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Power Outage & Now Wii Won't Power Up...

I just put Wii Fit in the console, and a second or two later, we had a power outage at home (not from lightening)... power to the house came back on a minute later, but my Wii will not power up. Other appliances (TV, DVR) in same plug are working fine. I unplugged the Wii power cord for a couple of minutes, plugged it back in, but still have no power on the Wii. I can't even eject the Wii Fit disc. have you ever experienced this? Please help!

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  • shakey69 Nov 11, 2008

    We had a lightning storm and I believe the Wii was hit. The Wii will turn on but nothing happens. Can my Wii be fixed?

  • todd1000 Nov 12, 2008

    Same problem power outage in the home now wii won't power up. Can it be fixed?

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    my console wont turn on i only see the red light i can't do anything...what do i do?

  • rebekah655 Nov 12, 2008

    Our power flickered. All of our equip is going thru a surge protector. Everything worked fine EXCEPT the Wii. It will not power back up. My guitar hero disc is still in there. It will not do anything!!! HELP!!!!!!

  • zanfree Nov 12, 2008

    Exact same thing happened here. Has anyone found an answer yet?

  • shyangel1978 Dec 17, 2008

    We were playing the Wii and the lights just went for a few seconds and now the Wii is the only thing that will not power back on...Can anyone help its only 2 months old gosh!!!!

  • nickdval Dec 18, 2008

    i am having the same problem... there was a power surge and all of my equipment was on a surge protecter. the rest of my equipment(tv,dvd,dvr) is all working fine.. but as i was saying my wii is still not coming on. how do i fix this problem, or is it even gonna be covered by warranty???

  • ienjoymusic2 Feb 13, 2009

    power went out
    wont turn back on
    same as every1 else

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Power flickered a few times last night during a snow storm. This morning the Wii won't power up. Have tried unplugging all parts and rebooting with power cord only after waiting 5 minute, still nothing. It is plugged into a power strip that is still working.



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When this same thing happened to me, I unplugged the Wii power supply from the wall (not just from the back of the Wii) and let it sit unplugged for about 10 minutes. When I plugged it back in, everything was fine.

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Just and addendum to sakkyoku's post "Solution #1"--

I had the exact same problem:
-Brief power outage
-All devices plugged into same outlet functioning properly
-No red standby light on the Wii Console

Instead of just unplugging the power source to the Wii, I had to unplug EVERYTHING (SD cards, sensor bar, A/V cable) from the Wii and let it set for several minutes.

When you plug it back in, ONLY plug in the power source and hopefully (as it did in my case) your Wii console will shine a beautiful red light of relief.

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We had a power surge from lightening and the same thing happened. Wii stopped working and would not eject our disk. I was in the process of packing it all up to send out for repair when we thought about the disk. I checked power to the power adapter and it was fine (12V). I couldn't find a manual eject switch to get our "Carnival" disk out. I did what was suggested (unplugging it everything and waiting 10 minutes or so and it worked fine after plugging it back in. Thanks so very much.

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