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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by pixel, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. pixel

    pixel WiiChat Member

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    So I picked up my Wii and so far it's been a blast. I connected everything and enabled Connect24 with no issues. So when I shut the system off, I get the orange light.

    Tonite I went and got a Sandisk memory stick and as I grabbed the side of the Wii to put it in, I noticed the system was pretty warm. I understand it's still connected to the internet but would that cause a decent amount of heat to still be generated? I was just wondering if this is normal. For now I disabled Connect24 and I get the red light on shutdown and it's as cool as a cucumber.

    I guess I just get pretty paranoid about these things.

    -Pixel
     
  2. jeffyjaixx

    jeffyjaixx WiiChat Member

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    yeah.. mine's pretty warm too on the left side of the orange button.. hmm should i shut it off?

    What exactly does it do? Just keep monitoring for updates?
     
  3. vagrant

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    It's not sending data over the internet, so that would have nothing to do with it. Nor would it anyways. It probably has more to do with where your wii is located in your house. Especially if it is on standby, it's not using enough electricity to generate much heat anyways. It's going to be a little warm all the time, just like a computer. As long as it's not progressively getting hotter and hotter it will be fine.
     
  4. Miragepie

    Miragepie Mean, green and unseen...

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    It's best if you leave it standing vertically, if not already..
    I had mine laying flat (on the floor, fluffylike rug ^^) I noticed it getting even hotter when it was on standby not doing anything :(
    Anyway I put it on the stand vertically afterwards, it cooled off fast and now I haven't noticed it getting this problem anymore...
     
  5. pixel

    pixel WiiChat Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. The Wii is indeed vertical and placed in a well ventilated part of the room. The computer analogy vagrant made makes sense. I put it back on Connect24 and will continue to monitor it. Hopefully it's nothing more than idle warmth.

    Thanks again for all the help.

    -pixel
     
  6. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    The reason your Wii is warm is because the fans don't run when the system is in standby mode, but the system is still drawing some power. It's not much (CPU only draws 10W at full load - the system uses more, but it gives you an idea), but it does heat your system up a bit. Nintendo has relied on passive cooling for standby mode because they didn't want the fan to make noise.

    Don't worry, unless you break 60c, you won't hurt anything - and that won't happen in standby mode.
     
  7. tuned

    tuned 11.19.06

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    I noticed the same thing today... having wiiconnect24 on all the time, and after a few hours of not playing it, the console was pretty warm.
     
  8. pvtjohndoe

    pvtjohndoe Happy Wii Owner

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    Wow, I'll have to go check mine right now to see how warm it is.

    *Edit*
    Yeah, it's definitely warm. Nothing alarming though. My wireless router is twice as warm as that 24/7.
     
  9. DavidBeoulve

    DavidBeoulve Father of four Wii kids

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    Remember guys, Nintendo built these Wii's to run 24/7. Just don't leave them in a hot room or in the sun and you should be fine.
     
  10. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    Yeah, i was a bit worried at first because the next morning i checked it and it was warm. Nothing to worry about though because my 360 is like 100 time hotter than that when it's on :lol:
     
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    Close 幸せ雑&

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    :shocked: lol :lol:
     
  12. pixel

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    Well thanks again for all the reassurance guys, I feel comfortable letting it run now. Inspire, you really know your stuff, thanks for the great explanation.

    -Pixel
     
  13. Inspire

    Inspire '';aM;'' Inspire

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    No problem! :)
     
  14. Wiiboy93

    Wiiboy93 Proud Wii Owner

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    yea my console is kinda warm but I just keep a small fan running near it and it seems to cool down
     

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