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Submitted by AyoXV 771d ago | news

Wii U Will Not Turn On, Blinking Red Light.

The Wii U's Red Ring of Death (Wii U)

FamilyGuy  +   772d ago
"Since the Wii U launch November 18 2013 there have been many complaints of the Wii U’s “Blinking Light” in a Forum..."

2013? You don't say...

Damn, not even a year old yet on top of that ninty has no solution or answer for people with the problem and just ship refurbs to compensate. I wonder how many people have had this problem.
AyoXV  +   772d ago
Honest typo sorry its 4am :)but yeah pretty sad
onyoursistersback  +   771d ago
aside from being only a year old, the lack of games/use is even more shocking!!!
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Blu5in2wO40e  +   771d ago
I had the same problem, and Nintendo did not transfer my data as well. Could not even use my NNID for a while, since they had to unlink it from the old console before I could recover it. Then I had to redownload my games, but the worst part was losing the saves.

When I asked what the problem with the console was, they said the CPU had to get replaced! I first got this issue during the spring update, so it may lend some credence to all the "overclocking" rumors.
FamilyGuy  +   771d ago
Man lost save file are the worst. You can back up saves to a usb flash drive though right?
Blu5in2wO40e  +   770d ago

I had everything backed up on an external HDD, but since it was formatted with the old console, it was incompatible with the system Nintendo sent me. So if I want to use that hard drive again, I have to reformat.
SuperBlur  +   772d ago
Feb 27 console sent to nintendo

May 13 (3months waiting!-_-) receive his console back, oh but wait its a refurb and they don't even bother to transfer his data

F- for Nintendo
Mike776237  +   770d ago
The return date is MARCH 13, so it was only ~2 weeks
_QQ_  +   771d ago
video or it didn't happen.

So the Actual forum is Only 2 people who must have had a defective console.
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AyoXV  +   771d ago
there is a video in the article
awesomeabe1998  +   771d ago
The problem is because of the position his Wii U is in. Its not supposed to be upright and it is crammed between the shelves.
IcicleTrepan  +   771d ago
That's funny, because mine came with a stand for it to be just as it is in the video. I guess Nintendo doesn't even know it shouldn't be vertical. Either that or you are full of it.
awesomeabe1998  +   771d ago
Thats true, but on the video, there is someone who commented them saying that it is best to be put sideways. That is not the only reason why it did that. The system was crammed between the shelf which does not allow for much ventilation. Correct me if im wrong, but that is not so good for a console.
Looks like the Wii U & PS4 both have Red lights of death problems.
KonsoruMasuta  +   771d ago
Looks like you have trolling problems.

Why don't you ever use your one bubble for something other than trolling?
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stuna1  +   771d ago
He's trapped in an infinite loop! Trolololololololo........
rambi80  +   771d ago
My Goodness! Is it 4:30 ? I'm supposed to be having a back,sack and crack.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   771d ago
I have never heard of this problem. But then again, I don't spend much time browsing forums. I hope Nintendo finds a way to help people experiencing this problem and fixes the chances of it happening in the first place.

On another note, remember when consoles didn't fail this much. My N64 is still going as strong as ever.

These days it seems that the more advanced technology has higher failure rates than older tech.
Codey47  +   771d ago
Things were built to last many moons ago.
LOL_WUT  +   771d ago
This happened to me although I didn't have to send mine in. My console was overheating for some reason when booting up Splinter Cell and it was turning itself off. I thought my console was done for so I just left it off for an hour and it has worked good since. Still don't know what caused it.

And it pisses me off that Nintendo hasn't implemented any sort of power off button when the system crashes instead you have to unplug it from the actual power cord possibly damaging your console. ;)
Blu5in2wO40e  +   771d ago
If you really have this problem, its not going to go away. I first had this issue during the spring update, and it progressively got worse. Nintendo told me they had to replace the entire CPU.

I recommend utilizing your 1 yr warranty before it expires. Several yrs back I got a RROD 1 week after my warranty expired, had to drop $100 for M$ to fix it. Unless you want that lemon console, be wise and get a replacement (not to mention, a year extension free warranty)
weekev15  +   771d ago
When mine crashes it does go off if you hold the power button on the actual.console. Dont use the gamepad it just switches itself off when its crashed
LOL_WUT  +   771d ago
I remember doing that and it didn't work. I was quite surprised when it first froze on me as it wasn't even a week old I got it the day after E3. The Splinter Cell freezing incident was the worst I don't think it has frozen since so I can't really test it out.

Edit: Is it wrong that I still have the plastic wrapping on the actual console? I noticed it gets scratched really fast so I decided to leave it on maybe I should remove it. ;)
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Venox2008  +   771d ago
I think I read somewhere that it's Splinter Cells problem on Wii U.. and patch should fix that ( I dont know the latest patch fixed that or not)
browngamer41  +   770d ago
There is a hard reset, just hold down the power button until it shuts off, works 100 percent of the time- Ninty added it in the spring update..
r21  +   771d ago
So the owner didnt get his data back? Just a brand new console with I assume a new account? Umm, thats not cool, Nintendo, what the hell :L
AyoXV  +   771d ago
This is a issue that must be Addressed.
r21  +   771d ago
Hell yeah, it should and must be addressed. The guy paid $300+ for his console, Nintendo should have had a way to fix any loss of data instead of hiding the problem and replacing with an empty console.
kevnb  +   771d ago
Is there a reason to turn it on?
KonsoruMasuta  +   771d ago
Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Zombie U, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. When Bayonetta 2 and X come out, it will be on more than ever.
rambi80  +   771d ago
you feed them, they keep coming back
Misaka_x_Touma  +   771d ago
never had these kinds of problems for any system
GuruMeditation  +   771d ago
NightStalker33  +   771d ago
From my point of view, the only possible cause would be ventilation issues, since the main fans or on the top of the console.
As for the parts, it's hard to say. Most likely part of the motherboard burned, since the flash memory means the harddrive can't fail, and the CPU/GPU are built on the same die, so heating issues are unlikely.
Tough luck losing all the data. Contact Nintendo to try to transfer it. Get information such as username and password ready. They might ask something else, but that's all they needed from me, along with details on what you purchased.
TheMzingGamer  +   770d ago
Never had this problem, and I had my WiiU since launch. I guess I might be lucky. Hopefully Nintendo can fix this soon.
DoggyBiscuit  +   770d ago
I never had any issues with my Wii U at least not yet
Munnkyman  +   770d ago
Did have the issue of the red light. But did have an issue wear the contoller wouldnt stay sync. Got all my games and data back.
Benchm4rk  +   770d ago
My Wii U died the other night while doing an update. It froze and became unresponsive. Had to turn it off at the wall and then it wouldn't display a picture on my TV. Done some research and apparently its pretty common. Luckily it still had til November 30th on warranty and its at Ninetendo now getting fixed.

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