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    Question needing info on wii power issue please.

    Im getting a wii in today for cheep, $10 the guy says it will randomly turns off within an hour or so, he seems to think its a power brick issue, Im thinking heat issue, could there be any other things I should check to trouble shoot this wii?
    I havent really looked into any wii repairs before as Iv never had any issues with them, but fyi, I do lots of reflows on 360's and ps3's and have all the nessassary hardware and thermal paste to do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boob4me View Post
    Im getting a wii in today for cheep, $10 the guy says it will randomly turns off within an hour or so, he seems to think its a power brick issue, Im thinking heat issue, could there be any other things I should check to trouble shoot this wii?
    I havent really looked into any wii repairs before as Iv never had any issues with them, but fyi, I do lots of reflows on 360's and ps3's and have all the nessassary hardware and thermal paste to do the job.
    1) Try a different power supply.
    2) Set a fan next to the Wii and play for a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    1) Try a different power supply.
    2) Set a fan next to the Wii and play for a few hours.
    Also, check to make sure the current fan IS working. Set it on your kitchen table, plug the power in, grab a flashlight, and look at the fan on the backend. Power it on, and check to ensure that it spins. May be a bum fan. I would also check for obstructions on the right side air intake, and possibly take it apart to make sure there's nothing foreign inside. You won't believe the stuff I pulled outta my Wii a few years ago. Toy car axles, glow in the dark stars, gems, and a fork. No joke.

    Definitely sounds like an overheating issue. Just gotta find out where and why....
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    how is the thermal paste on the wii's? does it have issues of breaking down? any other known defects with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by boob4me View Post
    how is the thermal paste on the wii's? does it have issues of breaking down? any other known defects with them
    I've never really heard of any wide-spread issues. How old is this Wii?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boob4me View Post
    how is the thermal paste on the wii's? does it have issues of breaking down? any other known defects with them
    No, it's not a poorly designed fail box 360 if that's what you mean.

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    Damn if your comment didn't deserve a "thanks" click, lol
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