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The system plays for awhile, but then shuts off on its own

  • If the problem occurs every now and then (but not frequently or regularly), please click here to view our "No Power" troubleshooting.


  • If you are able to get power to come back on, but then it keeps going out, the problem is likely due to either overheating or from an unlicensed accessory tripping the fuse on the AC Adapter. Please check for the following:
    1. Make sure that the word "Wii" and the model number "RVL-002 (USA)" molded into the AC adapter. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work correctly.
    2. Avoid the use of unlicensed products such as memory cards, controllers, and cheat devices. Some of these products are poorly manufactured and may result in damage to your system. If one of these products is attached to your system, remove it and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
    3. Check all accessories, licensed or not, for physical damage. Physical damage, such as frayed wiring or a cracked housing can cause the system to shut down. Remove any damaged products and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
    4. Make sure the Wii has good ventilation. Avoid operating the Wii while it's on carpeting or inside an enclosed space. If you have the Wii placed in a vertical position, make sure the vents on the bottom are lined up properly with the hole in the plastic stand and no foreign material is obstructing that hole.
    5. Check the vent on the back and side (or bottom, depending on how you have the system positioned) of the Wii for dust build up. The system will shut down if it cannot vent properly to prevent overheating. If there is a build-up, remove it using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
    6. If the above steps do not solve the problem, you should try resetting the AC Adapter. in one of my other tips.
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    Wii console stopped working; I unplugged everything from console for 2 mins. dusted vents. Im thinking I may need to replace the thin, round, flat battery? Would that be the ultimate fix and if still nothing, then send to manufacturer?


    The system plays for awhile, but then shuts off on its own
    • If the problem occurs every now and then (but not frequently or regularly), please click here to view our "No Power" troubleshooting by clicking here.
    • If you are able to get power to come back on, but then it keeps going out, the problem is likely due to either overheating or from an unlicensed accessory tripping the fuse on the AC Adapter. Please check for the following:
      1. Make sure that the word "Wii" and the model number "RVL-002 (USA)" molded into the AC adapter. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work correctly.
      2. Avoid the use of unlicensed products such as memory cards, controllers, and cheat devices. Some of these products are poorly manufactured and may result in damage to your system. If one of these products is attached to your system, remove it and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
      3. Check all accessories, licensed or not, for physical damage. Physical damage, such as frayed wiring or a cracked housing can cause the system to shut down. Remove any damaged products and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
      4. Make sure the Wii has good ventilation. Avoid operating the Wii while it's on carpeting or inside an enclosed space. If you have the Wii placed in a vertical position, make sure the vents on the bottom are lined up properly with the hole in the plastic stand and no foreign material is obstructing that hole.
      5. Check the vent on the back and side (or bottom, depending on how you have the system positioned) of the Wii for dust build up. The system will shut down if it cannot vent properly to prevent overheating. If there is a build-up, remove it using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
      6. If the above steps do not solve the problem, you should try resetting the AC Adapter. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

    Sep 20, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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    my wii is shutting off and idont know what to do


    Hi,
    • The system plays for awhile, but then shuts off on its own
      • If the problem occurs every now and then (but not frequently or regularly), please click here to view our "No Power" troubleshooting by clicking here.
      • If you are able to get power to come back on, but then it keeps going out, the problem is likely due to either overheating or from an unlicensed accessory tripping the fuse on the AC Adapter. Please check for the following:
        1. Make sure that the word "Wii" and the model number "RVL-002 (USA)" molded into the AC adapter. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work correctly.
        2. Avoid the use of unlicensed products such as memory cards, controllers, and cheat devices. Some of these products are poorly manufactured and may result in damage to your system. If one of these products is attached to your system, remove it and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
        3. Check all accessories, licensed or not, for physical damage. Physical damage, such as frayed wiring or a cracked housing can cause the system to shut down. Remove any damaged products and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
        4. Make sure the Wii has good ventilation. Avoid operating the Wii while it's on carpeting or inside an enclosed space. If you have the Wii placed in a vertical position, make sure the vents on the bottom are lined up properly with the hole in the plastic stand and no foreign material is obstructing that hole.
        5. Check the vent on the back and side (or bottom, depending on how you have the system positioned) of the Wii for dust build up. The system will shut down if it cannot vent properly to prevent overheating. If there is a build-up, remove it using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
        6. If the above steps do not solve the problem, you should try resetting the AC Adapter. Click here for instructions on how to do this.



    If none of those tips help you, I recommend contacting Nintendo at 1-800-255-3700, between 6am - 7pm, Pacific Time, 7 days a week for further assistance.

    Sep 04, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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    nintendo ds lite goes on and off and restart at the beginning when you push on arrow or buttons.


    HI,
    The system plays for a while, but then shuts off on its own
    o If the problem occurs every now and then (but not frequently or regularly), please click here to view our "No Power" troubleshooting by clicking here.
    o If you are able to get power to come back on, but then it keeps going out, the problem is likely due to either overheating or from an unlicensed accessory tripping the fuse on the AC Adapter. Please check for the following:
    1. Make sure that the word "Wii" and the model number "RVL-002 (USA)" molded into the AC adapter. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work correctly.
    2. Avoid the use of unlicensed products such as memory cards, controllers, and cheat devices. Some of these products are poorly manufactured and may result in damage to your system. If one of these products is attached to your system, remove it and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
    3. Check all accessories, licensed or not, for physical damage. Physical damage, such as frayed wiring or a cracked housing can cause the system to shut down. Remove any damaged products and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
    4. Make sure the Wii has good ventilation. Avoid operating the Wii while it's on carpeting or inside an enclosed space. If you have the Wii placed in a vertical position, make sure the vents on the bottom are lined up properly with the hole in the plastic stand and no foreign material is obstructing that hole.
    5. Check the vent on the back and side (or bottom, depending on how you have the system positioned) of the Wii for dust build up. The system will shut down if it cannot vent properly to prevent overheating. If there is a build-up, remove it using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
    6. If the above steps do not solve the problem, you should try resetting the AC Adapter. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

    Take care.

    Aug 20, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

    1 Answer

    when i on my sony cybershot dsc-w35 a"E:91:01" msg will display in screen,and flash is not working


    A letter and number error code of E:61:xx , E:62:xx , or E:91:xx is an indication a malfunction has occurred in the camera. To try resolving any of these error codes, power reset the camera back to the original factory specifications.

    I'll forward a link to a page where you can view the information about power resetting the Camera.

    Please click on the link to open the page to view the troubleshooting steps.

    http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C265373

    Thank You!

    Apr 06, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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