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Wii wont turn on at all. checked all cords. everything is plugged in.

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Follow these steps.

  1. Make sure you have power.
  2. If that doesn't work, plug your Wii into another plug.
  3. Smell it. If you smell something bad(you should know that smell. It ain't that pretty, eh?)
If YOUR WII smells bad or won't work CALL NINTENDO.


Did you have any power issues recently in your area?If so, there might be a problem with the surge protector in your AC adapter.Unplug it from the Wii and the wall. Also, seperate both halves of it. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Plug it back in, making sure all connections are correct and strong (plugged in all the way). Then, try to turn your Wii on. If that doesn't fix your problem, try again on a different outlet.If you cannot solve this issue, contact Nintendo for more help from an NOA representitive. Try calling nintendo's support hotline, toll free:

Or using their online support:

Online support may not have the answer to what you need, in which case it will lead you to a webform E-Mail service to get personal help.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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Just disconnect the wii power cord from the wii and the wall for 5-10 minutes and then reconnect it

Posted on Nov 28, 2009


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SOURCE: My Wii console wont turn on and everything is plugged in.

ok it also happened to me. but my story is different btw im 11 years old n i solved it by myslef anyways i used it a day befor i went to travel for 3 weeks to visit family and when i came back my wii didnt work so i searched the internet and tryed every thing then when i was trying somthing out i hold the reset buton for a minute i dont know around a minute and then i pressed eject and it turned on!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i hope it works for you but if it doesnt then unpluge the power plug on the wall and the wii then plug it in and try what i did

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I have checked all three inputs into the wii unit;

The sensor bar cable and the RCA cable can be ignored for this problem. In fact, just disconnect them and go with just the power cable. If you are getting power to your Wii, it will display a green power light on the front when you power it on without the sensor bar or the RCA cable plugged in. (It should also display an orange light when it is off, if it is getting power from the outlet.) Take the Wii into another room with working outlets and plug it in. Attempt to power it on with the power button on the Wii, and with a working Wii remote. If neither will power the Wii on, try borrowing a Wii power cable from a friend, or purchase a replacement. If the new power cable does not fix the problem, see if the Wii is still under warranty and send it in for repair.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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SOURCE: My Wii wont turn on

Well...... if you checked all the plugs, it might got hit by something or I think the scanner and spinner thingies broke or glitched. I would replace them or have the company that makes wiis repair it.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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