Question about Nintendo Wii Console
The light on our Wii would not turn ON, and would not power up. No red, no yellow, nothing.
To fix, we unplug the Wii console. We turn the WIi console so that the back-side fan area is pointing towards the ceiling and then vacuum the fan area. Then we place it back into the Wii stand, plug it in, and the red light comes on. It powers up and works perfectly again. Obviously this won't solve everyone's issues (i.e. electronic component failures), but it has worked several times for us. Definitely worth a shot before shipping your unit off for repair.
I think the fan gets clogged and WIi protects itself from overheating, but do not really know why this works... but it does!
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Unplug from the wall for a couple of minutes, then plug it back in. It has nothing to do with the fan. The Wii power supply turns itself off when there is inconsistent power to protect itself (i.e. if the power is coming on and off in a storm) Unplugging for a couple of minutes resets it.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
If the Wii will not turn on, unplug it both from the Unit AND the Wall for a couple of minutes, thats worked for me before.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I had the same problem intill my brother blew in the fan in the back and alot of dust came out then it worked perfectly
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
I had this problem with my Wii that it would not turn back on so I took out the battery ( which is on the bottom undo the screw and pull out the battery. Make sure the power cord is not connected. Put battery back in and hooked back up to power. You should have a green light and Wii should be ready to go.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
Worked for me! Thanks
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Unplug your wii then take it out and hold it over your head and turn on the fan and in a few minutes it will work. They are ushally just dusty
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Work for me thanks i was scared
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
Hello my friend, i had a Nintendo wii, until i figured its a money eating machine,
i had this, went to Nintendo , they examined it and gave me a call after 1 week, apparently, the fuse inside the wii, is burnt, i asked why, they say it was a electricity failure
they're right, my wii turned off because of the electricty cutting off for a second, however i still lost a good amount of money !
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Wow I was surprise that it worked. I vacuumed the fan and unplugged the power supply from the wall and the unit. Great tips! Thanks
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
My wii was not getting any power, I read the other post and vacuumed it out, then changed battery out, and unplugged it for ten minutes. And now it works fine. im happy this web site exist.
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
Plug it in. Duh
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Locate the "reset" button on the front of the Wii console. Hold it down for a few seconds to reset the device.
Wait for the home screen to appear, then hold down the "power" button on the front of the Wii until the power light turns red and the Wii shuts down.
Unplug the Wii's power supply from the wall outlet or power strip.
Leave the Wii console unplugged for at least five minutes. Reconnect the power supply and press the power button to turn the Wii back on and complete the hard reset.
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