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Short Leash Hootie
08-18-2008, 01:10 PM
and then I detached the hard drive, then it worked...and then I plugged in the hard drive again, and it kept working...

Does that ever happen? It red lighted like 5 times in a row...call the support line, they tell me to do those things and blam! Suddenly it works...

Weird.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 01:14 PM
My Wii is starting to have dots on it, heard that the graphics card is fried and its a common problem...

Annoying to see a few pixelated dots on the screen but i can live. I will likely send it in soon to get it replaced cause its covered by warranty.

My 360 has yet to redlight, knock on wood

chasedude
08-18-2008, 01:15 PM
I'm glad to see Microsoft's problems have gone past the Personal Computer world into the console world.

Gonzo
08-18-2008, 01:16 PM
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Saulbadguy
08-18-2008, 01:22 PM
My Wii is starting to have dots on it, heard that the graphics card is fried and its a common problem...

Annoying to see a few pixelated dots on the screen but i can live. I will likely send it in soon to get it replaced cause its covered by warranty.

My 360 has yet to redlight, knock on wood

Have the same problem. I sent mine in several months ago and they fixed it, but now it is happening again.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 01:23 PM
Have the same problem. I sent mine in several months ago and they fixed it, but now it is happening again.

Niiice....

I heard it's something with it on standby but who knows, related to heat probs. What did you have to do to send yours in? Call up nintendo, i assume it was free with warranty?

It is an annoyance for sure.

Saulbadguy
08-18-2008, 01:25 PM
Niiice....

I heard it's something with it on standby but who knows, related to heat probs. What did you have to do to send yours in? Call up nintendo, i assume it was free with warranty?

It is an annoyance for sure.

Yep - it was free. They didn't even ask me to troubleshoot, they just sent a link with a shipping label to print out, so shipping was paid for.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 01:26 PM
Yep - it was free. They didn't even ask me to troubleshoot, they just sent a link with a shipping label to print out, so shipping was paid for.

Nice, ill have to do that, thanks. i just registered my wii online so my warranty was extended 3 months. I really dont know what to do if it happens again, it was in a pretty cool area and not next to heat. Maybe unplug it everytime, not sure. It never completely shuts off.

Saulbadguy
08-18-2008, 01:26 PM
Nice, ill have to do that, thanks. i just registered my wii online so my warranty was extended 3 months. I really dont know what to do if it happens again, it was in a pretty cool area and not next to heat. Maybe unplug it everytime, not sure. It never completely shuts off.

Turn off the wiiconnect24 or whatnot.

Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 01:27 PM
Turn off the wiiconnect24 or whatnot.

I will do that, do you just push the power button once to shut it down or do you push and hold it for a few seconds then it does an orange light. Not sure the difference between the 2. Just saw it on some gamespot board.

Lzen
08-18-2008, 01:28 PM
I bought my 360 for Christmas. I have sent it in twice now. First time was because it would not power on at all. The second time was the red ring. This current one has not had any problems as of yet (knock on wood). I am betting that since his did it once, it will do it again. Eventually, your trick with the HD might not work. Perhaps it would be best to just send it in and have them send you a new one?

Saulbadguy
08-18-2008, 01:28 PM
I will do that, do you just push the power button once to shut it down or do you push and hold it for a few seconds then it does an orange light. Not sure the difference between the 2. Just saw it on some gamespot board.

I use the wiimote.

vailpass
08-18-2008, 01:41 PM
I will do that, do you just push the power button once to shut it down or do you push and hold it for a few seconds then it does an orange light. Not sure the difference between the 2. Just saw it on some gamespot board.

That is what I really dislike about Wii. You have to hold down the power button until the light cycles from yellow to red, otherwise the thing runs and gets REALLY hot.
I don't understand that design.

Gonzo
08-18-2008, 01:46 PM
I use the wiimote.

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Sure-Oz
08-18-2008, 01:59 PM
That is what I really dislike about Wii. You have to hold down the power button until the light cycles from yellow to red, otherwise the thing runs and gets REALLY hot.
I don't understand that design.

That's probably what happend to mine...is it got overheated when i just pushed the button once and it technically is on the whole time. Nintendo supposedly said its fine either way. Disappointed by them though because i didnt expect the system to mess up like that with the dots and shit. First time ill have to return/fix a system

Guru
08-18-2008, 03:30 PM
Turn off the wiiconnect24 or whatnot.

Mine is out of warranty now. Guess I should turn that off. We hardly ever go online anyway.

Deberg_1990
08-18-2008, 03:33 PM
We hardly ever go online anyway.

Nintendo for years has lagged behind in the online dept., but lately they are getting alot better. More and more games are being developed for Nintendo WiFi. I played Madden 09 online over the weekend and it was very good. You connect to EA sports and it tracks your record, stats etc. Best Nintendo Online game ive ever seen.

Guru
08-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Nintendo for years has lagged behind in the online dept., but lately they are getting alot better. More and more games are being developed for Nintendo WiFi. I played Madden 09 online over the weekend and it was very good. You connect to EA sports and it tracks your record, stats etc. Best Nintendo Online game ive ever seen.

If a game is available on all consoles, I will buy it for the 360. I only buy exclusive games for the Wii and PS3

Deberg_1990
08-18-2008, 04:24 PM
If a game is available on all consoles, I will buy it for the 360. I only buy exclusive games for the Wii and PS3


I can understand that.