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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by crazydog1, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. crazydog1

    crazydog1 WiiChat Member

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    Has anyones wii overheated?? I'm worried that my wii might over heat becuae it is sitting on the stand which is on carpet so i think it blows the air intake. Anyone have any problems with overheating??
     
  2. ottoman

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    the wii in desgined to take in as less electricity as it can. (I.E connect24)

    dont worry about it, it should be fine.
     
  3. iplaywii

    iplaywii Nintendo Wii

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    Yeah, quit worrying. It's not overheating. It's going to get warm, that's normal!
     
  4. Dougamer

    Dougamer Offical Wiitard

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    unless your laying it down wierdly, like... so the diske holder is like, facing in the air... You should be fine.
     
  5. Flunk You2

    Flunk You2 ^his the best^

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    dont think the carpets a good place :(
     
  6. DarkenSpirit

    DarkenSpirit Grey Knight

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    If your worried you can always drop 20 bucks down for a Chill Station for the Wii, it consists of a light up base thats usb run, (doesnt take up a usb slot as the usb on it has another usbslot for you to use) it lights up the same color as the wii and it has a built in fan at the bottom of the base that keeps your wii cooler, at least imo. It claims to increase the wii's lifespan. It also comes with 2 holders that latch ontot he sides of the base and prevents knocking over and you can store your remotes in them.

    http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Wii-...64891/catOid/-16761/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
     
  7. iplaywii

    iplaywii Nintendo Wii

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    Depending on what type of carpet it is, that's not gonna hurt anything, as long as you have some ariflow. Use the base and there shouldn't be a problem.
     
  8. Enigma01

    Enigma01 WiiChat Member

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    I know they have the cool station, but to me it just seems like a waste...Ya it may increase life...but how long do you expect this system to work for anyways...do you really believe 30 years from now even with the cooling station for the wii to work...
     
  9. DarkenSpirit

    DarkenSpirit Grey Knight

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    Eh i just expect it to still work whenever i want it to. Like my ps2, if i want it to work even though i bought it when it came out, it still works till now without any problems whatsoever. Thats how long i expect it to live for.
     
  10. Jesse

    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    Yeah I bought a used ps2 and its still running good even though I have not played it much this year.
     
  11. tsowaiman

    tsowaiman WiiChat Member

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    wii is using external power supply. Therefore, it should not be overheated.
     
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    it may not be a good idea for carpet. Too much lent for the system fans.
     
  13. beneeboi

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    i keep my wii on the carpet, works perfectly fine.
     
  14. Wiidad

    Wiidad Parent of the Wiikid

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    So Far ;)
     
  15. crazydog1

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    Would cleaning a fan with compressed are be a safe way to take dust off?
     
  16. Wiidad

    Wiidad Parent of the Wiikid

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    yep that will be fine.

    make sure its not running when you do it.
     
  17. Reaper3000GT

    Reaper3000GT Wii fo' life son. Werd.

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    You can go to Wallmart and buy one of those meltal rack things (about 2 feet wide and 1 foot tall) for around 2 bucks. Then your Wii is suspended in air for maximum air flow. I am able to put my Xbox, PS2, and Wii on it. The Xbox is ontop of the PS2 and the Wii is sitting next to them.
     
  18. kissmyshinnymettalass

    kissmyshinnymettalass WiiChat Member

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    Fools

    You guys are all fools the wii does over heat but not when your playing it overheats when its in stand by mode. It uses almoast exactly the same power in stand by mode as it does when its on the only difference is that when in stand by mode the fans arent on. So the wii overheats. Most of the heat comes form the network card from being on wifi 24, 7. The damage does not total the system(like the xbox 360) but it damages the video card, it is a known fact and nintendo has admitted to it. I know its a fact because it happened to me, and a ton of my friends. If you dont believe me go here and see pictures and another explanation:

    http://wiinis.com/Wii_Overheat.htm?ee231f20

    The more power the game takes the worse those things are (referring to stuff from link) It friggan sucks but if this happened to you nintendo will replace your wii for you, and untill you send it in you can play gamecube games or zelda twilight princess because it dosnt seem to show up with them.

    Now thet you have been warned go buy a cooling stand or stop leaving your wii on wiiconnect24. Trust me it totally sucks and it takes a while for them to get you a new one.

    .@>
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  19. MaXiMiUS

    MaXiMiUS Custom User Title (TM)

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    Uhm, network cards typically don't generate much (well, ****, ANY) heat. At least, my wireless one doesn't, and none of the non-wireless ones we've had in the past did. It's ice cold the majority of the time.

    You sure you didn't just stuff it in a corner with the fan sucking in heat from a heat register or something?

    If that was the case, I honestly don't think Nintendo should go out of their way and replace your Wii -- you put plastic by a fire, it melts. Live and learn.

    Again: network cards arn't fire breathing beasts that increase the temperature of your Wii 10 degrees just by being on.

    Edit: Why not show some more useful information, like where the Wii was, and what the temperature of the entire room was?
     
  20. lorddaddy84

    lorddaddy84 WiiChat Member

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    Man, That totally suck. I hope that that doesn't happen to mine.
     

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