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Wii won't work after "incorrect memory card" was inserted.

Howdy, So, my youngest inserted a disk, and then inserted what he thought was the memory card containing info for that game. He received an "incorrect memory card" error, so he tried another card, and another, and another (4 total tries), at which point, the lights flashed green, yellow, red, then powered down. No, after unplugging the unit, and replugging, the power light comes on however, if you try ANYTHING else, (install a disk, press reset, press eject, etc.) the power light goes out and won't come back on till it's unplugged and replugged. Nintendo wants $75.00 for a warranty repair... I deal with computer/laptop hardware 70 hours a week. This has me stumped. So does the charge from the manufacturer. It's not been physically damaged, unless installing a memory card that has no information pertaining to the game does damage. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Harvester3

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    jim walenciak Jul 16, 2007

    Thanks for that info.
    He was trying to play a Gamecube game.
    It seems there must be a sensor that tells it when disk is being installed. If you try to insert a disk, it powers off. Then you have to unplug and replug to get the power light back on.
    Any ideas?

  • jim walenciak
    jim walenciak Jul 17, 2007

    Hi again,
    Unfortunately, the unit won't power up to do an update, or anything else for that matter.
    I heard from Nintendo today, and seems like they're going to repair it at no cost.
    Thanks for the info.

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You shouldnt need a memory card to save wii games it has 512mb internal memory.unless your trying to play gamecube games on it.the wiis security features are incredible if it cannot recognize a controller or memory card it will power down.make sure you are using a SD memory card because it will not accept anything else.it will power down for safty reasons.

Posted on Jul 16, 2007

  • JON FELLOWS Jul 16, 2007

    also make sure you remove the memory card you put in or it most likely wont start up.

  • JON FELLOWS Jul 17, 2007

    ive never had any problems with my gamecube disks did you do the wii system update that might fix the problem.

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