When we plug in the wii, the red light comes on. But when we hit that button to turn it on, it immediately shuts down. No noise, no lights, nothing. It currently has a game in it but the rejedt button does...
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If this is happen frequently, Nintendo suggests that it commonly can occur with the use of unlicensed AC power adapters or other gaming accessories. The second most common cause is from overheating or lack of ventilation to the Wii game console. Check an make sure there is adequate spacing behind the console unit.
Lastly, as with all electronics, make sure you have a good solid connection between the AC adapter, the wall, and the power port on the Nintendo Wii. Loosened connections can cause irregular or intermittent power issues to your Nintendo Wii. The fit of the adapters should be snug with no wiggle room.
Here is an excerpt from the Nintendo Website on the issue:
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 below).
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 below).
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. Here are the steps for resetting the power adapter...
# Unplug/remove all accessories from the system (including game discs, SD Cards, memory cards, Nintendo Wii controllers, hookup cables, the AC Adapter, and Sensor Bar) from the outlet and Wii.
# Let the system rest for about 90 seconds. While you're waiting, check to see that controller cords, AC Adapter, and Stereo AV cables/Component Video cables are not frayed or have exposed wires (this can cause the system to shut off); if so, you should replace those parts.
# After the 90 seconds, Plug the AC Adapter into the system and wall outlet. Check to see if the power light on the Power button comes on.
# If the system works, plug ONE accessory into your system starting with the Sensor Bar, then turn the system on to see if it still works. Repeat this process with ONE accessory at a time. If your system doesn't work once you put a particular accessory in (Sensor Bar, GameDisc, Nintendo Wii controller, Memory Card, SD Card, etc.), there may be something defective with that accessory.
# If the power does not come on, a repair will be necessary. Because it is not possible to determine which item (Wii console or A/C Adapter) needs repair, please call our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available options.
# If the power is still continually shutting off regularly, please call our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available options
I hope this helps. Thanks and good day.
Apr 15, 2010 |
Nintendo Wii Console