Do you leave wiiconnect24 enabled?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by bodean, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. bodean
    OP

    bodean Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    97
    0
    Aug 1, 2007
    United States
    What do most users do here, turn it off or leave it on?
    Any side effects to turning it off? Will i just not be alerted to msgs or firmware updates until i turn on the wii?
     


  2. chaseincats

    chaseincats GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    524
    1
    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    i leave it off simply because im afraid that since it gets so warm it might damage my chip
     
  3. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

    Member
    3,783
    3
    Sep 27, 2006
    Out of the corner of your eye
    I leave it on.
     
  4. TaMs

    TaMs Randomizer

    Member
    1,126
    0
    Nov 15, 2006
    Finland
    I leave it off.
    You just don't get any messages when you're console is not on. Or something like that, nothing cool.
     
  5. Shinster

    Shinster GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    224
    0
    Jun 22, 2007
    It's always on for my console.
     
  6. perimbean

    perimbean GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    109
    0
    Oct 9, 2007
    Senegal
    Singapore
    I leave it on.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,094
    427
    Jan 10, 2006
    UK
    Left mine on, but then I didn't use my Wii for about a month and when I did I'd some how got little black artifacts on some games so now I've got it off so they don't get any worse...
     
  8. Sperenvanger

    Sperenvanger Member

    Newcomer
    31
    0
    May 9, 2007
    Netherlands
    That sounds rather bad BlueStar. I turned it off right after I got mine. Don't see the use for it and I don't want it to notify me about firmware updates or messages. I never read those messages anyway.
     
  9. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

    Member
    2,868
    2
    Nov 4, 2004
    United States
    Currently in Chicagoooooooo
    First gen Wii, left it on, got artifacts, sent it in, got repaired, now keep in off.
    After a certain update I understand it kicks the fan on but I am still weary.
    However I do want to eventually turn the feature on.
     
  10. Social0

    Social0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    528
    7
    Mar 19, 2007
    Belgium
    i leave it off because like many here i do not want to run the risk of damaging my launchday wii and having to get another wii and chip etc...
     
  11. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    10,976
    7,154
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    If I leave my Wii with WiiConnect24 enabled, and turn it off, it gets really HOT. So it's always off [​IMG]
     
  12. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

    Member
    2,840
    0
    Nov 4, 2006
    England land
    Launch Wii, on, and it doesn't get hot, just slightly warm. And no artifacts.
     
  13. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    Member
    3,396
    34
    May 16, 2007
    Netherlands
    I just leave it on. I'm not even sure if I really feel the warmth, so it can't be that bad [​IMG] Besides, I haven't modded it, so Nintendo will have to give me another unit if this one doesn't work anymore.
     
  14. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Member
    2,214
    2
    Nov 19, 2002
    I leave it on but I don't have my console (or any other electronics) on standby its always off at the mains.
     
  15. mikagami

    mikagami GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    339
    27
    Jun 9, 2007
    United States
    Always off.
     
  16. Carnivean

    Carnivean STARMAN

    Member
    427
    61
    Jul 11, 2006
    UK
    On but about 75% of the time the wiis on proper standby (red light) so it makes little difference.
     
  17. katsuce

    katsuce GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    345
    0
    Oct 25, 2007
    France
    Here and there
    will never turn it on, scared it might damage the GPU, as I doubt Nintendo Europe would replace my US system with another US one, and I don't want them finding a way to do a stealth update and fuck up my modchip
     
  18. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    Some people take the whole "the wii gets warm during wiiconnect24" a bit to far.

    You lot make it sound like it will melt in a matter of seconds.

    When i had wifi (getting it back soon) i left my console on wii connect24 all day. My wii was hardly warm.
     
  19. finite

    finite GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    106
    0
    Jul 3, 2007
    Well not really just look at the amount of people that were convinced their launch day 360 would never fail.
     
  20. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

    Member
    3,783
    3
    Sep 27, 2006
    Out of the corner of your eye
    I still have my launch day 360, and it works perfectly [​IMG]