the wall to my TV. Also, if I plug it back in when the USB is plugged into the Wii, the interference starts again.
I can receive digital channels (I couldn't before), maybe that's a difference for the cable?
Maybe the cable needs to be replaced? If it does, would this one help out? Link
no the cable is fine but if you take the end of the cable apart there is a good chance that the foil around the plastic bit of the coaxial cable is touching the coper wire of the cable on route. if the cable is seeled that you use it is the box in the wall that is at fault and there is foil touching something in it, that it should not be.
And to answer your question from before the ground in somthing is a peice of wire that is conected to a peice of metal that is inbeded in the ground. Not sure on a cable how it works but wit a plug all your grounds (Earths) go back to your circut breaker in the house and it is conected to ground by a wire conected to a pole or somthing in the ground. (sry i no its no help but just thought you might like to know)
Last edited by Swishgav; 01-07-2010 at 04:37 PM.
iv just managed to get one of my old HDD's into an enclosure so that i can use a usb loader with my wii.
im getting the same problem, when the HDD is connected to the wii only, if the power is on without the usb in then it is fine.
not sure what it is like everyone else, but my pc is also connected to the same tv next to the wii, when i use the HDD with that there is no problem.
iv never experienced anything like this before, all my wiring to the tv is in the wall with the tv wall mounted aswell, (power cord's are all external before anyone starts). the coaxial cable is coming straight from the roof into the back of the tv from the wall, (not via socket)
if it was an issue with the power interfering with the av cables then it would have affected all my other wiring from the start.
its got to be an issue with the wii or the HDD enclosure as other people are using their HDD without this issue.
i have a LED in the enclosure, i will try and use it out of the enclosure and see if that is the issue.
I'm having this problem too. A 160GB seagate HDD in a 3.5" external caddy from ebay.
One thing that I've read elsewhere could be why we're having this problem... are you all using usb A to A? (male-male)?
Driving me insane, I can't seem to find a fix for this. I even tried the crazy tin foil thing!
I tried using the usb cable with choke but it did absolutely notta. I had also removed the 3rd prong or ground from my power cable and neither with or without had any effect. I tried better wii component cable also with no effect. The external hard drive enclosure I'm using actually has media controls so you can hook it directly to a tv and play files so I'd imagine it has some type of interference blocking feature as well. The only luck I had was moving the wii and tv to one outlet, and then moving the hard drive to a completely different outlet. It didn't completely remove the static but it made it so much better I can at least stand it now. I'm almost certain the 2 outlets are still on the same circuit, so maybe moving the hard drive to a different outlet not on the same circuit would help more but short of using a 25 foot extension cable and running it across the floor in plain site I can't do that.
This is more of a work a round rather than a fix. I wasn't happy so I dug through my equipment and found my old WD Passport hard drive. It's a laptop hard drive (2.5") in an external case that doesn't require a power cord. It uses the power from the usb port. I ran into trouble at first it didn't work. I dug through my box of unused cables and hooked up a usb "y" cable. Then I had enough power for it to work just fine and no more lines. 22-136-405-Z01.jpg12-270-226-S01.jpg
I have the same problem, if you use the standard composite audio/video cable the problem is virtually gone.
The only problem is I ran my component cable inside my wall so i do not want to run a wii cable through it. -no more room.