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Shutting down i play my wii for 5 minutes and everything gets hot and it shuts down

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Try buying a DREAMgear wii holder.its a fan that keeps the wii from heating up.

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Make sure it is not sitting on the floor/carpet etc. Also make sure it's sitting up right and not layting flat. Make sure it is sitting in it's silver stand. If the vents on the bottom or back of the wii are covered in any way it will overheat. Also, you might blow out the dust from the bottom vent.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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There is a small fan in the back of the Wii, about 2 inches square. Does the fan spin when the console is turned on?

If the fan is spinning check to see how dirty it is. I use two Qtips to clean it. One to hold it stationary and the other to clean it.

If the fan spins and it is not all gunked up, then you need to move the console. It is not getting enough fresh air.

Thanks, Bob

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There is a small fan in the back of the Wii, about 2 inches square. Does the fan spin when the console is turned on?

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