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My wii light won't turn on,but everything else in the same outlet works fine. The wires and everything are connected, but the light won't turn green, and it won't turn yellow orred, it's just won't start at all

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  • memorialhame Apr 29, 2008

    My wii has been off for several months, and now we can't get it back on. Nothing at all happens when we plug it in. The power won't even come on.

  • choungtran Apr 30, 2008

    thx it turn out it was the cord with the big thing on it that was unplug

  • leaB Jun 06, 2008

    haven't used my wii in a week, went to switch it on and nothing!! no light, no power, nothing. HELP. 4 kids going mad

  • AndyBeronia Jan 13, 2009

    just bought my we for my son, he was creating "characters" and then, it just turned off, it will NOT turn back on...it's dead!

  • mandamandy Jan 13, 2009

    My son was playing with the wii game ,I was not there to see what game. He said Mario that we have and the game turned off and went dead and I cannot get it back on.

  • AMC9106 Jan 13, 2009

    I bought a charging station for my Wii and the two remotes. It charged everything fine and up until yesterday, the lights shut off and I can't get it back on. I have it plugged into a surge protector. We did not have any type of storm. I rechecked all the plugs and it still won't turn on. I got the console for Christmas so it is not even a month old. What do I do?


  • crystalga238 Feb 14, 2009

    i was playing and it turned off i tried leavin it alone for 1 hour... can anyone help

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The light on our Wii would not turn ON, and would not power up. No red, no yellow, nothing.

To fix, we unplug the Wii console. We turn the WIi console so that the back-side fan area is pointing towards the ceiling and then vacuum the fan area. Then we place it back into the Wii stand, plug it in, and the red light comes on. It powers up and works perfectly again. Obviously this won't solve everyone's issues (i.e. electronic component failures), but it has worked several times for us. Definitely worth a shot before shipping your unit off for repair.

I think the fan gets clogged and WIi protects itself from overheating, but do not really know why this works... but it does!

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Sooo... um my guess is: are the plugs in the right spot? like the video and audio, maybe the quebistonary motor isnt working. i mean the motor.

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It's also recommended you unplug anything connected to the USB ports and the Nintendo GameCube Controller ports (such as LAN Adapters, keyboards, Nintendo GameCube controllers, etc.).
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    • Check the AC Adapter for physical damage. Physical damage, such as frayed wiring or a cracked housing can cause the system to shut down. If your AC Adapter shows signs of physical damage and needs to be replaced, you can purchase one from Nintendo's online store.
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    • Avoid the use of unlicensed products such as memory cards, controllers, and cheat devices. Some of these products are poorly manufactured and may result in damage to your system. If one of these products is attached to your system, remove it and try resetting the AC Adapter (see above).
    • Check any accessories that connect to the Nintendo GameCube Controller ports or the USB ports of the Wii -- whether licensed or not -- for physical damage. Physical damage, such as frayed wiring or a cracked housing can cause the system to shut down. Remove any damaged products and try resetting the AC Adapter again (see above).
    • Make sure the Wii has good ventilation. Avoid operating the Wii while it's on carpeting or inside an enclosed space. If you have the Wii placed in a vertical position, make sure the vent on the bottom is lined up properly with the hole in the plastic stand and no foreign material is obstructing that hole.
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    • Make sure that your wall outlet works. To check it, try plugging a lamp into the same outlet where your system was plugged in. Turn the lamp on the verify the outlet works. Also, make sure you are not using an outlet that is operated from a wall switch. If you do, make sure the wall switch is in the ON position.
    • Make sure the AC adapter is attached properly. Firmly plug your AC adapter into the back of the Wii (the port is labeled 12V IN) and into a working wall outlet (not a power strip or surge protector). Click here for detailed instructions.
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