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  1. ajs

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    Hiya,

    apologies if this has been bought up before but couldn't see anything about this specific problem. I just set up my Wii this morning and have been using it all day however it keeps turning itself off! It's happened three times. The only thing I can think is that it's overheating but why would it do that? It's got plenty of room to breathe. It cuts out after being on for an hour, maybe hour & half tops. Anything I can do or has anyone else had the same problem...or have I just got a duff one!

    Thanks for reading.
     
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    is it HOT when it turns off? it shouldnt be overheating, especially that fast.
     
  3. ajs

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    Yes it is - not exactly burning or anything but certainly very very warm, much warmer than I would expect. Also the discs come out of the drive warm too.

    This is probably a really stupid question but should it be completely silent? I was expecting there to be a bit of fan noise. There's none!
     
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    I know it sounds bad but check the plug is in the socket right. It happened to me
     
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    If theres no noise, then you probably have a faulty Wii which the Fans are broken or bugged. There should be a fan noise (and the loading/reading noises)
     
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    Only when the disc is in.

    Leave it for an hour.

    Also make sure its got room around it.
     
  7. ajs

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    Thanks. I think that's probably it. It makes a noise when it's loading / reading games but is silent when it's not, even if I press my ear right up against it, can't hear a thing. Back to Nintendo I guess then :(
     
  8. ajs

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    Ehhh now I'm confused :) I'll leave it alone for a while & see what happens!
     
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    They should ship you a new Wii if you ask, unless you tampered with it etc. The beeping/itching noises are normal, but when a game is in there should be the fan noise for sure.

    :/

    When on STANDBY tho, there is no fan. (red light)
     
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    Actually red light is off standby is orange
     
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    Red = Standby (Wiiconnect24 offline)
    Orange = Standby (Wiiconnect24 online)
     
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    Okay thanks. So just to clarify (bear with me here) - when it's on (green light) but there's no game in there...should there be a fan noise? Or does it only make a noise when you put a disc in?
     
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    I've never heard any noise without a game in. I've even done what you did, press my ear against it but heard absolutly nothing.
     
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    Thanks for your responses guys...that's what mine does, just makes a noise when theres a game in. So I guess thats right. Will just see what happens now!
     
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    Are your Airways blocked by chance? Horizontal is the best airflow, you may want to try it.
     
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    Dont think I've got blocked airways...I set it up horizontal first, but now I'm trying it vertical to see if it helps. Hasn't turned itself off yet (touch wood...give it another half hour :/)
     
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    no image?
    btw.. has anyone experienced the wii being hotter while on standby than actually on?
     
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    Mine sometimes turns to standby randomly, usually after I've clicked on something which starts to load, but it isn't common, just every so often, so I don't really care that much, and my Wii doesn't get overheated or nothing, so s'all good :)
     
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    Happens to random Wii's it seems, its due to the Wii having fans when its on. But having them off on Standby Orange, which the network card slowly heats up a bit. Shouldnt be HOT HOT tho.
     

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