Wii Repair Tips
Standard Wii repair tips differ slightly from the tips that work for other consoles. The motion sensitive nature of the system's controls mean many initial troubleshooting steps do not involve a person getting anywhere near the console. The most common problems occur with the Wiimotes and are easily solved. A few quick Wii repair tips can get a gamer back on their feet, or at least back into the Wii Fit workout.
Things You Will Need to Use These Wii Repair Tips:
- A nunchuk, wiimote, and an active connection
- Terry Cloth without an abrasive surface
- A screwdriver in rare occasions.
5 Quick Tips to Repair Your Wii:
- Check the position of the sensor bar. If the sensor bar has fallen behind something, communications with the Wii mote can be interrupted. Moving the sensor bar back into a place where the signal between the Wiimotes and the sensor bar can travel without interference solves these communications problems. Sometimes this problem also occurs be
- Flashing lights on the Wiimote. You do not need to know a lot about Wii repair to fix this problem either. The Wiimote does this at system start up to determine which Wiimote is player one and player two. If any of the controllers disagree about this, the Wiimote needs to be synchronized. Open the batter cover on the Wiimote and press the red button.
- Intermittent Connection Problems with Between the WiiMote and the Sensor Bar. You can't really enact any Wii repairs to fix this problem. Just watch your movements more closely and make sure you do not get out of range.
- Wii Overheating. The best thing to do in case of overheating is to turn the system off. Placing a small fan on the system can help the cooling process, but early model Wiis came with a system fan that often cannot handle long hours of play time.
- Wii Repair for DVDs. Playstation 3s get disk read errors. The Nintendo system has the equivalent. It does not matter if you are playing a Gamecube game or the Wii games with the full size disc, enacting this repair for the Wii is simple. Take the disc out of the system and clean it with a terry cloth.
Wii repairs do not often require a person to access the console. The system uses flash memory and uses as few moving parts as possible. Most of the repairs the Wii needs occur at a software or firmware level. If you are not sure you can handle a Wii repair, take it to a Nintendo authorized service center.