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Heating and shutting off

My wii shuts off after only 5 minutes of play.everything even the disk gets hot

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  • tremaynew920 Feb 15, 2009

    my wii and everything connected to it shuts completly off

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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

Posted on May 28, 2008

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