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    Unhappy USB Drive causes static

    Hello, wii hacks, i've been a member without posting for a while, and now i fianlly do with the cry for help or an explenation. My wii as soon as i plug in a USB harddrive that i readied from USB loader, causes onscreen static, im guessing bandwidth usage or something. When in the Wii Home Menu when you plug it in, it starts doing it, and when i remove it stops, the static increases with data transfer why im asuming its bandwidth of hte bus or something idk,i dont have another USB harddrive but i will try my thumb drive as soon as i get it haves any one else haves this problem? I searched and no 1 has expierence this, mayby its just the HD encosure im using, some generic one i bought at a computer show?

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    just try the other usb. it might be a one off.

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    My USB hard drive causes the same static on the screen. Mine is a generic USB enclosure from Fry's. I will try putting my hard drive in another enclosure to see if that solves it.

    Maybe the usb cable isn't grounded or something? ANy luck on your end?

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    Any solutions for this problem yet. I just modded my wii yesterday and have the same problem. It doesn't matter if I use USB plug 1 or 2.

    Thank you for your help out there.

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    Thumbs up usb causes static

    Try this, might sound daft, but it worked for me. Wrap aluminium foil around the cable that connects your wii to the tv. I had the same issues with regards to static, till i tried the foil trick. Hope it helps anyone

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    ^^^^ What that guy said is a good idea as it also works with Coaxial Cable (TV).

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    The reason this is happening is because there is frequencies being emited from the cable because of the current going through it, There is no alumininum protection gaurd around the cable in question. The tinfoil would work well i would image but you should be able to by a cable with it built in.

    Also try moveing the tv higher or lower or the cable around a bit.

    Hopes this helps you.

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    The current passing through the cable would be piss all as would the voltage (DC) so the effects wouldn't be severe but it can casue still cause interferance due to poor shielding.

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    you don't need huge voltages or amps for a emf to interfear. But you are right about the cables, dare usual just built like shite.

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    move to australia, where we have AC and you will be fine.

    we also have AC/DC

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