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My wii keeps freezing

When I start my wii and click on the menu screen it freezes after about 10 seconds. I can't move the cursor on the screen and when I try to turn the wii off with the remote it just shuts its self off. Then I half to walk up to the wii and hold the power for 5-10 seconds. Once it's off the red error light on the power button is on. (I'm connected to the internet/wii connect 24 so it should be yellow) . Has anyone else had this problem and how do I fix it.

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  • CamBones May 19, 2008


  • sparky2922 May 24, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. I haven't been using the wii for several weeks. I went to turn it on and it froze on the menu screen after a few seconds. Can't turn it off by remote. When I manually turn it off red light comes on.

    Maybe it is overheating... it was pretty warm. I put it in the fridge to chill out for awhile. I'll post if that fixes it.

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    I am having the same problem, I think this is a major concern to nintendo as they do not have a solution for it, apart for using the remote shake and hit technique, or its the the sensor bar! All of which does not work. It appears to be related to overful memory when connect to WiFi, which opens the door for someone to send through excessively large files, thus clogging the memory and freezing the unit and it appears all you can do is purge the memory by removing the battery and losing all of your saved games wins etc, all of which I am only guessing at and I would only get a proffessional to take out anything but come on Nintendo how about working out a fix for this problem.

  • CamBones Jul 22, 2008

    um........... that's me that wrote the first..... um .... thing ..... ya .......thats it the first thing and their is no solution to the problem. I shipped my wii into nintendo and they just gave me a new one. ( sorry everyone but you lose all of your memory ) look on the bright side thats the fun of having a wii.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    this is because we get messages .when the blue light is on it would not work .i don't want to change , saved too many things



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There are a few issues with this problem, one of these solutions might help you.

1. Get a camera and turn it on. Aim it towards the right side of your Wii Sensor Bar, and then towards the left side of the wii sensor bar. If your camera has a video output, you should notice 5 dots that blink on the right side (3 lined in the center, and 2 on the outsides of the center), and the same on the left side. My sensor bar had the five lights working on the right side, but the 5 dots sporadically glitching on the left side, which means I needed a new sensor bar. This is a $10 fix.

2. If you use a charger station (one example is by NyKo) those can burn out the wiimote sensors. I have been using it for over two years and not had a problem, yet. The lady said it could cause issues. Most likely not. This is a send wii and remotes in to get fixed, which costs $95.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009


I got my wii the day they came out and just now i'm having the exact same problem. called nintendo, its gonna be just under $90 to ship and fix.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008


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