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    Unhappy Wii USB port does not detect my key/HD anymore

    Edit: Solution for this problem found: Plug something in the usb port 1, whatever it is, and the hard disk on the usb port 0 will be successfully mounted... crazy but worked (cIOS38 rev15)!

    Dear all,

    I used to play my Wii games from my HD through USB Loader GX.
    But I now have a huge problem: the loaders do not detect my hard drives or keys on the USB port...

    I didn't change anything from the situation when it worked to the actual situation.
    It used to work on both my external HD and my USB key, and now it doesn't work on neither of them...

    I am on Wii 4.1U with cIOS 38 rev14 + cIOS 222 and 223.
    It used to work perfectly until a few days ago.
    I did not change anything, nor to the Wii neither to the HD.

    I tried USB Loader GX r810, r815, NeoGamma R8b3 (usb loading), and even the old USBLoader 1.0 by Waninkoko.
    None of them worked. The later one prints out this error: Could not initialize USB subsystem! (ret = -1)
    Worst: MPlayer CE cannot mount the NTFS partition (the HD contains NTFS and WBFS partitions, and worked well on both MPlayer CE for NTFS and USB Loader for WBFS).

    The HD and the key are still working fine with the computer.
    I detect and can modify the WBFS partition.

    Do you think this is a hardware problem? (USB down....)
    Or a software pb?

    Do you have any suggestions, solutions?


    PS: The USB port 1 (not the one used to play games) is working fine (network LAN).
    I tried to reinstall cIOS 38 rev 14, 222 and 223 rev4, it worked but didn't solve the problem.

    Edit: Before "waiting for your slow usb device", there is a 5-10 seconds blank black screen, then 1 or 2 seconds pixelized weird screen, with hardly readable "description not available" on the bottom when launching Usb Loader GX (then the "waiting for ur slow usb device...").
    Not really helpful though...

    Edit2: When I start games with NeoGamma r8b3, I have the following error: Error #001 unauthorized device detected.
    But the games work fine launched from the Channel disc (even backups, thanks to cIOSCORP and StarPatch) or from Gecko 1.9.3.
    I didn't try for a long time on NeoGamma so I dunno if it's linked to my problem or not and if the error was there before... any clue?

    -- This problem was due to the rev15 of the cIOS038 by Waninkoko... Going back to the rev14 solved the problem --
    Last edited by Sp00ky; 11-21-2009 at 04:23 AM.

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    I am having the same problem with my USB loader GX which started last night. I managed to run USB loader GX and updated to it's latest version (with the Error #002 fix) and everything was working fine (even downloaded all the covers, 2 days all working well until last night). I was so glad and transferred all the games from my DVD and hard drive (PC). I don't know it was any updater or firmware that I ran in Homebrew Channel or some iso I copied using WBFS manager in Windows that did this problem.

    Edit2: Before "waiting for your slow usb device", there is a 5-10 seconds blank black screen, then 1 or 2 seconds pixelized weird screen, with hardly readable "description not available" on the bottom when launching Usb Loader GX (then the "waiting for ur slow usb device...").
    Not really helpful though...
    The same exact thing occurred to my Wii especially the 1 or 2 seconds pixelized weird screen. (Didn't try Neogamma though) I am trying to search the forum now and googling my way through the net as well to find a solution. I even tried to format my Wii but still has the same problem. I hope someone could help us with this problem and post a solution or point us to some fix. We will gladly appreciate it.

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    Maybe a stupid suggestion, but whenever I cannot mount my USB drive for any reason, a hard Wii reset (by pushing power until the red light comes on), usually fixes it.

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    2rent4uber, you actually FORMATED your Wii and restarted all the hacking process from scratch?!
    I didn't have the required motivation to do so... and you say it even didn't solve the problem? Woaw...

    I also ripped all my games to my brand new USB hard drive (that I bought especially for it) and it used to work well... I wish I could go back to that situation.

    If you find any clue on the web, please let me know!
    I didn't find anything useful so far... I'm kinda getting pessimistic about it...
    And I worry if the last version of USB Loader GX can make physical damage to the USB port. Watch out!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaydoc05 View Post
    Maybe a stupid suggestion, but whenever I cannot mount my USB drive for any reason, a hard Wii reset (by pushing power until the red light comes on), usually fixes it.
    I tried many times, it doesn't change anything...
    The USB devices that used to be detected are not detected anymore...
    Last edited by Sp00ky; 11-16-2009 at 11:15 PM. Reason: minor english corrections (Im not native english speaker...)

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    Formatted from the Wii System and not a 3rd party program, as for the Hack I just only need the Homebrew Channel, USB Loader GX, and duplicate channel and Iíll be fine. There might be some cIOS or some files left behind and it might be the culprit. My Wii by the way has a modchip installed when I bought it and even barely a month and already done some tweaking to it. As for the portable hard drive it is an Iomega eGo 500GB (nice sleek design) and it works flawlessly for the last 2 days after that mishap trying to get from 3.3U to 4.0U or 4.1U, maybe some files have been overwritten, I'm still a newbie when it comes to this modding/hacking thing. But I manage to follow the instruction on this guide How to Store/Load Wii Games via USB Hard Drive [Slick Tricks]

    I should have been satisfied with the setup that was working before. Just like you I bought this portable hard drive exclusively for the Wii. 50+ games and I donít to want to transfer back-and-forth from PC to this drive again it took me a great deal of time just transferring them and freeing my PC valuable space and no need for DVDís.
    And I worry if the last version of USB Loader GX can make physical damage to the USB port. Watch out!
    Yaiks! Now that makes me worry more. I havenít got also the time and even at work I canít concentrate thinking about what to do about my Wii. Hehehe! Maybe during the weekend Iíll make the most out of it to fix this issue.

    Any other workaround or fix? Need your help guys. We will highly appreciate it!
    Last edited by 2rent4uber; 11-17-2009 at 01:41 AM. Reason: Wrong UBB codes

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    I try later this Configurable USB Loader v32 and see what happens. It seems like there are people having the same problem with USB Loader GX like us who has a working recognizable drive before and only this couple of days (November) their drive suddenly ran into this problem. Hmnnn. Coincidence?

    Found this on the USB Loader GX site. We Hack Wii: Configurable USB Loader v32

    Or another option if I really have a lot of time and want to start from scratch again. I'll use the AnyTitle Deleter AnyTitle Deleter - WiiBrew

    No need to worry about bricking our Wii since according to the site it contains extensive anti-brick precautions.
    Last edited by 2rent4uber; 11-17-2009 at 03:30 AM. Reason: Addendum

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    I tried that "Configurable USB Loader", the current last version (v47), which is supposed to mount FAT partitions and load .wbfs games.

    So I made a FAT32 parition, converted an ISO (a WDF game file actually) to the WBFS format and put it on the disk (an usb key that used to be working actually).
    Configurable USB Loader didn't success in mounting the key...

    I have the same problem with that soft, even tought it's using a different file format (FAT32).
    Now I'm really wondering if the USB port 0 hasn't been corrupted...


    Edit: The Error 001 (unauthorized device) with NeoGamma was due to the cIOS38 rev15 which has this bug unfortunately.
    Going back to the cIOS038 rev14 solved this problem which was not linked to the usb mounting problem.

    Edit2: Workaround to test: going back to cIOS038 rev10 (by Waninkoko) and try to use the USB port 1.
    But I'm afraid that if it's a soft problem that corrupted the USB port, I don't want to repeat it on the one and only working port left...
    At least I advise not to use USB Loader GX but another loader if you wanna try 2rent4uber.

    Edit 3: OK, it's working as a charm on the port 1 with cIOS036 rev10.
    So that proof that the Wii can still provide power supply to the USB devices and that this is NOT a hard disk problem but the port 0 which is corrupted...
    The point is now I'd like to get my USB port 0 working again, to use the cIOS038 rev14...


    Edit 4: The USB port 0 is working with the USB LAN Adapter (I have internet through the USB Lan Adapter on USB Port 0)... So the usb port seems not to be 100% corrupted (devices are also receiving power when I plug them) but only "bricked" or whatever that makes hard drive unreadable...
    With the rev10, the hard disk is working only if I plug it on the port 1. And with the rev14, it's not working neither on port 0 nor port 1 (of course for the later one). I don't really want to use the rev10 and the port 1 for 2 reasons (1. rev10 is old, 2. I don't want to corrupt the port 1).

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    Talking

    OK, I found a solution...

    It may be weird, but as explained in this topic by donka, it works if we plug something, whatever it is, on the usb port 1 (the other one)...

    I tried and the hdd is finally successfully mounted with the rev15 (rev14 works fine too I guess) if I plug the USB LAN adapter on the usb port 1...

    Crazy!

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    i have the same problem.
    to fix it all i need to do is re-install cios 202
    hope this help.

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    Actually, a solution is to load the USB Loader with the cIOS 223 rev4 (IOS38 merged with IOS60) from HermŤs.
    By holding B when u launch the Configurable USB Loader for instance.

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