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Wii - Just stopped Working.

Wanting to play my wii one morning, I noticed that it wouldn't turn on. I tried a different plug, and changed the fuse... but nothing. Still didn't turn on. Everything connected to the extension socket stopped working in the same way, except the TV.

I have tried to play the wii in different plug sockets but still... doesn't work.

But this is what gets me... The wii was in NO WAY connected to its AC adapter. No electricity must have been going through it. So I Don't know whats wrong, either its the Adapter that powers the wii that may be broken, or the actual Wii itself.

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  • noslicktree1 Jun 29, 2008

    when I plug in the console the green light comes on and when I hit power it goes off and nothing happens! the only way to get the green light on is to unplug and replug but still the same prob.

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    Having the same son and a friend were trying to play mario party and it wouldn't load. They tried Wii sports and the power went off and we can't get it to turn on.Help.

  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    Ahh, but the LED light won't even turn on. Although I may think that its a AC adapter thats the problem...

  • nurseweeks Jul 01, 2008

    We went on vacation for 4 days. When we came home, the red light was off and the Wii willnot power on. Unplugged everything for 5 mins, nothing, unplugged everything for over night, nothing, pressed the power and reset buttons for 1 min as well as 30 seconds nothing. It is plugged into a surger protector with the tv and the tv is fine.

    I puchased off line back in november and no idea where I got it from or who to contact. What do you reccommend?

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    Thats what I thought, and I have ordered a Non-official Nintendo Product, as they don't have a nintendo store in the EU. (Atleast I think so.)

    Hopefully, if it works, I'll let you guys know, and this problem may be solved.

  • halvorsen5 Jul 11, 2008

    Same thing my power went out for a couple of minutes and the surge protector went off. My tv came back on but the light is now off on my console. This stinks I was going to do my Wii fit for the night. Heeeelp

  • gallagherbum Jul 11, 2008

    Just like everone else--power wont come on..It is on a surge protector..I unplugged the unit overnite..nothing..I pressed the reset what? This wii is only 4 weeks old !!

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    I purchased another AC power supply for my wii 2 days ago, and now its broken already... :(

  • penguinjake Dec 20, 2008

    me too my wii just froze when i was playing mario kart so i turned it off and the whole thing turned off so no little orange light came on my mario kart wii disc in there too =(

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    We just got our Wii for cristmas in 2008, and after two months, it doesn't work. It rained one day, and the power went out for a few seconds about three times. I don't know if we had a surge protector, but the T.V. and everything else works. Tried many ways, but didn't turn on. Wii contains the Ocarina of Time: Master Quest in the CD-drive.

  • stratman8125 Feb 16, 2009

    I went to play my wii the other day and I noticed the red LED wasn't even on. I checked to make sure the surge protector was on, and it was. I haven't tried moving the console to a different room yet, but Ill try that next. If ANYONE could help, PLEASE do! Thanks!

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    our hole wii just stopped and went to video



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I had the same problem here. Found out that the power supply has a built in fuse and is real sensitive to small electrical spikes. I replace power supply under store warranty.

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Common problem to have the ac power supply broken i would replace that first.

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