Question about Nintendo Wii Console
Try to play my Wii today and can't get any power, I've messed with the plug
moved it to another room, Only 5 mo. old still fairly new unit how's come I can't get any power.
Or you can remove all of the plugs from the console: AC, remote sensor, AV. This is important: You must also unplug the AC from the electrical outlet. Then wait 45 seconds, then plug the AC adapter back into the wall and your console. Power On.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
I called the help desk...95% of the time it's because there was a power surge and the fuse inside the AC Adapter shuts the unit down as not to get damaged. If you unplug the power cord from the unit and the socket and let it sit for approximately 2 minutes, the fuse will reset itself and it should work. If not you're looking at parts repair.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
I unplugged EVERYTHING and left it there by itself for a few minutes in the dark just sitting there and then i repluged everything and it came back on! :-D
Posted on May 30, 2008
I tried a couple of different variants of this and found the only one to work was:
- Unplug all controller, memory cards etc while the ac was still connected
- Unplug sensor and TV connections.
- Unplug power from socket and then remove ac from wii
- Leave to stand for 1 minute.
- Plug a/c back into wii and then into power socket and turn on power. Like magic the stand by button should light up.
- Plug all other bits it and your back gaming again...
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
I had the same problem my Wii wouldn't power on after a period of time of not being played. I tried to unplug it, plug it back in for the 90 seconds, wouldn't work. Tried it and left it unplugged for 2 minutes, didn't work. I then unplugged everything.. waited a bit, plugged it into a new outlet without plugging anything else but the power cord, still didn't work. Left it sit unplugged for about 10 minutes, plugged in power only and it powered up.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
I had the same problem too. Mine's got "fixed" by unplugging EVERYTHING connected to your Wii. That includes the adapter, sensor bar, TV jacks, SD cards ect...Then leave your Wii alone on a chair or somewhere and wait for a minute. Then replug everything back in. It should work, and if it doesn't...maybe call Nintendo.
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
Thank you so much..this is the secon time that it has happened to me. the first time I took out the battery on the bottom and put it back in, this time I tried everything, and your solutions of unplugging everything and letting it sit for a few minutes worked. Thanks again!!
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
Thank yu for this forum on this issue. I went 24 hrs thinking it was the ac adapter. Iunplugged it went to other outlets in the house still nothing. I actually unplugged the ac adapter from the power strip and let it sit for 20-30 min and then read the other stories and tried it again and it came back on no problems. Don't give up better then spending $10-$20 on a new one.
Posted on May 17, 2010
I dropped the Wii down the floor then no power, no light indicators...
I unplugged power for 5 minutes then plugged back ,,, bingo ! it worked
Thanks to Fixya's buddies
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
We had same problem from power surge this worked unplug all extensions from socket put in cool place wait 10 minutes
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
If none of those work try a new ac adapter.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
REPLACE BATTERY ON BACK OF WII. HAS ONE SCREW. BATTERY HAS GONE OUT ON ME ABOUT THREE TIMES IN LESS THAN A YEAR
Posted on May 04, 2009
Why don't you just take it to Best Buy or where ever you got it from and then exchange it or you could return it and git your $ back!!!!!!!and rate this Fix Ya please!!!!!
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
Oh yeah, that did it... Just unplug AC adapter from both ends and let sit for 3-5 mins. Then reconnect and should pop on no problem. If it dosen't then you must have internal damage.
Posted on Feb 20, 2011
I Had the same problem.....I unplugged everything for 1 minute and then plugged back in and it worked
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
This worked great. You guys are the best
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
Or you could just hold power and reset at the same time, worked for me
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
OMG! I'm sooo glad this forum was here! I tried everything on here and nothing would work then I went out and bought a replacement power adapter for $5 at Sears and BOOM!!!! SUCCESS!!!! This type of forum is the reason I love the internet.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
NNCE is right. If you have anything wrong with any electronic device read the manual first then try calling the maufacturer. Their website is usually always proactive in toubleshooting devices as to maintaince Customer Service Ratings.
If the product is out of warranty BE SURE TO CALL THEM FIRST. Some errors may have extended warranty coverage that is not publicized. Finally, you can then make a decision on what "repair technique" to follow.
Obviously, this problem requires no disassembly/reassembly. I'm just saying, first things first.
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
After a full day of using the Wii I had turned off the power (at the plug) and when it was turned it back on - no Wii power lights. After 10-15 mins of cooldown the power worked. I followed the steps by some that posted solutions here - waited and waited - tried and tried for several minutes - still now power. Then finally power went back on YEAH!
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
After coming from our vacation for like 3 or 4 days I came home and went into my room and I turned my wii on and every cord was plugged in,my wii was not damaged either and my wii did not turn on PLEASE HELP ME!
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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