Dangers Of Leaving Wii Connect 24 on?

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  1. wingzrow
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    Are there any? I'm on 3.2U, i'm assuming they can't auto update without my permission.

    That aside, is there any danger to leaving it on so i can get mail, and pass around data in animal crossing?
     


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    There are NO dangers leaving it on. Firmware versions 3.3 and below do not have the facilities to update without your permission and it's still not totally certain yet if 3.4 does either.

    Leave it on if you plan on staying at 3.2. You are safe.
     
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    Gingivitis
     
  4. Joesalad21

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    there is no danger of leaving it on as long as you HAVE NOT updated yet.

    (From new update TOS) We may without notifying you, download updates, patches, upgrades and similar software to your Wii Console and may disable unauthorized or illegal software placed on your Wii Console to ensure that your Wii Console is "operating properly and efficiently", comply with applicable laws, assist law enforcement, protect us and our customers, or prevent the use and distribution of software obtained through improper channels."

    That applies to the 3.4 update so as of now... DO NOT UPDATE
     
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    Yes, it can overheat your Wii and the graphics card can get messed up. I had to get a new Wii because of it, so I suggest you don't turn it on.
     
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    YOU suggest not to turn it on. But if it's such a massive problem, why did Nintendo put it there in the first place? Not everyone's system's overheat. YMMV, etc..

    OP, leave it on if you wish.
     
  7. plasticpie

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    I had a DMS Wii so maybe that was why, but there is a possibility that they could. And yes I DO SUGGEST that you turn it off. I don't see any positives that come out of it except messages which I don't recieve.
     
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    Maybe some people like to use other WC24 features? The OP clearly stated he wanted to continue receiving messageboard mail and use the WC24 features of Animal Crossing.

    Just because you don't need it doesn't mean others don't either.
     
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    If you want messageboard and online gaming... leave WC24 on, but standby connection off. Best of both worlds.
     
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    Yea I had that problem too with my first out of 3 wiis like a year and a half ago. I turned off mine this morning just be safe with the 3.4 autoupdate rumors and the fact that it was nearly pointless.
     
  11. MrBubbles

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    WiiConnect 24 doesn't harm the GPU, the first batch of Wiis had no sink heats (or bad ones). Anything could had damaged those units.
     
  12. Nathan-NL

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    I have WC24 on and all, but I pull the plug out of my Wii when I am not playing [​IMG]
     
  13. SenorClean

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    First batch having no heatsinks? Where do you people pull this crap from?
     
  14. DPyro

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    The problem existed when the Wii was originally released. It has since been fixed in a firmware update whereby they activated the fan to keep the GPU from overheating. I too had to get my Wii replaced because of this problem.
     
  15. fiveighteen

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    I'm wondering the same thing. xD
     
  16. wingzrow
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    Thanks for the help guys. Looks like i can keep it on. One more question.

    I have burned copies of mario kart wii ( pal ) and other games that can go online. It's 100% fine to play online with these right?
     
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    Yes it is. As far as the online service knows, you are playing a legit copy of the game. Just as long as you don't use cheat codes or anything of that sort.
     
  18. MrBubbles

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    Reading comprehension. Look closely, I didn't even edit the message.

    first batch of Wiis had no sink heats (or bad ones)

    The heat sink was the heart of the issue for the GPUs that were fried. It was because they weren't installed properly or weren't even on the systems and Wii's WiFi chip was next to said component.

    Try not being so anxious next time, I left room for error because I wasn't completely sure.
     
  19. Zeek03

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    Nintendo CAN update our Wii's without permision. It is illegal but, It states in the terms of service THAT they can update withoiut permision. Since you accepted the terms of service everything they say, they can do. If you accepted, your wii can be updated without notifying you. IF you choose not to, you can't connect to the internet.

    So.. According to the terms of service crap, they CAN update our Wiis. Beware!

    It IS legal, and they most likely will do it.
     
  20. MrBubbles

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    No, they cannot. Multiple reasons for why:

    Your legal binding agreement with Nintendo is for usage of their 3.3 system. It would be illegal if they did it to 3.3s. Now if you were on 3.4, you had accepted the new terms.

    On 3.3 you have not accepted the terms.

    Second:

    If Nintendo had the ability to update Wiis on 3.3., why didn't they do it when they sent everyone new Wii mail?