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    Harddrive will not power down when Wii is powerd down

    I have 2 wii's both soft mod running 4.3. using wiiflow. The first wii when powered off the hard drive powers off also. The second wii when powered down only console shuts off but HD continues to run. Both HD's are the same Western Digital. thoughts anyone?? Any help would be appreciated thx

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    are both Wii with Wii-Connect24 disabled ? or enabled ?
    are both Wii set wifi ready ?

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    both wii's have connect24 disabled. not sure about wifi ready? thats is in the same menu as Connect24 correct?

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    from what u said, it appears u didn't know the console could be set with 3 access points.
    if u haven't set internet link to the Wii console, that's "wifi not ready". u may check it on the Wii SETUP menu (page 2 ?)
    btw, when power down, u get red light or amber on the wii panel ? normally, when it's red, the usbport has no dc-voltage output to power the usb harddrive.
    is ur WD harddrive of 500GB or larger ? with external power supply ?

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    1. Same as connect 24, NO! - There is another option called Internet Disable or delete any connections shown there.

    2. Hold the power button down for about 8-10 sec or until you see the little Light on the front of the console turn RED.

    3.Unplug any USB's from the WII if it wont turn off when console has been fully powered down.

    4. Check to see if your HDD is running off AC power (Plugged into the wall or powerboard) if it has AC power adaptor unplug it

    Follow the above and if your HDD still revs its shiny spinning disk (Stays On) Call a Spirit Clenser to come clean your house of spooks because dude there is no way it should be able to run with out AC power or power form the USB input.

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    thanks for the feedback guys but I'm still a bit confused. Basically what I would like to do is leave my HD plugged in when Wii is powered off and have the HD power off also. This works with one console but not the other. This is a WD HD 1TB external with no AC adapter. BTW, all access points are empty no connections to internet at all. Not sure why this works on one but not the other? I have the settings mirrored on both units

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    Are you sure one wii's is not just going into standby mode (Yellow/Orange LED light) as this mode keeps power going to the USB ports, Fully OFF is RED LED light for that U need to hold the Wii power button down longer then 5sec until u see the LED turn RED.


    Another thing IF your wii has the strange urge not to go into full power down mode if u simply would like to just have it completly power down when press the button and not hold it in.

    Fully Power down your wii, Press the power button again to turn it on but immeditaly hold the reset button to boot into priiloader, Once in priiloader browse to Settings and select the menu item that relates to what the shutdown button does and just change that to Completely off mode not standby, save and restart the console to test it.

    Edit:
    Forgot to mention that Priiloaders Settings/Names of Item Selections may differ from between v0.X and v0.5/Current

    Version 0.5's Setting option is just called Standby: Off/ON so, So u just set this one to ON or OFF
    Last edited by ledhead900; 09-07-2010 at 06:27 AM. Reason: Update possible fix
    Wii U Black 32GB - unmodified pending stable hacks.
    Retired White Wii - 4.2E:
    USBLOADER-GX, Hermes v4/5, Priiloaderv0.7, Ciosx rev21DX2
    Sandisk 8gig SDHC, USB - WD Elements 1TB External HDD





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    awesome ledhead I will give it a shot thanks

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    if u've "OFF"-ed the WiiConnect24, standby mode (amber light) is unlikely happens to you.
    the last, but not least, fix may be for u to unplug the power cords after game over.

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    Maybe So But he has tired turning off wiiconnect and he does not have any wif connections apparently. I also did mention He may need to just unplug it but unlikey as if there is power getting to it when it is not powered via AC and is plugged into the Wii USB port then His Wii is just not powered down completely, (Amber Light, is just like sleep mode on windows 7)

    I was using a USB HDD at one point and Amber light kept power to it, Apprently this holds true even for smart powered AC USB hdd's (like the one i have now) that detects if the HDD is plugged into the device if it is not it does not provide power to the HDD. Again this would link back to if he can manage to rule out that his Console is not going into standby or providing power to USB when completely off
    Wii U Black 32GB - unmodified pending stable hacks.
    Retired White Wii - 4.2E:
    USBLOADER-GX, Hermes v4/5, Priiloaderv0.7, Ciosx rev21DX2
    Sandisk 8gig SDHC, USB - WD Elements 1TB External HDD





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