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My wii gets warm when it is powered down

I know that heat is extremely harmful to electronics, as i collect vintage computers. i have an external fan for my wii and the internal fan works and has always worked fine. i unplug it from my surge protector when im done using it so that it stays cool. my wii stays cool when powered up but gets hot when powered down. i have had it for little more than five months and it has always had this problem. i know that it is not normal for the console to get hot when it is off, as i have asked friends that own wii consoles about my problem. can anyone suggest a cheap solution?

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    I FEEL SO STUPID! a simple solution to 6 months of thinking i needed a repair. thanks a lot.

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This is because you have it in standby mode. You'll also notice the wii light is orange when off, this is standby mode. If it's off the light will be red. You goto connect24 to turn off standby.

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