Monday, September 14, 2009

Troubleshooting Nintendo Wii

When your Nintendo Wii console breaks down, it can be very frustrating. Unless you are willing to wait six weeks and that your warranty is still valid, you’ll have to fix it yourself.

The first thing you need to know about troubleshooting Nintendo Wii consoles by yourself is to identify the problem. It might sound obvious but a lot of people just start messing around with their consoles, turning it around in different positions, loading and unloading discs, pressing the buttons randomly in the hopes of being lucky and fixing their Wii console by chance.

Troubleshooting Nintendo Wii consoles is about detecting what the problem is. Let’s say the screen freezes in the middle of a game. The first thing you need to find out is whether the problem resides with the Wii console or with the game disc. If the problem is with the disc, then you don’t want to continue using it with your console or other console, to keep it from damaging your system. It’s normally a matter of getting it exchanged.

However, if the problem is with your console, you don’t want to load game discs on it until you get it fixed, otherwise it might scratch or damage a whole bunch of perfectly good games.

Likewise, when your Wii remote isn’t responding, finding the trouble or identifying the source of the problem helps solve the problem much more efficiently. Are your movements not registering? Does the remote fail to sync or keep synced? Are the buttons stuck, even though you haven’t spilled any liquids on them?

So, as you see troubleshooting Nintendo Wii consoles doesn’t require knowing how motherboards work or how digital information translates into character fighting. Rather, troubleshooting Nintendo Wii consoles is about identifying a problem and then applying a simple, tried solution.

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