My son received a wii for Christmas and it is continually overheating. I think I have heard that this is a problem with the system. Anyone have suggestions? He and his cousin played it yesterday and it overheated at least four times over the course of the day. We have it in a white holder (made by nintendo) on a wooden bookshelf next to the tv. Thanks.
i have my wii on top of my subwoofer in the corner... i have never had it overheat at any time... just make sure it has room to breath... try puting it out in the open without the stand for a week and see what happens...
i usually play for 3 hours at a time, and no heating problems as of YET, but who knows if one plays for 10 hours :( who knows, but thank God my hasn't overheated..... but when I do play 10 Hours on a game i can't put down, i just hope the Wii withstand
Some Wiis are known to overheat. This is not an uncommon problem. However, the Wii will only overheat when it's in StandBy mode; it does not overheat when it is turned on.
The easy solution is this: When you're done playing, hold the power button on the console for a few seconds (usually 4 seconds) until it turns red, thus turning the console off. You can, of course, disable StandBy mode altogether from the Wii settings, but the drawback to this solution is that you'll have to manually connect your Wii to the internet through the Wii settings every time you turn the console on.
Again, this isn't a big deal. It becomes a big deal if you don't implement the above solution or find another way to fix it because the console can become scorching hot if it has this problem.
I've found that my Wii stays cooler when it's on. I accidentally left it on while I went to my baseball game, and when I got back, I felt it and it was perfectly fine. I haven't had any problems SO FAR with my Wii, and hope that I never will... but I know sometime I will have some trouble.
If your Wii is doing this (over heating in Stand-by), then its a problem with the system and you should contact Nintendo for service prior to your warranty expiring. Mine was doing this, and eventually it cooked the disk drive. Its currently at the service center in California.
My Wii has been in on or Stand-by mode since the end of December and no overheating problems. The only time it has been off has been during power outages or two resets I've had to do. 7 months in continual stand-by or on without a problem. It's got to be a QC issue for those units; not a design issue.
Or a competitor trying to start rumors and negative propaganda. After all they're competing against a certain unnamed monopoly and it wouldn't be the first time that they've resorted to that sort of tactic.
I don't know K. I've got a Dennon receiver, circa 1987 which still works great. The other Dennon receiver I bought 2 years ago has fried twice due to overheating. You can't have 100% quality all the time.
I currently own a Wii and also have two close friends who own one.
We all use the generic upright stand and I cannot say I have had an overheating problem. Someone commented I think that there IS a cooling station that can plug into the wii's USB ports. That should help you.
The Nintendo Wii is so micro that if there is ANY fan or heat sync error at all...it would be noticeable, unfortunately.
Also, I've left my Wii on for long periods of time...many time. Still no noticeable problem.
E.R., I too have a JVC receiver from 1983 that still works fine. Newer consumer electronics just don't seem to be as robust as older generations. Especially in regard to lower-end equipment, everyone is competing on price, not quality these days. As far as consoles like the Wii, like any other console or electronic component, you'll have a certain (small) percentage that will fail.
I promise, I am NOT the competition trying to start false rumours!! Just the mom of a twelve year old who is increasingly frustrated that his Wii keeps shutting off. Nintendo did call me back this week and we are shipping our Wii back for service. After speaking with some of my son's friends, it seems like the internal fan within our Wii is not running, whereas other Wii's have a fan that runs during play?? Anyway, Nintendo was great - the repair should be under warranty and hopefully, my son will have his Wii back in working condition before the end of the summer. Thanks for everyone's input.
yeah my wii gets really hot when i have it in standby mode. I try to remember to just unplug it if after i'm done but often i forget. I'm afraid its not going to last long if it keeps heating up like its been doing. I have mine set flat and its in a fairly small enclosed shelf with only the front exposed. It still has a good 5 inches of clearance on top though and plenty of space around the sides.. THe same shelf is no problem for the dvd player and vcr that sit on top of each other next to my wii.
For about 2 weeks after I got a wi-fi router and hooked up my Wii, I had left it on stand-by mode. Then I realized that it was very warm to the touch, but it never shuts down or lock up. Ever since then, I have either power it off or unplug it all together. But recently, I notice some vertical lines on the screen when I'm running around in Zelda. It looks fine if I'm just standing still. Does that means I have cooked my Wii?
Unfortunately, since the release of Resident Evil 4 port for the Wii, a lot of people's Wiis have been going the Xbox360 route and breaking. WiConnect24 shuts off the fan and the GPUs are overheating and breaking. There are forums with countless people currently experiencing this http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/residentevil4/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-36212629&pid=938877&page=2 It took a game like Res Evil 4 to show the extent of the damage done since it requires more of the GPUs power. Once you pop in that disc, graphical glitches, freezing, lines, or blinking pixels spread to the Wii menu and every other game. Here's some footage of the problem http://youtube.com/watch?v=xdWnsw3Yckc. It's not happening to a few people, it's like happening to every single person almost who puts that game in and had the Wii running on Wiconnect24 in the past and unknowingly cooked their GPU. Nintendo has already addressed the issue and has stated it's WiiCOnnect24 frying the ATI chip, so turn off your WiiCOnnect24. The problem pops up with games that demand more from the GPU, so you may already have a fried chip and may not know it until it gets worse or you pop in a game that demands more of it's power. Nintendo is trying to work on a firmware update to correct the problem of the fan shutting off.