Help please!!! Wii U Gamepad issue

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  1. Shalashaska98
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    Hello, I'm on latest firmware using Haxchi. Everything was fine until I started getting some random error codes on gamepad not allowing it to be used (please check screenshot). The Console on the other hand works fine.
    The codes are:

    Code 1: 165-2738 (most common)
    Code 2: 165-2742
    Code 3: 165-4517

    Once I have those I have those codes I press and maintain the power button on the gamepad for a few seconds until it turns off (sometimes it turns off but the screen seems to be on just black background) then I press it the power button again for it to turn on then one of the following happens to the gamepad:

    1- Turns on and works like a charm.

    2- Turns on but then same or different error code appears (one of the codes I previously provided)

    3- It won't turn on and the led light (next to power button) becomes blue then fades. In this case the only solution I have found is to charge it a bit (the led light change to orange and remains on even if I unplug the charger) then turn it on. And sometimes I have to remove the AC cable from the console for a couple of seconds for it to turn on.

    I am assuming that maybe it's due to interference with my phone, or maybe it's a mother board issue as I've been reading on other platform so tomorrow I'll keep my phone turned off and see, even if I used to play and chat using my phone with no issue.

    Any help is appreciated ♥️ I tried looking for the codes on Ninty website but nothing!! How come they don't have a lost of all the error codes hopefully this won't require opening the gamepad or replacing parts.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    Sounds like either a hardware flaw, or the gamepad firmware somehow got corrupted. I don't know if you can force the gamepad firmware to update/reinstall but it's usually updated during/after Wii U firmware updates.
     
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    I've actually updated the firmware to the latest one today as an attempt to fix this but the problem occurred again. So this probably leave the hardware part.
     
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    Not every firmware has a gamepad update, so maybe the gamepad didn't get updated.
     
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    I see, I wonder if it's even possible to update /reset the firmware of the gamepad.
     
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