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Wii Skin + Standby = Overheating?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by ciper, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. ciper

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    After reading the forums for a while I see some people worried about the console getting hot while in standby mode. Since the fan does not run while in standby much of the cooling is through convection. With the skin installed that is another transition for the heat to pass through which should insulate the system right?

    I am not personally worried about overheating and I would never buy a skin but I wanted to see what you thought.
     
  2. paintba||er

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    I doubt it would do much. They are just thin little stickers.
     
  3. ciper

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    Its true they are thin but my experience comes from over spray on the radiator of a car causing overheats.
     
  4. Wii-licious

    Wii-licious Wii360 FTW !!!!!

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    I have a launch Wii with a skin (since Christmas) and everything is fine...don't worry....

    :wink:
     
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    The Wii doesn't generate much heat anyway. I would worry more about it getting screwed because the hot air blowing on it from my PS3.
     
  6. ciper

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    :lol: Thats pretty funny
     
  7. vagrant

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    The wii case is just plastic. Adding more plastic isn't going to make a difference. The heat is generated internally and blown out.
     
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    not much like the 360,wich does overheat quite often
     
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    True. Cheap phenolic spacers are made of plastics. But the fan doesnt run when in standby and the heat gets trapped because of the location of the intake/exhaust.
     
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    Yes and a paper-thin thing of vinyl isn't going to make a difference. None of the vent holes are covered up.
     
  11. Star Striker

    Star Striker Definately something.

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    It should have no effect what-so-ever.
     

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