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Submitted by PsyphonD 803d ago | news

Wii U owners experiencing freezing issues

Some owners of the just-released Wii U are reporting that their GamePads are freezing. (Wii U)

strigoi814  +   803d ago
Really?? Oh well its day one
MurDocINC  +   802d ago
Mine was played all day yesterday without one issue.
EcoSos3  +   803d ago
The only problem I'm having with mine is that external hard drive keeps disconnecting, it even happens to 65gb ubs drive. I did format them twice and noting, I havent played the wiiu much because of that.
firefly69  +   803d ago
If your hdd haves a sleeper mode than that could be the problem!Some HDD disconnect when they are not reading or writting on them.Im almost pretty sure that not all hdd will end up been totaly compatible with the Wii U.
eagle21  +   803d ago
Hope this helps. :)

Edit: better yet

http://www.ign.com/articles...
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EcoSos3  +   803d ago
Thanks it did help
Monstar  +   803d ago
Nothing surprising since it's launch. Atleast it's nothing compared to the WORST defects ever...being the RROD. Thanks Microsoft!
Irishguy95  +   803d ago
The RROD didn't happen day 1....

@ronin4life

"Nothing surprising since it's launch. Atleast it's nothing compared to the WORST defects ever...being the RROD."

Well, he's comparing WiiU day 1 to Xbox day 1...RROD doesn't kick in within a day, it takes a little while for it to affect it. WiiU could have something horrible like YLoD or even RROD. But we have to wait and see first don't we? Xbox didn't have any problems on Day 1.
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ronin4life  +   803d ago
?
I'm quite certain it was. Even if users weren't effected right away, the rrod didn't magically appear out of thin air. It was the result of day 0 manufacturing/design mistakes.
RFornillos4  +   803d ago
fortunately for us, the system itself is efficient in terms of heat dissipation. which is one of the main cause of RROD.
tehpees3  +   803d ago
It did happen day 1. Not only that but there was someone who posted Project Gotham pictures of the screen turning fuzzy and the game crashing. Perfect Dark Zero was giving off strange echo sounds. I was aware of an error which said "please insert this disc into an Xbox 360" -_-

Scratching discs. Faulty hard drives. There are far too many hardware errors for me to remember on the first few years.

And these faults were found on the first night so stop kidding yourself.
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kreate  +   803d ago
To my understanding, Xbox had problems before it was even launched. Employees from Microsoft reported defects but was told to move forward with it anyways.

Retail employees reported defects on some of the consoles but were told to sell it anyways. Hence, Microsoft was hit w multiple class-action lawsuits in 06-08 era for knowingly sold defective units.

However after the Jasper chips were released, most of the problems were solved.

The disk scratching issue was solved by updating the manual that ur not suppose to move the console while the disk is spinning. And they also slapped a sticker on the tray that also states the same thing. Which, didn't really solved the issue but did stop anymore lawsuits from happening.

The single Guy who filed the disk scratching lawsuit was paid off by Microsoft in a undisclosed settlement.

Currently, the xbox360 hardware is pretty good with lots of USB ports w no over-heating issues. Looks a lot better than the cheap looking super slim ps3. The slimline Xbox shouldn't have disk scratching issues.

And to be fair ps2 also had issues from the beginning.

I'm pretty sure ps4xbox720 would also have issues from day one.
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boybato  +   803d ago
@Monstar

Going by what you said...so this makes it the second worst launch?
firefly69  +   803d ago
It seems US players are the beta testing for the EUROPEAN release!Im sure this is a software problem related with the patch that was release by nintendo!More actually the lack of information from nintendo is disturbing!
GreenRanger  +   803d ago
Freezing issues, eh?
I've got just the thing for that...

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LordLaguz  +   803d ago
I laughed. Thanks you kind sir.
sitharrefus  +   803d ago
Yes it happened to me today, and im not sure if this has to do with it, i put a screen protector that i bought at gamestop, the pad was working fine, after 10 minutes it wanst working at all, the touch screen wasn't responding to the stylus or my finger, i turned off the system for a few minutes and tried again and no luck, then i read the Operations manual and it says there that some screen protectors can affect the performance.... Then removed the screen protector and it worked....

I wasted 10 dollars for nothing xD
firefly69  +   803d ago
Its not the same problem that is been related!Theres actuallya nintendo protection pack that comes with a screen protector a stylus and a cloth for cleaning,that shoud work i think.The related problem that people are having seems to be related to the system update,and a complete brick of the pad after.
sitharrefus  +   802d ago
Well then i guess we are all having different issues.
bad naruto  +   803d ago
lol
BananaEatingSquid  +   803d ago
Oh god, I hope this doesn't happen to me!
catch  +   803d ago
I haven't had any issues yet. Hopefully any problems people are having will be fixed soon.
MasterCornholio  +   803d ago
All systems have issues at launch so I'm not surprised that this has happened. But knowing Nintendo they will fix this quickly.

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Neonridr  +   803d ago
I must say, the day one update was a pain in the ass.

I have no clue how big the update was, but it was definitely several GB's. Plus the connection dropped a few times from the Nintendo Server (probably due to traffic). At least it would resume from where it left off each and every time. I still don't like using wifi, when I have the ability to use a direct connection for the internet. Might have to look into that Wii USB LAN adapter.

Now that it's all setup though, I can finally get down to business and try some games. I had a quick browse of the eShop and I am very pleased with the way it is set up. Just have to transfer over my Wii data now.
ShaunCameron  +   802d ago
So far for me, no issues to report.

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