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Shuts down My wii will work fine fro awhile and it will shut down, we switched to a new power supply but that was not it. Is this a heat problem?

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  • marf08 May 05, 2008

    My wii is simialar. When I fifa 08 (pal) on my chipped japanese wii (which I've used the ***. versioj freeloader on), it randomly shuts down - can't read disk or something. Some one help please.


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I had this problem with my first wii. It progressivly got worse until it stopped working completly. Give nintendo a call 1-800-255-3700 (if its not chipped since that voids the warranty). They replaced my console under warranty.

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Just like the old Nintendo, the new ones need to be blown out as well. I had the same problem perpetually. Turn it off, unplug all of the cables and blow it out from the vents....Dust will fly everywhere, but when you hook it back up, it will run fine. The reason all of the channels work is because they don't spin the disc. Spinning the disc creates friction, which creates heat. When the heat cannot escape due to the dust clogging the vent, she overheats and shuts down to prevent burning it up.

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      Locate the "reset" button on the front of the Wii console. Hold it down for a few seconds to reset the device.

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I put new batteries in, all four light flash four times and then it shuts down.I pushed the little red button next to the batteries and all four lights flash fout times and then shut down. Can this be...

What shuts down? The Wii Remote?

If so, sounds like they need to be synced to the Wii. When the controller looks for a connection and doesn't find it, they will shut down to save battery life.

You need to turn on the Wii with the Wii Remote [press power button on the Wii remote that is working] then click into the Wii Menu by clicking the HOME button on the Wii remote. You will then click to Wii Remote Settings. From there, click RECONNECT on the Connection menu. That will instruct you to press 1 & 2 on each remote to sync them.

For more information, click to the following NINTENDO website which tells you everything you need to know that you've asked:

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Was playing and someone came in and turned off the lights in the room, the power supply was hooked up to that switch and shut everything down. i tried to turn it back on and didnt work. tried changing the...

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Wii shutting down

If you are having to unplug the power supply then your powersupply is faulting out. Try a new location to plug it in and see if that fixes it. If so have the voltage checked at the outlet on your wall. If this doesn't fix it replace the power supply. LMK if you need one and I can help you with getting one at a discounted price.

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Wii over heating

get a cooling station

Aug 07, 2008 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii shutting off

I beg to differ...

You're talking about two completely different companies here. Microsoft is notorious for INCREDIBLE run-arounds. I've never had any luck getting through to them. To be honest, I don't believe that I have EVER accomplished ANYTHING with those people.

Nintendo on the other hand is devoted to their customers. They've been in the gaming business for decades now. Where Microsoft has many different products and services, Nintendo is focused PURELY on the gamers.

The first thing I'll ask you is if you kept the Wii in an enclosed space during use. (Such as in a closed door on an entertainment system.) The Wii - like ALL console systems nowadays, has been known to have certain issues with overheating.

I'll be honest with you here... You describe a progressive situation where your Wii was working just fine, but then it suddenly started turning off in mid-game. It would come back on...but NOW it's not coming back on at all.

When it first started shutting itself off, that was probably an indication that it may have been overheating and shutting itself down by using an internal thermal protection system that shuts the console down automatically in the event of high temperatures in the unit reaching a certain threshold.

Unfortunately, you may not have had any way to know that this was a sign of a bigger problem. So you continued to use it as normal.

Eventually this kind of pattern usually leads to total failure of the unit.

If this is not a heat-related issue, then I would also look to the power supply unit that comes with the unit. (The large, grey power supply unit that plugs into the back of the Wii.) They do sell replacements of course.

But before you do that, decide if you want to spend the money yourself...or if you're willing to wait for a replacement unit from Nintendo.

I advise clearing yourself of any pre-emptive notions about tech-support horrors and contacting Nintendo and describing the issue to them. I have faith in Nintendo as I have been a customer of theirs from day 1 when the very first NES was released. So far, they have never [completely] let me down.

Here is the link to their contact information. As you can see, they have a very easy-to-follow contact list here. I would go with Replacement Parts to begin with and go from there. I'm sure that no matter which number you call, they'll get you to where you need to be. :)

You're also in the warranty period so that is a plus. I doubt you'll have any problems.

Just make sure that wherever you put your Wii in the future that it has plenty of room to breathe! It needs to keep itself cool. It gets quite warm.

Good luck!


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