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Wii will not power on - Nintendo Wii Console

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    Th ewii will not power up. Checked cords, outlets and ports nothing happens

  • Teri8374 Feb 12, 2009

    My wii will not power up. I have checked cords, breakers, outlets everything but it will not come on at all

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Same problem, no power light, no start up. Was a batch of Wii's programmed to die in mid-Feb'09?

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    SAME!

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Exactly! Same here.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    same issue....no luck with vacuum trick here though

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    the light on the wii on/off button is not on just has the black lining

  • lindawall Mar 01, 2009

    unit plugged into power but won't power up. no light on

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I just got my wii a week ago, had to take it back because the piece that holds disc was broke. Now This one worked 3 time now will not power on. Tried unpluggin all cords and reconnecting then, still no luck. Its only been used 3 times in 1 week...whats the deal??

  • chas_heather Mar 02, 2009

    I have only played my wii 3 times it is a week old and now will not power on! I unplugged all cords and retried still will not power on

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Same problem!! There seems to be a pattern forming here.

  • Noecrew Mar 05, 2009

    Same problem! Will not power up. Have checked cords, vacuumed fan, checked outlet. Still no power. Have only had it 8 wks!!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    same here.....and i bought it from amazon

  • froggy696979 Mar 23, 2009

    my console is plugged into the t.v. and the power cord is plugged in to the wall and my console will not turn on

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    its not working still

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing..I just bought my wii probably a month ago!!

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    My wii was not even 2 months old and the power just wasn't on one day and wouldn't come on. I read some other posts and tried vacuuming out the vents and unplugging the power cord at the same time and it worked! I recommend doing this before you send it off for repair or buy a new one!

  • j_azzaro Nov 20, 2009

    Thanks alot for the unplugging information......Worked like a charm

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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

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    Thank you, it worked!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Worked for me! Thanks

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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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

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Work for me thanks i was scared

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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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

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    Kevin Baker Mar 20, 2009

    also, if the fuse is burnt, smell ur fan and you well fastly discover that if it burnt or not !

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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

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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

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Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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Plug it in. Duh

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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