I've had my Wii exactly one week, and the power button is behaving strangely. I've searched the forum, and I haven't found my exact problem. Lots of questions about power states, but not this.
Here's what it does:
I go back to the Wii menu and hit the power button on the remote or the console. Video goes blank, and the power button remains green. (not yellow, not orange, not red, green.)
After that, the console will not power on unless I hold the power button for 8 seconds to get the red light and then push power again to turn it on. If the settings are correct and I receive a message, the slot glows, so something is still working, but the darn video will not turn on without holding the power button.
And, honestly, it's just a PIA to get off the couch to turn it on
I've tried every combination of the WiiConnect24 settings--including completely off. I've tried it with and without game discs in the slot. Nothing. Always does this.
How do I get it to work correctly? I updated the firmware before I even played my first game. The settings menu says I'm running 4.0U.