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Power surge and wii console will not come on - Nintendo Wii Console

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    can not get power to the wii

  • morn621 Dec 22, 2008

    The blue "Power On" light will not come on. I can only assume it is either from a power surge. Otherwise, the pushbutton switch no longer works. I have checked the connections of the power and other cords at the back of the console. I have also tried plugging the power cord into outlets that are known to be working. No power.

  • buckmaster2 Dec 27, 2008

    the power whent off four 4 sec and wii was on now it will not show any sign of power

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i just bought one today and i am having the same problem!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    We've played with our Wii for 3 days. This morning, the power wouldn't turn on on the main console (I've checked three different outlets). Other electrical devices connected to the same outlet are working fine, so it cannot be a power surge.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    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.

  • dshakesp Dec 31, 2008

    Power failure, now Wii will not power on

  • brandyland Jan 02, 2009

    I have only played my Wii 6 times and now it won't turn on at all. It is not getting any power at all. All outlets in my home are working fine. I think there is a problem with the power adaptor?????

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    got the same thing: lights flickerd, now power light is black, and WILL NOT TURN ON! even to eject the game!

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    no power



  • dsb_dawg Jan 20, 2009

    Console will not power up

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    no power at all on my wii for today

  • brianfinnega Feb 21, 2009

    a power surge in my house made my lights flicker, and then when they came back on it wouldnt turn on,.. why?



  • patty2005 Apr 19, 2009

    I have the Wii plugged into a power surge protector so I'm not sure that it was due to electricity issues but the unit won't power up at all when plugged in. What to do?

  • zotwot2 May 11, 2010

    Please expand and I might be able to help

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We have had the same problem. I unplug the unit for a few minutes and then plug it back in seems to work every time.

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You may check out Wii Fix Guide to fix the problem yourself. This DIY. guide will show step by step pictures to fix the problems yourself without any technical knowledge.

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Please visit the site HERE it.You will find a solution to your problem.

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Considering how often I see this problem, I'm amazed Nintendo didn't address it in their FAQ on the Wii.

This is a common problem with the Wii. As I said, I'm very surprised Nintnedo didn't cover this in the owners manual FAQ, considering it happens almost every time there is a power surge or the power goes out, etc.

Even if it's hooked up to a surge protector, this happens. Power comes back on, but the Wii appears dead. It won't turn on, and the LED indicators won't light. If there was a power surge, or the power went out,etc...anything, this will happen. The problem is with the AC adapter,not the Wii itself.

You need to reset the AC adapter to get the Wii to work again. There is a circuit inside the AC adapter that needs to be reset. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall/surge protector outlet. Don't unlpug it from the Wii, it has to be at the outlet. You have to kill power to the adapter.

Unlpug it from the wall/surge protector outlet, and leave it unplugged for 5 or 10minutes. This will kill power to the AC adapter, and give the circuit time to reset. When you plug the adapter back into the outlet after 10 minutes, the red led on the front should be lit up.

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I see this issue on every site and Wii forum I visit. Considering how often I see this problem, I'm amazed Nintendo didn't address it in their FAQ on the Wii.

This is a common problem with the Wii. As I said, I'm very surprised Nintnedo didn't cover this in the owners manual FAQ, considering it happens almost every time there is a power surge or the power goes out, etc.

Even if it's hooked up to a surge protector, this happens. Power comes back on, but the Wii appears dead. It won't turn on, and the LED indicators won't light. If there was a power surge, or the power went out,etc...anything, this will happen. The problem is with the AC adapter,not the Wii itself.

You need to reset the AC adapter to get the Wii to work again. There is a circuit inside the AC adapter that needs to be reset. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall/surge protector outlet. Don't unlpug it from the Wii, it has to be at the outlet. You have to kill power to the adapter.

Unlpug it from the wall/surge protector outlet, and leave it unplugged for 5 or 10minutes. This will kill power to the AC adapter, and give the circuit time to reset. When you plug the adapter back into the outlet after 10 minutes, the red led on the front should be lit up.

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You need to unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet for 5 or 10 minutes (NOT from the Wii, you have to unplug it from the wall outlet). Considering how often I see this problem, I'm amazed Nintendo didn't address it in their FAQ on the Wii.

This is a common problem with the Wii. As I said, I'm very surprised Nintnedo didn't cover this in the owners manual FAQ, considering it happens almost every time there is a power surge or the power goes out, etc.

Even if it's hooked up to a surge protector, this happens. Power comes back on, but the Wii appears dead. It won't turn on, and the LED indicators won't light. If there was a power surge, or the power went out,etc...anything, this will happen. The problem is with the AC adapter,not the Wii itself.

You need to reset the AC adapter to get the Wii to work again. There is a circuit inside the AC adapter that needs to be reset. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall/surge protector outlet. Don't unlpug it from the Wii, it has to be at the outlet. You have to kill power to the adapter.

Unlpug it from the wall/surge protector outlet, and leave it unplugged for 5 or 10minutes. This will kill power to the AC adapter, and give the circuit time to reset. When you plug the adapter back into the outlet after 10 minutes, the red led on the front should be lit up.

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Even if it's hooked up to a surge protector, this happens. Power comes back on, but the Wii appears dead. It won't turn on, and the LED indicators won't light. If there was a power surge, or the power went out,etc...anything, this will happen. The problem is with the AC adapter,not the Wii itself.

You need to reset the AC adapter to get the Wii to work again. There is a circuit inside the AC adapter that needs to be reset. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall/surge protector outlet. Don't unlpug it from the Wii, it has to be at the outlet. You have to kill power to the adapter.

Unlpug it from the wall/surge protector outlet, and leave it unplugged for 5 or 10minutes. This will kill power to the AC adapter, and give the circuit time to reset. When you plug the adapter back into the outlet after 10 minutes, the red led on the front should be lit up.

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