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Wii U users encounter error code 150-1093

If your new Wii U is displaying error code 150-1093 we’ve got good news and better news. The good news is you’re not alone. Wii U owners have been hitting up forums and support sites over the past few days trying to find the source of this error. The better news? There’s a solution.

It turns out error code 150-1093, which causes games to freeze on startup–resulting in very angry Nintendo fans–stems from a problem with external hard drive power. If you’re trying to load a game from a non-powered hard drive–that is, a hard drive that plugs via a single USB port with no secondary power USB or A/C power–the Wii U experiences difficulty running said game.

If your external hard drive comes with an A/C power supply or a USB y-cable, you’d do well to use one of those options. If those options aren’t available to you, you may want to consider purchasing a new hard drive with dedicated power. Until that point, if you’ve got room on your Wii U’s internal hard drive, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to transfer the saved data to that drive–a process that takes about 2 minutes, according to Joystiq.com.

Don’t shoot the messenger here. We realize that this is another one of those Wii U inconveniences. Have you had any issues with your new console? Let us know in the comments below.

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