A couple hours ago, the power in my suburb suddenly went out. There was a tense 30 seconds where I thought I'd never find my way back across the kitchen to my kickass sandwich, but then everything came back on and all was well.HOWEVER!
My beautiful Wii did not come back on. It is dead. I don't have anything to diagnose it with; I plugged it in to a different outlet, and it still wouldn't come on. I'm going to take it to a Wii-owning friend's place tomorrow to see if maybe just my power brick blew, but that seems like a long shot. So I have a dead Wii on my hands.
Now.. I live in Australia. I have heard from y'all that NoAmerica's service is totally top notch but I don't know about Australia
. Particularly points 2.b and 2.f in there. If I say "hey there was a power surge or something and it exploded my wii plz give me a new one!", I'm thinking that might not fly. If I tell them that it just stopped working (which I suppose it did) will I get more lucky? I know that's a morally suspicious thing to do but man, I love Wii and so does my whole family. It reminds me of old time movies where the family gathers around the TV to watch some silent comedy, except we're telling the world if we wear glasses and speak multiple languages. (Where's my bacon vs cyborgs question, Nintendo!?)
(Also tomorrow I will go out and buy some surge protector power boards and plug all my stuff into them.)
You're covered so you should be fine.
Oculus Rift: Sir_Grinch
you can quote me on that...
VOICE-OVER: It's September 24th, I'm Liz Parker and five days ago I died. But then the really amazing thing happened. I came to life.
Like I said, I dunno. Try it, if it works, hey great.
I don't understand why they wouldn't. I'm pretty sure the Wii power brick is supposed to be the fail-point in the case of a surge. It should have either a circuit or a fuse in it that should trip (or burn out) in the event of a surge thereby protecting the system proper.
Anyhow, shame on you for not even having a $10 surge bar between the wall and your electronics!
YES! Your power brick may just be fried or reset.
I had this happen to my launch Wii, the day of launch! !!!
Nintendo support was AWESOME and shipped me a new brick NEXT DAY (which was 3 day because of the holiday, ugh)
Unplug the brick and leave it unplugged for like 15 minutes or so. It has an internal breaker that needs to cool and reset and it won't reset while it's still plugged in. If it still won't work, then test to see if it's just the brick that's broken. Nintendo should ship one out to you in record time and they don't even ask for the old one back.
P.S., RoriProfessor, I am surprised how disturbing my post becomes with just a little bit of missing context....