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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by velocitti, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. velocitti

    velocitti Wii will rock you :)

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    So last time I was downloading a VC game, I noticed my Wii was getting pretty
    hot to the point where I had to stop and unplug it (and waste 1000 Wii Points).
    It only happens when I'm using Connect24. Does this happen to a lot of you?
    I doubt this, but is it true that cooling fans can damage your Wii?
     
  2. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Cooling fans help your Wii by cooling them down. Your Wii shouldn't overheat though if your getting these problems buy this Cooler, If that doesn't work tell nintendo about your problem xD
     
  3. PtonJalken

    PtonJalken Ptowwnaagee!

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    Shouldnt get that hot, i had my Wiiconnect on from Dec 25th till Mar 1st without any burn or problems lol.
     
  4. tonyeng4ine

    tonyeng4ine Hyrulian Firefighter

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    i`ve had mine on since it was released and bought it.. hasnt overheated yet
     
  5. velocitti

    velocitti Wii will rock you :)

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    Yeah, I've had mine since launch and this hasn't happened since recently so I'm worried
    it's breaking or something. Maybe I should bother Nintendo to give me a new
    one... :)
     
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    Skorp WiiChat Member

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    Make sure there is air flow around your wii. If it's tucked in a corner where it's not getting enough cool air it might overheat. Keep the area around it clear so it can get air. Other than that I'd say just let what happens happen, if it overheats I'm sure nintendo would take care of it.
     
  7. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    how hot? what part where you feeling?
     
  8. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    and how long does it take to download a VC game for you... i dont think it would take long enough to even get hot... takes like 30 seconds to a minute for any game to download so far on mine... call nintendo they will replace it for free no questions asked..lol my connect 24 has been on sence the day i bought my wii... not even warm...
     
  9. Metalthrashingmark

    Metalthrashingmark METAL THRASHING MANIAC

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    Make sure you use the little plastic tray stand they give you with your Wii. I did not know what it was till I did some research.
     
  10. xsoldier1911

    xsoldier1911 WiiChat Member

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    I had the opposite problem. I couldn't use my Wii unless Wii Connect 24 was turned on. My house is very cold (55 deg) and with Wii Connect 24 off the Wii was so cold that it would skip on movie files, take a long time to load, and give me disc read errors. Once I turned Wii Connect 24 back on about eight weeks ago I have not had any trouble. My conclusion is that the Wii likes to be warm.
     
  11. zeon9881

    zeon9881 Slowly drifting away

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    so why not wait till it got downloaded....unless it takes 30 min!
     
  12. theangelwing

    theangelwing Gamer_4_Jesus

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    Yea, I would listen to these guys. Mine is warm but not hot so sorry I could not help. Try downloading the VC all the way.
     
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    J-Tizzle Jounin Member

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    Get a Cooler for your Wii. It works on mine and my Wii seems to run a bit quicker.
     
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    thisisgil WiiChat Member

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    On the plus side, you won't have wasted those 1000 wii points. If the points have been taken from your account for a game, you can go back and re-download that game for free.
     
  15. Tri

    Tri has the power

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    You didn't 'waste 1000 wii points'

    Once you start downloading the game it marks that you own that game on your Wii and you can go back in and download it free of charge. If it doesn't let you do that and you are actually 1000 wii points poorer then I would suggest calling Nintendo for some type of refund.
     
  16. s9am_me

    s9am_me Got my Wii!!

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    if you see white smoke or see the plastic start to melt then yes... turn it off. Hate to say it folks, but electronics get warm, its normal.
     
  17. mk_south_london

    mk_south_london !SUPERMOD! *blu mushroom*

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    My wii is cold during connect2 and all that.
    Actually its getting quite worriying?

    Does it mean something extra is not working?
     
  18. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    How could you be so Stupid? The stand is there with Most pictures of the Wii [In stores anyways]

    On the note of the Thread, Make sure the fan on the bottom of the Wii is being used too....

    [Yeah theres one on the bottom] and you need to make sure that ALL Fans are able to collect Air/Get rid of it and don't leave it in a corner...
     
  19. velocitti

    velocitti Wii will rock you :)

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    Okay, thanks guys.
    I got a cooler so I was able to re-download the game without smelling the plastic melting on my Wii : )
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    Good good xD - Glads to hear it, You enjoy that game!
     

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