Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Nintendo Wii Won't Turn On. How Do I Restore Its Power?

Have you found that your Nintendo Wii will not power up? Here's the rub. The Nintendo Wii has a surge protection circuit. This is a nice, but often annoying feature. I happen to have my Wii on the same power strip as my network router. When I unplug the power strip (which I do sometimes to reset the router), the Wii protection circuit trips and the Wii appears to be dead. No lights. Nada. Zilch. The fix for this is to unplug the power cord from the back of the Wii and also unplug from the power strip. Wait NO LESS than two minutes, then plug everything back in. Ta-da. It's alive!

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