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Wii will not turn on... no red light

While playing the wii, it shut off... now it will not turn on. I have unpluged everything, but nothing happens, the red light is not even on. what is going on?

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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Have you tried another wall outlet to make sure the one that you Wii is hooked up to now is still good?

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Sounds like the unit may have experienced over voltage, there is a fuse on the board however I would take the easy route and test a new power brick to see if this solves the issue. Thank you

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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