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Nintendo Wii Mini Power Cooling Fan

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3 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Quiet and efficient cooling fan
  • Cools down Wii internal components
  • Self-powered thru USB port on Wii
  • Power switch to turn ON and OFF unit
  • Indicator light
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Product Information

Technical Details

Item Weight 1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 7 x 4 x 1.3 inches
Item model number CPA-1195-1

Additional Information

ASIN B000PS72BM
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces
Date First Available May 10, 2004

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I wasn't sure about this fan at first, but it was dirt cheap so I figured I'd give it a shot. I've been very pleased thus far; my Wii used to be quite hot to the touch in WiiConnect24 mode, and now it's no warmer than I'd expect an electronic device in standby mode to be.
The fan runs reasonably quiet; it's certainly audible but I've heard worse. I haven't had a chance to test that the USB passthrough port works since there currently aren't any USB peripherals available for the Wii, but it's nice that they thought ahead and included it anyway.

My one gripe is the red LED, which is constantly on and is quite bright. It's not a deal-breaker, just an annoyance.

The Wii is still too new to really know whether temperature is a stability or reliability concern, but I don't aim to be the first victim of Wii overheating, especially when a solution exists for a measly two bucks. I'd recommend this to any Wii owner, especially one who lives in the middle of the desert like I do.

Edit: Roughly three weeks after receiving it, the fan died without warning. I guess you get what you pay for; can't say I should have expected different given the price. Buyer beware!
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Fan was noisy and bulky. It got the job done but was too noisy to bother using. When in standby it would not turn off.
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I have bought a total of 4 of these over the past 12 months. The original cooling fan in our Wii burned out courtesy of long hours of NetFlix. After burning up a more expensive auxiliary fan in about 3 months, I opted for this much less expensive version, and got an average of about 4 months out of each of the first two I purchased, again with heavy use watching NetFlix. I just purchased 2 more and have the first one installed. All the auxiliary fans I have bought are still cheaper than replacing the case fan on the Wii, so this is a good option.
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By Grant on July 31, 2007
This USB cooling fan is O.K. It fits the Wii great and can run while the Wii is in standby mode. It seems to do an alright job of keeping the unit cool. However the fan is some-what loud and can clearly be heard even when I'm watching T.V. I would recommend only if you don't care about the constant fan sound (and red LED light).
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Looking at the other reviews I was surprised. This has been a life saver for us.The fan it came with was dying an ugly death so I purchased this. Mine at lease is quite and works great. My kids are notorious about leaving the WWI on for hours or days at a time. The little fan hasn't faltered. After move than 1/2 a year it still runs like a trouper. For the small price truely amazing.
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The air intake fan in my Wii recently gave out (I am assuming from having recently been set on an enclosed shelf, on its side, and using it for Netflix). with that, the Wii would overheat after about an hour and shut itself off. Rather than spend the big $$ to get it fixed, I decided to see if there were any solutions. Lo and behold, I came across the Wii Mini Power Cooling Fan - and for $3.99, I figured I have nothing to really lose.

It plugs into the back of the Wii using one of the two USB ports, and conviently has its own USB port, so you still have access. Power up the Wii, turn the fan switch "on"...and nothing. My heart sank. Turned it off, turned it back on, and it started right away. Guess it just wanted to give me a little scare.

It ran for approximately 2 hours straight last night, and the Wii never got any warmer than it did when we had the fan. So, I am pleased.

the question is, how long will it last? At $3.99, I don't expect this to be a long-term fix. But, for the time being, I am happy.

Edit 9/12: okay, I didn't expect it to be a long term fix....but only 3 weeks?? It has completely stopped working. Lesson learner...I have ordered a higher quality fan.

Edit 9/28: The darn thing started working again. We used something to "nudge" the fan blades and it started spinning again. Have had to do that a couple times since the 12th, but all in all, again- for the price, I guess it's hard to complain too loudly. I have the "higher power" fan in storage for the inevitable day when this one really does bite the dust.
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My Wii would always shut down. We had a giant stupid fan pointed at it to get it to work. This works great, never have to turn it on or off since it runs off the wii power and it is quite and compact, fits right in the back. Never shuts down. Love it.
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By NXT on August 7, 2012
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great cooling fan maintains my wii cool it doesn't get anymore warm like it used to never though this fan was going to work but it does is quiet some people say that is loud and is not loud at all works great quiet and easy to use
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