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WII wont turn on after power outage

Power went out. WII wont turn on. Is there a reset or internal breaker I need to trip?

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    Had a power glitch. The TV turned itself back on right away, but nothing at all on the Wii. Tried unplugging for 15mins, but no luck. Looking for other reset procedures to try.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    I have the same problem after a power outage and just read somewhere else that there is a reset button on the ac plug. I am going to check it out now and see if that works.

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SOURCE: Wii completely stops working after power outage

I just had the same problem as everyone else. I had a brief power loss and our new Wii system's power would no longer work. To fix the problem, I unplugged everything from our Wii and unplugged the power cord from the outlet. I let the system set for 10 minutes and re-plugged the power only. That did the trick. Then I was able to plug everything back up and we are now back to playing.

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did you try the pwr button on the console not just on the remote?

it might have still been fried, some electronics are sensitive- or it was in the middle of an update

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Power outage this am. Wii won't even turn on

If the power light is that is suppoed to be red when the wii is off and green when it is on, doesnt even glow red, chances are you left your Wii on for too long and the adapter overheated. Go behind the wii and COMPLETELY unplug the gray box from both the wall AND the wii. Wait for a couple of hours and you should be able to see the red power light when you plug it in. Your best bet would be to unplug it before you go to bed. When you get up in the morning just plug it back in.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Power outage this am. Wii won't even turn on

Usually, after a power outage, a power spike (when the power returns) can disable/blow the fuse in the AC adapter for the Wii.

Try the following steps in this order:

FIRST:
- unplug the Wii's power cord from the wall, and leave it unplugged (from 5 mins. to 5 hours). Then, plug it back into the wall. (Unplugging the power cord from the back of the Wii will not help. You need to unplug the power cord from the wall.)
- This usually helps reset the fuse circuit in the AC adapter, and your Wii should work again.

SECOND:
- open the panel on the AC adapter box in the power cord; since the screws are proprietary, you will need to creatively use existing tools to turn the screws
- check the 3A fuse in that box; if it looks blown, then replace it

THIRD:
- it might be cheaper to replace the AC adapter with another one

FOURTH:
- get the unit repaired

MUST DO:
- buy a SURGE PROTECTOR power bar, and plug all of your expensive items into it (to prevent this from happening again).

Hope that helps!

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

jyackle5
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SOURCE: My wii console wont turn on, its plugged and

Unplug the wii power cord from the wall and the wii for 5 mins. to reset the brick on the power cord.

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Okay so you have everything plugged in, but all of a sudden your Wii won't turn on, right? Maybe there was a power outage or your circuit breaker was flipped, or maybe nothing happened, but the fact remains that it won't work and you don't know why.

There is a decent chance that your Wii's power cable needs to be reset.

To reset the power cable you need to:
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2) Let it sit and rest for 10-15 minutes.
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It may sound silly but Nintendo built in the reset mechanism due to power cable failures and it often is the resolution to a Wii not turning on.

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Your power outage may have been caused by a nearby lightning strike, or any number of
1000 different reasons that cause power surges, brown-outs, voltage spikes, inductive loading,
and/or utility pole breaker trips and resets (this accounts for your power loss (a pole breaker trip),
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When the pole breaker reset, your TV caught a power surge.
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As an electrician, when someone loses an item of electronics concommitant to an electrical
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always traceable to a nearby lightning strike (or the power company provided equivalent), accompanied by inadequate surge protection for
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Surge protection can
be provided by the consumer at the power strip (a good one with builtin MOV protection and a
warranty costs $20, whereas a zero-protection 4-outlet or 6-outlet power strip will cost $4-$5).
Your electrician can provide whole-house surge protection where a whole-house MOV-based (metal oxide varistor) surge protector, or per-circuit protection can be installed with
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I've never found a good solution to lightning-fried electronics (random power supply components are destroyed and/or fuse blown), other than renters insurance or homeowners insurance.

Your only real hope for an economical fix is to look for a blown fuse, and replace it.

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