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Console does not shut off

After a session with my Wii (purchased Dec. 2006), the blue light at the disk load slot continues to pulse after the unit is powered off, until I disconnect the power cord from the box. I assume this is the laser still working. Is it a problem to let this go, or what can be done??,

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Re: Console does not shut off

I'm assuming you have wifi in your home.
If so, then you must have the connect24 setting on. this enables your wii to recieve messages from nintendo 24/7. When you get a new message your blue light will come on to let you know youve got a new message.
You can turn this setting off in your preferences.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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