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Wii will not power on.

Had a power outage for two minutes and now the wii does not work.

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    my wii will not turn on i changed the standby batt but it did not help.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    my wii fell to the floor now it wont turn on

  • Bluestock555 Oct 21, 2008

    Thank you so very much! Getting a new power cord did the trick! Helpful just doesn't get it! I'm back Wii-ing again! Thanks a million.!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    The simple task of unplugging my power cord from both the wall AND the console for 5 minutes worked! Thanks you teckies! :o) Praise God for Smart People!

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The power outage could have shorted out your power cord that will carry the charge to the board of the system and is likely to fry the board. the same can happen with your tv but not effect it as much and just carry the charge through your A/V cords into the system.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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When i try to turn my Wii on it will not come on there are no lights or anything how do i fix this problem


This happens if you have had a power outage. Here's what you should do:

  1. Unplug the Wii AC adapter at both ends (from the back of the Wii system and from the wall outlet or power strip).
  2. The AC adapter must remain unplugged at both ends for a full 2 minutes.
  3. Unplug anything connected to the USB ports (such as LAN Adapters, keyboards, Nintendo GameCube controllers, etc.).
  4. After you've waited 2 minutes, plug the AC adapter into the Wii system and directly into a wall outlet, not a surge protector or power strip. If the power light comes on and stays on, then it appears resetting the AC Adapter worked.
Hope that works for you.

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Wii won't turn on after a power outage.


Hey, recently had a power outage and now your Wii won't turn on?

Well unless your Wii is completely fried from the storm then this should work (It has for me every time I have had an outage).

After you find out it's not getting power then just unplug the power cable from the wall and from the Wii. Normally I unplug it for about 12-24 hours then you go plug it back into the wall, plug it back into the Wii, look at the power button and if it is red/orange then it has been fixed and you should never have a problem with it again unless you keep it plugged in during a thunderstorm/power outage!


This has happened to me about 8 times and this method worked every single time!



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my guess is the voltage got too great and blew out the power. therefore your wii got a jolt of electricity so high it blew a fuse

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I just had the same problem as everyone else. I had a brief power loss and our new Wii system's power would no longer work. To fix the problem, I unplugged everything from our Wii and unplugged the power cord from the outlet. I let the system set for 10 minutes and re-plugged the power only. That did the trick. Then I was able to plug everything back up and we are now back to playing.

Supposedly, doing the steps above resets the Wii according to the Nintendo online trouble shooting guide.

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Best suggestion I can tell you is try unplugging your Wii for 2 minutes. Then plug it back in, and try again. I know it sounds weird, but I've done it for a few things after power outages/surges.
If that doesn't work, contact Nintendo.

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