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Wii went dead after power surge

We had a short power surge this morning and since than we are unable to switch on wii console. What to do?

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  • 99ball Feb 23, 2008

    If it's "FRIED" WHAT DO i DO?

  • 99ball Feb 23, 2008

    THANKS SO MUCH. THAT GOT IT WORKING.

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Hi,

Please visit the site HERE it.You will find a solution to your problem.

I would also suggest holding the power button on the Wii Remote itself to turn it on, or unplug your Wii Console's power cable and audio/video cable for 90 seconds. Then plug power in first, then AV cable.

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Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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Is it plugged into a surge protector? if it is, reset the surge protector, theres usually a red light or switch that you click to reset the fuse. If it was plugged straight into the wall it may have gotten fried and your out of luck.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Chris Busch
    Chris Busch Feb 23, 2008

    well, i dont think the warranty would cover it but if you called the maker of the WII and ask them, they will tell you how to get in touch with there customer service repair center where you can ship it to, and they may repair it for a charge.



    I did this with my PS2 way back when.



    Dont say the power went out or anything, just say you where playing it and it shut off and smelled funny and that you want to know what to do. they may waive the repair fee if they think it was a defect in the product. The moment you say anything that makes them think it was the users error, they wont have anything to do with you.



    Now the Power cord connector may be all that is wrong with it, if you know someone who has a WII, try swapping out the cord to see if it works, then you may just have to go by the cord from a games store if the actual WII is working fine.



    You could try going online to Ebay and getting someones used one also. research you options and then pick the best one.

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