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Wii's Temperature - Hot!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Vanquish23, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Vanquish23

    Vanquish23 Supahstar

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    Hey fellow Wii users,

    When you guys opt to turn WiiConnect 24 "ON", do all of your systems become quite warm, almost on the verge of hot?

    I found WiiConnect 24 to be pretty useful in terms of the instant weather access and news information, but if it's going to be chugging the system's power like that and heat up, I fear it'll reduce the system's life or stability.

    So does anyone else's Wii get hot when you turn it on, or is it just mine.
     
  2. hectoroni

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    when mine turns on nothing happens it just still wont let me get the weather stuff
     
  3. paintba||er

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    Ya, they get slightly warm, and it is normal. I definitely wouldn't worry about a Wii overheating...
     
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    This question has been asked many times before. Its normal and most people are not worried about the temperature.
     
  5. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    yeah all consoles do so, i think wii's the coolest
     
  6. bigwilliiy

    bigwilliiy Iam THE LAW!

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    if your worried get one of those cool looking blue things that cool your wii (only if its standing up though)
     
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    The Wii is supposed to get slightly warmer after a couple hours of gameplay. After if it gets even hotter, after playing 3+ hours, then turn it off and let it cool.
     
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    You've obviously not had to return a wii then due to overheating. Overheating causes the graphics card to malfunction resulting in "artifacts" on the display.

    Happened to me & many others. Thought to be caused by WiiConnect24 as the fan doesn't switch on when on standby. I've now got a new wii & make sure i turn it off at the mains after playing
     
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    No that's not it, it stays perfectly cold when its on, because of the fan, but when its on standby, it heats up
     
  10. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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    It is true that it heats up more at standby with Connect24 on than game play. The fan helps to drop a few degree in this condition while it is not neceesary otherwise. I got one for $10 and I am happy with it. Without the fan, the surface temperature may go above 50C at standby.
     
  11. Happy

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    When I left it on for about 30 hours or so it was hot (connect24). I just unplug my Wii every time I've finished with it just to be safe :)
     
  12. Jimmyray19

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    Yeah Nintendo needs to release a Firmware upgrade (knowing the System can read temperatures) Like when the System is in Stand-by when it gets a Certain Degrees the fan will knock on and cool it off and then cut back off. For now i took my laptop cooler that i used and placed it under the system. When it is in Stand-by mode i cut on the fans and it keeps it very cool and them i cut it back off when the system is in use.
     
  13. guitarman

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    When it starts to get hot, just simply pop it in a refridgerator for around an hour and all should be fine :rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds like a great idea!
     
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    It gets hot because of Wifi. When you turn WiiConnect24 on, it turns on the Wii's Wifi system, and this system doesn't turn off even when your Wii is on standy.

    Perhaps you should get a USB fan for your Wii. My friend got one off of http://us.emvee.ca/ for $15 shipped I believe.
     
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    I know you are joking but the constant heat is actually better for it than the heat cycle of placing it in the fridge. If you really did that you would get cracked solder joints in no time.
     
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    Very bad idea. Condensed water will cause short circuit when you take it out from fridge.
     
  18. DrYou

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    Or just leave it on the Wii Main Menu and don't turn it off... That's what I do.

    The fan stays on, you stay connected, quicker access to everything (don't have to turn it on), still goes into a semi stand by after a few minutes.

    The only good reason to be afraid of leaving a system or computer for that matter on is if the fan goes out it's toast (on a PC) , but since we know the Wii can be fan less for Months without overheating and dieing there's nothing to worry about.
     
  19. Wii_Pro

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    I got the wii fan stand, its a stand, a cool blue light, and a fan. Works good.
     
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    Does it work when the system is off?
     

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