repair as soon as possible. most wiis will nearly definitely have 4.0 installed now. i hope it goes fine joinx
wonder if this is available in the uk?
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I'm having to send off my Wii next week for this. First time I'd had an issue with this. My systems GPU artifacting isn't as bad as I've seen others in online videos and photos. I'm sending it off anyway. I noticed that the Wii would still be warm when powered down in standby mode like it was still on. So I started leaving standby off, cause I also noticed that the fan wasn't actively going during standby. The damaged had already been done a little, but at least the progression was slowed down.
Nintendo should include a new 1st party fan attachement with systems sent in for this problem or come up with an update where the fan still cools the Wii while it's off WC24 standby mode.
Last edited by Brewaholic; 06-18-2009 at 02:30 PM.
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Wii GPU is screwed..and will have black screen soon
Originally Posted by Brewaholic
Once you start to see the artifacts...its game over as the vpu will be dead soon no matter what you do.
send it away and get another one from them is all you can basically do
Now if you don't have your wii on standby ever but just manually turn on the connect24 when needed to play an online game...Your vpu should always be ok. (as long as you don't use the wii in a cabinet or and enclosed entertainment center...)
The wii needs constant air circulation when in play mode..so no enclosures
btw..the vpu/gpu actually gets fried when left in standby mode over a period of time....especially in enclosures and hot days....etc
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I've had my Wii going on 2 years now in 2 months. The disc drive was replaced a few months ago. I really don't want another system and would rather keep my original. Replacing the GPU should be no problem I would think everything else is in good working order. I just know not to leave WC24 on in standby while powered off again.
It's not Wiiconnect24. My GPU's dying and i've never used Wiiconnect24 and it's never got more than slightly warm from the outside.
Wiiconnect24 may speed up this problem, but if it happened to you, it was gonna happen anyway, sooner or later. The GPU's defective. (atleast in mine) You can't really blame Wiiconnect24.
Last edited by AussieV8Power; 07-22-2009 at 03:30 AM.
I bought one of the Cooler /Chargers a month after I got my Wii...we've had the system for over a year now and haven't had a problem yet. I don't bother to unplug everything and I play the system for 3,4,5 hours at a time.
Hopefully it will stay working for a cpl more year before I have to replace it and at that point I'm hoping the Wii HD will be out.
Thanks Modderman for the tip on turning off Wiiconnect24. I had left it on while experimenting with wifi and wondered why the pilot light was yellow instead of red when powering down. Now it's off and back to red. The Wii is in a cubby hole in a cabinet, but there is a component cooling fan for that zone so hopefully no overheating issues.
same here, i cant turn-off the wiiconnect24 since it disables the power from usb thus the charger/fan wont work.
Originally Posted by darkwind25