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Wii keeps shutting down

My nintendo wii keeps shutting down after about 45 minutes of it being on. after it shuts off i can feel it and it's very hot. after i let it cool down for about 20 minutes i can play it again but it shuts off after abuot 45 minutes again. is there anything i can do or anything i can buy to fix it?

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Re: Wii keeps shutting down

First, I would advise you to not power up the console if it's getting hot. When the console is running, can you see the small fan on the back spinning? If not, you can probably buy an external cooling fan like this one.

This will act as a surrogate cooler to replace the original fan, and should allow the console to stay cool enough to remain on.

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Let me try and help you out sparrow631,

Turn your Wii on and reach behind it to see if the fan is working. It may be a little difficult to find/feel but you should notice it. Make sure it is working. If it is not, you will either have to send it in to Nintendo to be fixed OR buy a aftermarket fan unit (Wii accessory) - you can find them in stores, on amazon, and other web sites..

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