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Saturday, December 19, 2009

If you own a Wii, read this!

Last night our Wii wouldn't turn on. It had no power. But since my friend had a similar issue a few months ago, I already knew how to fix it. Should yours ever not power on, you need to reset your power cord. To do this, you need to unplug it out of the wall and out of the Wii and leave it unplugged for at least 2 minutes. After that, ours powered right back up!


Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip. Will keep in mind in case this does happen.


Chicago Spartan said...

This happened to us too! I thought it was broken, but did the same thing..unplugged it for a while and then it worked again when I plugged it back in. I was so glad it wasn't broken!!

Kristin from Couponing to Disney said...

Amen! I would hate to have to pay to replace the Wii. I love it too much!

Dawn said...

One fault with the Wii is the power supply. Go bad. If it ever doesn't work after this trick, try replacing the power supply (about $20) before you give up on it. It's a really cheap and easy fix for a common problem.

Anonymous said...

I have noticed that ours will light up in the middle of the night and I hear the where the disk spinning. I have noticed that it is very hot on the side and sometimes the light goes red. We now remove the disk after playing and it has not happened since.

Michala said...

This happened to us too. I unplugged the cord from the Wii, thinking that would fix it, but it didn't. I was about to send it back when I did a little more research and found out it's the cord itself, not the Wii that needs to reset. Unplugged that from the wall, and after a minute or 2, it was back to normal.
Very frustrating. Hasn't happened again though.

emily's chacha said...

Ours actually DID break, and out of warranty too. But this is nice: Even out of warranty, Nintendo charges a flat $70 to repair or replace a Wii console. So even if something terrible happened to it, $70 will get you a new one and you will have your full 1 year warranty back. We ended up doing that and including shipping both ways it took 7 days. Very reasonable I think.

The blue light in the middle of the night thing? That is normal, and it will happen if your Wii is connected to the Internet. The light happens when your Wii is in standby mode (yellow/orange light) and gets an update from Nintendo. Then it will light up blue to let you know you have an update.

emily's chacha said...

Also a red light is NORMAL and not a bad thing. That is what happens if you power off the Wii with the button on the front instead of the button on the Wiimote. Not scary or bad. Normal.

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