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    Is there any point buying WiiU with no TV signal (bricked) ? Like here. What could cause this kind of brick ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerfield
    Is there any point buying WiiU with no TV signal (bricked) ? Like here. What could cause this kind of brick ?
    How would that be considered bricked? A lot of the Wii U's functions and games can be used solely on the GamePad...some, but now all. If your somehow don't have a TV I would recommend looking up online if a game supports off TV play before buying it. But above that I would recommend just getting a TV lol.

    If I spelled something wrong, I'll just blame it on auto-correct

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    You need the TV to do the initial setup, as shown in the picture you supplied.

    Many units out of the box at launch did have problems outputting to HDMI and had to be returned to Nintendo for repair/replacement on day 1 due to this.

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    Question asker PMed me a continuation question and I replied. I figured that I'd post it here for others to see what was said ...

    Quote Originally Posted by beerfield
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    i'm wondering if i would buy WiiU console with this "feature" how could I fix it - just contact with Nintendo costumer service ? Of course I will be needing a proof of purchase.
    What about if I will not have one ? WIll Nintend fix this brick ?

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    I think any warranty is void on transfer of system. Nintendo would likely fix it, but charge you for the fix unless you are lucky enough for the original owner to have never registered the system with Nintendo and they would then think that you are the original owner.
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    At least in America, I have never heard of Nintendo requiring or even asking for any type of proof of purchase. I don't know if serial numbers are reported to them when a console is sold so they know whether it is in warranty or not or what. Register the console with them online if you can.

    If you have any issues just tell them you inherited it and the original owner died.

    I did have a DS lite repaired/replaced under warranty one time. It stopped working when it got turned on with a penny in the card slot. (Probably technically physical damage that isn't covered, but you simply leave that part out and tell them it simply doesn't turn on) Regarding DS as well, they only let me register one console even though I had several. Registration does not affect your warranty other than the 90 day extension they were offering on certain consoles.

    I also had a Wii that wasn't reading dual layer games out of warranty they offered to repair for free. They eventually refused because gamestop put a refurbished sticker on it....

    All Wii U consoles are currently under warranty at the moment so even if you buy one used Nintendo should take care of any issues for free I would think.

    EDIT: At least in the US (and Canada) Warranty is tracked by serial number. No proof of purchase is required. You can look up the serial number on Nintendos website to see if a console is under warranty or not. http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/man...rrantyinfo.jsp
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    Last edited by blaisedinsd; 09-16-2013 at 11:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    Thanks. Let us know how the updated version works. I may reconsider buying it again if there is positive reviews.
    Ok, Super Mario 3D world was being played nearly constantly the entire weekend and this Nyko battery is a freaking BEAST.

    It lasted the entire freaking day and I am pretty sure the gamepads brightness is turned all the way up. It did get some brief breaks on the charger (not because of low battery but because we needed to eat and use the bathroom) but we were basically playing the thing as much as we possibly could and battery life was not an issue at all. I was amazed. We got over 12 hours of playtime on Saturday I believe. Amazing. That is by far the most I have ever stressed the gamepad battery and this thing passed with flying colors.

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