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Wii system not powering up

System is plugged in just like it was when we were playing a few days ago,still has a game inside,but there is no red standby light on and system doesnt power up?

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  • tootlyd Nov 08, 2008

    Having the same issue with the wii. Kids haven't played it in a while and tried to plug it in and no success.

  • chele0521 Nov 09, 2008

    my son hasn't played his wii in a about 2 to 3 weeks and when he went to this morning it wouldn't even acknowledge that it was plugged in. any ideas why or how to fix?

  • scolborn Nov 10, 2008

    My children have not played with their for a few weeks-it would not turn on-the system is brand new, please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    it was brand new =( when i put it in the light wont turn on thats a huge pile of money to waste



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There was a power surge which caused my WII to not power on anymore.
Unplugging the power adaptor fromt he wall for 5 minutes and then plugging it back in
fixed the problem.

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Ok found somewhere that if there is some type of power surge or outage that the wii's ac adapter will need to be reset. i'm not aware that i had either of these problems, but i unplugged the power cable from the wii and the wall for about 5 minutes and after i plugged everything back in it was just fine. it never hurts to try and you have nothing to lose. lol hope it works for you as it did for me. =)

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Game was perfect. my kids didn,t play for a while so i unpluged from the outlet for 2 week, yesterday  they plug it in again  ...and the red light never turned on...

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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