Hard Drive is not loading-worked for a year previous
I'm reading these other posts related to hard drives not working and I'm not going to lie or pretend I understand some of the terminology used. Here is the basic facts in laymans terms.
I bought this Wii and the hard drive last Dec. preloaded with over 180 games. It worked fine for the past 1yr. I'm about to sell it to a friend. Turned it on to show her what button on the Wii menu to hit to access the drive and after a min of thinking, it just brings me back to the menu again. I thought maybe I had plugged the USB cord into the wrong one (since there are two on the console), restarted the machine (and hard drive) and tried again--same thing.
I then hooked up the hard drive to my computer thinking maybe in my ignorance, I deleted the files off of it--all the games are still there. I have no idea what is going on. I tried unplugging everything at that point and hooked it up to a different tv. Still same issue. The button is on there showing the hard drive but it won't load it.
Please, if anyone responds, I don't know what some of the technical terminology is. All I can tell you is the hard drive is a Western Digital Model# WDBAAF50000EBK-01. My Wii is a 2006 model no. RVL-001 (usa). Any help is greatly appreciated.