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Modded Wii - sometimes works and doesnt - Unusually Hot

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by rnnguyen, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. rnnguyen

    rnnguyen Member

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    so i got a wii when it first came out. modded it a couple months ago with a cyclowiz chip. it was working pretty well after i updated the firmware. although it was finicky with different types of media. it read memorex really well but it didnt like tdks or verbatims. i opened it up and cleaned the lens with rubbing alcohol. after that it worked like a charm.

    ever since i got it, the system itself was always hot, i found myself unplugging it after i played with it because it would get even hotter when it was on standby.

    do your wii systems seem unusually hot to you?

    after playing backups for a few hours and turning it off. i came back and it stopped playing backups, but played originals fine.

    i opened back up and looked at the chip to see if the connections were loose, they were fine and the light on the chip was solid when i turned it on. put it back together and it started to work again. sweet, i didnt know what i did but it works!

    after a couple days it stopped playing backups again. went to my parents place for a couple days and came back and now its playing backups again.

    no idea why this happening. does anyone else have this problem with their wii? hoping that someone could shed a little light on my frustrating problem. please help =(
     
  2. bass_hit

    bass_hit Regular member

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    I've got a wiikey in mine. Yes, it's not your imagination, the wii plays hot. Even without a chip players have reported overheating issues. According to wikipedia, some systems have had the video cars affected by the heat.

    No need to unplug it by the way. The power indicator LED is a tricolor. Green is on (duh), pressing the power on the wiimote puts the system into standby (yello light). BUT, if you press and hold the power button, it will turn red and it's a full power down.

    Can't really help you on the backup problem. Try changing your media that you use, I've been using fuijifilm DVD-Rs and they work great.
     
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    try other good quality dvd media like verbatim or tayo yuden.
     
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    Just wanted to make something clear...

    For me the Wiimote only puts it in stand by (yellow led) even if I hold the power button down on the Wiimote it still only goes to stand by (yellow led)

    So if I want to turn off the Wii (red led) I have to hold the power button down on the unit itself to power it to the off state (red led)

     
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    bass_hit Regular member

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    That's right :) wiimote power button is software based therefore it can't put it into a full power down state. Can the wii turn on with the wiimote from a fully powerd down state?
     
  6. rnnguyen

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    the type of media im using to play backups is not an issue anymore. i fixed that problem by cleaning the lens reader with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip.

    whats wrong with it now is that my wii from time to time plays backups for a while and sometimes doesnt. im thinking that it might have something to do with the heat that the system gives off.
     
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    Yeah the Wiimote can turn the Wii on when it is in power off state.

    @rnnguyen

    I have that problem as well from time to time. If you turn off the Wii for 15 to 20 minutes and try the backup again it will work.
     
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    if the wii is having difficulty reading the discs(although the game still works) it can increase the temperature as it will be working harder to read the data ie spinning more times to read the code rather than once - this can happen with any disc based systems

    the psx 1 was a classic for this although altering the lens with a screwdriver did alleviate this a little

    it might just be worth a try even if it proves fruitless

    there is a setting in the options of the wii but it does alter the colour of the led light - not sure what difference it is but it changes something
     
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    I just saw this on gamestop.com website.

    It is a fan for the Wii which is powered through the USB port.

    Thought it might be of interest and something you might want to think about getting to keep your system cool...

    http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product_id=802575

    I will probably pick 1 of those up and I can't wait till Nintendo releases their rechargeable Wii remote battery packs that can be recharged through the USB port as well.

    I found this listing for them on Overstock.com and can't wait till some more stores get these in stock...

    http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=2347221&IID=prod2347221
     
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