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    Wii almost fried!! Do NOT use standby!

    I was doing a weather update and forgot to switch the standby option in wii connect24 to off. 4 hours later I notice the orange light (which means its still connected to the internet) and the blue light where you put the games glowing bright to dim (I dont know why it was doing that). I take the remote and try to turn on the wii, the warning screen comes on and then it automatically shuts off;with no red or orange light as if it wasn't connected to the power at all!!!. I tried turning it on, to no avail. That is when I noticed that it was BURNING HOT. The smell that was coming out of those fan ducts on it was similar to the smell coming out of a hair dryer after using it for a long time on the hottest option. After like 5 min, I took off the power plug and reconnected it, and the red light came on, and it booted normally. However, I have feeling that its life just got shortened dramatically and I want to switch it for another Wii; Is it possible to transfer my wii shop account to the wii I switch it for?

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    I've used standby mode since the US November launch with no ill effects. I'm not saying you are not having a problem, but a call for everyone to not use standby seems like a knee-jerk reaction as millions of us are having no problems.

    If your Wii was really that hot, then I suggest perhaps an internal fan or other component has malfunctioned in your Wii and is not cooling the unit properly. You might wish to call Nintendo.

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    Not sure about that one unless the Wii was not in an open area. I keep my Wii on Standby all the time and I haven't seen any heat issues. I get the blue CD feed light but that's only when I receive a message from one of my board buddies or if someone sends me a new Wii.

    As far as I'm concerned the Wii has it's issues with freezing. Not sure what is causing that yet and Nintendo Tech support is not helping very much. But your best bet is to make sure that the Wii is in an open area for proper ventalation and if it freezes just hold the power button down till it goes red.

    If it keeps freezing after a possible next update then call Nintendo Support for a possible defective Wii

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    Just make sure that you leave plenty of space around the fan grate. If you don't let it brethe, it will suffocate.
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    It was in an opened ventilated area; you could be right btw, it could be a broken ventilating fan , bec i didnt feel any air bieng blown. If I exchange it at the retail place where i got it (Toys r us) , would i be able to transfer my wii shop account to the new one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wii20
    It was in an opened ventilated area; you could be right btw, it could be a broken ventilating fan , bec i didnt feel any air bieng blown. If I exchange it at the retail place where i got it (Toys r us) , would i be able to transfer my wii shop account to the new one?
    I would have to say, you are goin to have to ask Nintendo on that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klywak
    I would have to say, you are goin to have to ask Nintendo on that one...
    Agreed that seems like there would be something internal that they would have to do about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by match002001
    Agreed that seems like there would be something internal that they would have to do about that one.
    Hmm, and about your fans, Im sure they might be able to put your games back on, no garuntees,

    but i don't think they knew that this might happen.. reggies...

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    so can I. So Can i dude.
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