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Wii seems to have no power

Wii is plugged in a good outlet but the light is not on in front of the wii and several attempts to push or push and hold both the wii button on front and on the remote will not turn it on

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  • spunky ninja Feb 02, 2009

    I unplugged and replugged it back in, still nothing, we had a few power outages here last night and now today it wont work. I am very sad, If anyone can fix it please let me know

  • blockerpad Feb 02, 2009

    it is pluged into a power strip. the strip is fine. it is powering my tv and more but my wii's light isn't on and it won't turn on. i have tried unpluging it and all but nothing

  • ccnc78 Feb 03, 2009

    console worked fine this morning, went to turn it on and the orange light was off. Will not power up wven though pluged into good outlet. I checked the power supply and got 12 volts from power cord. Any ideas?

  • tgai323 Feb 03, 2009

    My Wii was plugged in working fine and then we turned it off and now it will not go back on?? What can I do to get it to work again, knowing that the outlet works perfectly fine??

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Hi there, this information comes straight from Nintendo's website. Anything I'd be typing would basically be repeating what comes from Nintendo directly:
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Try these steps!
 
1:Turn the Wii console power OFF by pressing the POWER Button on the front of the console. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet for a few seconds. After a few seconds have elapsed, plug the cord back into the wall outlet.
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When the Player LED blinking stops and stays lit, the syncing is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number (1 through 4).
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hello micky1965

Try holding down the eject button for at least 10 seconds after turning on the console. If that doesn't work (or you've already tried that). Try the following steps.

1. Unplug Wii from power outlet.
2. Plug in Wii again.
3. Press power button.
4. Press Eject button for at least 10 seconds.
5. If the disc doesn't eject try holding down the power button for 10 seconds and then the eject button again.

If that fails then either return the console to exchange for a new one or contact Nintendo consumer support. Info follows:

Nintendo Consumer Service Contact Information:
Telephone: 1-800-255-3700

Email webform:

| Nintendo - Customer Service | Contact Us! |


I wouldn't attempt to manually remove the disc (by trying to disassemble your Wii) as it may void your warranty. It could simply be a faulty console in which case Nintendo should replace it within 2 weeks (according to posts I've read). It seems to be a somewhat common problem.

If holding down the eject button doesn't work, there's really not much else you can do. Sometimes unplugging and replugging does the trick.

I've had problems with discs not ejecting and some combination of the steps I wrote above solved the problem.

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althought i have a guide for opening inside the wii.?

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