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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by whatisthis, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. whatisthis

    whatisthis WiiChat Member

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    Long story short, my Wii wasn't surge protected. When the power come back on, I heard a "pop" sound:yikes: . It's dead. :mad5: :mad5:

    Does the warranty cover this kinda damage? Can I get it replaced by Nintendo?
     
  2. gidget

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    awe... that sucks... i would call them. :yesnod:

    you shouldn't tell them you suspect a surge because you really can't be sure... it could just cause you problems in getting help.

    just say it quit working the other day, you ship it in and they may determine if it's a surge or maybe something else!
     
  3. Dkw0101

    Dkw0101 Your Savior

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    they should cover it, a $3000 60" plasma screen got surged you get around $1,000,000 or so for insurance so i'm guessing that the same concept should work and such
     
  4. highroller

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    I learn from experience a way long time ago with a PC. I have my Wii in a UPS (battery backup). Tripplite $99 at Costco (1000 VA)

    Protects against surge, lows and irregular voltage. And even has power stored if a power loss occurs.
     
  5. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Why people won't invest in even $20 of surge-suppression for their multi-hundred (or multi-thousand) dollars' worth of electronics equipment, I'll never understand.

    My TV/satellite/DVD/receiver/Wii are plugged into a surge that was worth like $70+ or so at the time. My computer is on a APC Back-UPS 650.

    Worked on a guy's computer tonight in fact, he had a surge protector but he was bypassing the 3rd prong on the power outlet with an adapter. :rolleyes: Computer is only 2 months old or so, lost the whole hard drive.
     
  6. brendo

    brendo Would you kindly?

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    Remember Kiddies

    Dont skimp out on proper surge protection for your valuable elctronics. All it takes is a small surge, and your done for. so please, I urge you all, Buy either a decent surge protector or a UPS.

    This has been a friendly anouncement from brendo:lol:
     
  7. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    See, I was about to do that to my PC. There is a very good reason, as it eliminates the hum through your speakers at louder volumes, which is very noticable through higher quality speakers..... now you are telling me not to do it???
     
  8. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    What insurance company is that? :lol: to my knowledge, they cover the bare essentials of your insured product. No way would they give you almost 1000x what you payed for.
     
  9. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    sorry for being a noob but a sugre is just like more electricity going though it or something... i never heard of it before :sick:
     
  10. Silent-Sniper

    Silent-Sniper ↑ Awesome ↑

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    Don't be silly.
     
  11. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    LMAO.......theyd replace your plasma, or give you back equal money of what you initially paid for it.... Unless 1/2 your family was killed due to a fault with the TV that had nothing to do with the surge, then you could go to court and sue the company that made the TV for bad quality control, dangerous product etc..... THEN youd get millions (youd lose 1/2 ya family in the process, but give a little, take a little eh?)
     
  12. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Absolutely not. Find the real problem, don't make things worse by bypassing the required ground. Ironic, since noise/hum is often a sign of a faulty ground.

    Sounds like you might be getting crosstalk within the surge suppressor. I'd suggest getting a better surge suppressor, preferably one that isolates the outlets into banks/groups to avoid interference.
     
  13. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    You need to get out more.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltage_spike
     
  14. Deanis

    Deanis Tip#67: Sell Your Wii

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    can you ebay/google me some? I have no idea what I'm looking at, I heard there are filters you can get too. But I seriously need something, the hum drives me nuts. (Does it on my bros PC too). I hear it is a bigger issue in Australia than it is in America? Different Hz or some crap....
     
  15. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Look at any of the Tripp Lite models with "Isobar" in the name. They're distinguished by the fact that they are metal and not plastic. Example models:

    HTPOWERBAR10
    HT10DBS
    ISOBAR6DBS

    Use PriceGrabber to find a vendor.
     
  16. Spinty

    Spinty Union

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    I think it is an American thing. I hope it is an American thing. I've never heard of a surge before. Can somebody clarify?
     
  17. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    Dude, it was already answered. Can't you even bother to read the posts after his before you spend the time asking the same (now already-answered) question?
     
  18. wenied

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    How old are you? Just curious...
     
  19. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    lol i dont...i dont get many power outages had 2 in the last 7 years and nothing major just off then back on
     
  20. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    If you think voltage spikes just come from having lost power, you haven't been doing your homework.

    There are 3 types of power "events":

    1) Surge (voltage spike)
    2) Brownout (voltage dip without total power loss)
    3) Blackout (total loss of power)

    Each can happen on its own, and #1 and #2 can happen frequently without being obvious to the user. All 3 can cause problems with electronics... some permanent. And you might never realize that it was a surge/brownout/etc that caused it.
     

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