It makes no difference if the power adapter is plugged into the Wii or not.Originally Posted by match002001
The situations are not similar and have nothing to do with each other!
Please don't spread thoughts not based on reality, Not a personal attack here just don't make stuff up as you go.
Power Supplies only have 2 functions, either they condition the A/C power with a filter so the power fluctuates less, OR they Transform the A/C power to D/C and which fluctuates less by nature.
The Wii uses 12Volts 3.7Amps power Direct Current. Taken straight from the transformer. (Soap on a rope type)
Transformers are warm to the touch when working, They do NOT store any electricty, they are not capasitors! (electronic small batteries) They are warm because they waste energy when converting the A/C to D/C, wasted energy is produced as heat.
The outlet your cell phone was plugged into likely has loose terminals that caused a short when you plugged in you computer. It is the outlets fault not the cell phone transformer's. If the plug does not stay tight in the receptacle (outlet) the receptacle should be replaced, each year there thousands of home fires started from defective receptacles. Bedroom circuits are now required by law in most states to have a special circuit breaker that prevents this type of fire (AFCI). Sorry to hear your went "Pop". Hope your computer did not Pop as well.
As to the point of this thread, if you turn off your computer each night then you should turn off the Wii also. If you are comfortable with leaving it on then under most curcimstances the Wii could be left in Standby mode. Either way keep pet hair and dust out of the Wii's air intake system and you should not have any problems. Original poster has a malfunctioning cooling system and should return the unit to the factor for warranteed repairs.