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What happened to the games you had paid for and downloaded to you first wii

Did you lose them or did they transfer them over to your new unit?

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If you have sent your console to the local Nintendo service and got replaced, they'll transfer everything from the Friend Roaster, Friend codes and Miis to Saves, VC games and WiiWare.

If you simply bought a new one, call the local Nintendo service and see what they could do.

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How do I save my Wii games to the SD card?


The Wii's internal memory is used to store game save and Wii Channel data.
When you're playing a game and want to save your progress (so you don't have to start from the beginning all the time), this small file is stored in the Wii's internal memory.
The Wii memory also stores Wii Channels that you download from the Wii Shop, and the information used by these Wii Channels.
When storing game saves and Wii Channel data, the Wii automatically saves this data to its internal memory by default.
What Happens When the Wii Memory is Full?
SD Wii memory cardYou can add extra Wii memory space by using an external memory card.
A memory card is a small, portable card that can be plugged into the front of the Wii console. The Wii is compatible with a specific format of memory card called a SD Card.
SD Cards are able to store different types of media files like photos, music, movies, pictures, Wii Channels, games, and game saves. These cards easily plug in and out of digital cameras, video cameras, computers and the Wii console, and you can take your SD card with you wherever you go.
SD Cards are available with different sizes of memory (the bigger the memory, the more information the card can store).
With the new Wii Menu 4.0 download, the Wii is compatible with High Capacity SD cards up to 32GB. If you haven't yet downloaded the new Wii Menu 4.0, your Wii will only be compatible with SD Cards up to 2GB in size (see the next question below for instructions on downloading Wii Menu 4.0).
With this new storage capacity, the total Wii memory capacity is now 64 times more than the size of the built in Wii memory on its own!
The Wii is compatible with all makes of standard SD cards. Nintendo makes an official Wii SD card, but it's generally more expensive than other brands, so don't feel like you have to buy the official one.
If you want to free up memory space on your Wii console, you can copy your Wii Channels and game save data onto your SD card and delete these files from your Wii memory.
How Do I Download Wii Menu 4.0?
Turn on your console and go to the Wii Menu. In the bottom left corner of the screen is a circle with the word "Wii" in it. Click on the circle.
In the next screen, click on "Wii Settings". In the "Wii Settings" menu, click the right arrow twice until you reach the "Wii Settings 3" screen.
Click on "Wii System Update".
Your Wii console needs to be connected to the internet to download Wii Menu 4.0.
How Do I Put Games, Photos, Music and Other Things Onto a SD Card?
To put pictures, music, downloaded game saves and other files onto your SD card, you'll need to transfer these onto your card through your computer.
Most new computers and laptops have a SD card reader built into them. The card reader looks like a long, thin slot on the side of your computer and has the words "SD.MMC" next to it. If you plug your SD card into the slot, your computer will recognise it as an external hard drive.
If your computer doesn't have a built in card slot, you can buy an external card reader. The card reader simply plugs into a USB port on your computer and acts exactly the same way as a built in card reader. They're reasonably cheap at around $15.
A card reader will also come in handy when you need to transfer pictures and videos from your digital camera or video camera onto your computer.
To put files onto the SD card, plug the card into the card reader. From your computer's Desktop, click on "My Computer". When the new window pops up, look for the SD card under "Hard Drives".
Simply copy and paste the pictures, videos and MP3 music files from the folders on your computer to the Wii SD card.
When downloading games and other Wii Channels from the Wii Shop, you will be given the option of saving these to the SD card if one is plugged into your Wii console.
How Do I Plug a SD Card into the Wii Console?
The SD card slot is on the front of the console. It's on the left of the disc opening if your console is standing upright. If your console is lying flat the SD slot will be below the disc opening.
Open the cover flap and you'll see it says SD underneath the flap. Insert the SD card into the slot with the label facing the disc opening.
How Do I Access the Data on a SD Card?
Turn on your console and go to the Wii Menu. In the bottom left corner of the screen is a circle with the word "Wii" in it. Click on the circle.
In the next screen, click on "Data Management" and then "Save Data". Click on the SD Card tab to see the files stored on your SD Card.
To copy any of these files to your Wii console, click on "Copy" and the Wii will copy the files onto your console.
How Do I Launch a Game or Wii Channel Directly from a SD Card?
Turn on your console and go to the Wii Menu. In the bottom left corner of the screen is a circle with the word "Wii" in it. To the right of the circle is a small rectangular icon with the letters "SD" on it.
Click on the "SD" card icon and select the game or Wii Channel you want to launch by pressing the "A" button on your Wiimote. Then click "Start" to launch the game or Channel.
It's important to note that game saves can't be loaded directly from the SD card. You'll need to copy any game saves from the SD onto your Wii console first, using the steps in the question above, before you can load them.
How Can I Tell How Much Internal Wii Memory Space is Left?
In the Wii Menu, click on the circle with the word "Wii" in it in the bottom left corner of the screen.
In the next screen, click on "Data Management" and then "Channels". You'll see how much internal Wii memory space is left in the section called "Blocks Open".
How Do I Free Up Space in My Wii's Internal Memory?
To free up space in the Wii memory, you'll need to delete files from your Wii console. The best way to do this is to copy files you don't use very often onto a SD card. Once you've done this, simply delete them from your Wii console. When you need to use these files again, simply copy them back onto your Wii from the SD card and they'll work perfectly.
If you really don't need a Wii Channel or game save file anymore, you could delete these permanently without saving them to a SD card first. Any Wii Channels, Virtual Console games or Wiiware games that you downloaded from the Wii Shop can be downloaded again for free from the Shop. As a word of warning though, you'll probably lose most game save files for good if you can't download them from somewhere else again.
Should I Buy a SD Card?
If you're planning on downloading games and Channels from the Wii Shop, and using photos, videos and music on your console, I would highly recommend getting a SD card.
Remember that the more memory the SD card has, the more expensive it is. With so many size options available, it's worthwhile working out how much you're going to download and buying the right size memory card.
If you're planning on downloading full games and lots of Wii Channels, then a 32GB SD card may be worthwhile. But if you're only planning on uploading pictures to your friends board, downloading a few channels and racking up some game saves, then a smaller (and cheaper) SD card will be fine.
A regular SanDisk SD card is quite a bit cheaper than the official Nintendo Wii SD card (which is also made by SanDisk). Remember, the regular card will work just as well, so feel free to save yourself some money by buying regular, compatible SD cards.

Oct 07, 2014 | Nintendo Wii Console

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No signal to tv from wii


I hope that what I am pretty sure is wrong (hardware failure)is not your problem.
1) Try hooking it up to another TV
2)Check physical connections: cables, and inputs on both TV, and wii. Lose and dirty connections are usually the problem.
3) You stated you unpluged everything. Did you wait ten minutes before plugging bower back in? Be sure output is what it is suppose to be using multi-meter.
4)Nintendo has software(code) embedded so that pirated software is always detected and blue screens the unit. There are geeks that have "workarounds" with SD cards, but I have found OEM games used in pawn shops for as little as $5 most for no more than $ 20. My point is if you used a copied game Unit is fried. I am on my 3rd wii, the 1st one when they first came out lasted 3yrs but had a ton of hrs, on it. The second I bought used for $100 at a pawn shop lasted almost 2 years, and the current one, used is almost 2yrs. old. paid $160 but got about 10 games and wireless controllers, new cables.
I hope your problem is just a connection or power adapter.

Nov 07, 2013 | Video Game Consoles

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My kids grandparent bought him a "modded" Wii from Thailand... works pretty well but not sure if I should be attempting updates etc or how I even can update if its not connected to internet but...


  • You can update from the internet with no problems but make sure the game is from your region or it will brick on you. If you ever insert a game that could brick your unit don't hit OK or YES but rather just immediately eject it and rest your Wii. You want to remember than anything modded is subject to troubles. I suggest joining a forum dealing with this so you can become well versed in a modded Wii.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

Regards, Tony

Jun 16, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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How to connect ur wii to computer and download games


Hi joshblacky!

The way to transfer data from the PC to your Wii is trough SD cards. You wii has an SD card slot on the front.

Sadly you can't download Wii games on your PC. The download of backed up games is considered illegal and we can't offer support on the subject.

Hope this helped

-Luchen

Mar 08, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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The Wii console keeps losing communication with my Wii remote controller, what can I do


Have you put new batteries in the controller lately? If not that is usually what happens to mine when it is going out.
The other possibility is that the batteries are not in there all the way so the connection keeps dropping make sure there is nothing underneath the batteries in the remote.

Feb 19, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Copying Wii game saves & Virtual Console


you all need ta search a lil but here http://www.wikihow.com/Copy-Save-Files-to-Another-Wii

Jun 14, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I am trying to do the Wii update but everytime I try to update it I lose my internet connection and it gives me an error code.What could the problem be?


well if that keeps happenning then try get a new internet connection or move your wii console into a better access point

Jan 28, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii controllers not working with new super mario game


maybe you will just need to get new controlers or a new game!!!

Nov 23, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii unable to read disc


One of two things has probably happened and is the case 9 out of 10 times. Your drive may have gone bad either due to a chip failure or a laser failure. It's also possible if the unit has gotten hot that the connection to the drive isn't making good connection anymore. This happens a lot. To fix it you would have to open the unit up. I don't recommend this if you have never worked on consoles or other electronics before. If the unit is under warrenty send it in for repair. Otherwise you would have to pay for the repairs. You can also sell the unit as broken on ebay and generally recover quite a lot of your money.

If you are good with repairs of electronics you may choose to open it up and do some troubleshooting. There are several places on the internet that outline how to open the wii and how to troubleshoot it's problems. If you decide to go this route you will void any warrenty you might have. However sometimes this is about the only solution people have without spending money for Nintendo to fix it.

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