Is it normal for a wiiu to shut down by itself ?

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  1. Ghassen-ga
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    I was playing Mario kart (via loadiine) this morning , when the Wiiu just turned off by itself , its not in a closed box , I made sure it's in a state when it cannot overheat , should i be worried ? i mean i literally bought it a week go , no warranthy :rofl2:
    maybe i shouldn't be asking here , but i figured maybe it was shutoff because i was runing a homebrew ? dunno.
     
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  2. JacksonS

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    It has an auto shutoff feature if you don't use the controller for a certain amount of time.
     
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    Well i was actually playing with my friends during that ..
     
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    It's not normal, but if it doesn't happen frequently, I think it's fine. Sometimes my console freezes for no obvious reason.
     
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    but it happens more with lego games on wiiu
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Could you be more specific? Did the system just turn off as you playing it or by it self cause of auto shutoff?
    Was there a red light flashing the power led?
     
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    I was being specific tho , it shut off while i was playing it , i don't think the red light was flashing .. I suppose maybe because i'm using a step down transformer ?
     
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    I am not sure, but if the system turned off during play, I had a similar problem with the led blinking. Think the system overheated. (INSERT XBOX RED RING OF DEATH JOKE HERE) So maybe the vents on the system is dusty. Try cleaning it. I did and it worked again. :)
     
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    I would blame your transformer before the Wii U. It's just more likely that there's some issue with your transformer, causing it to cut off intermittently.
     
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    don't you insert that "XBOX RED RING OF DEATH joke" ; that's so scary :c

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    I hope that's the cause :c
     
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    I'm just being honest. Most systems that over heat now and days, auto shut down to prevent cricital damage to system. You wanna spend $250 on a second wii U With all your saves and dlc lost cause you can't redownload for free i don't think. :(
     
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    Stepdown converters can't be fully trusted, you could also just buy a replacement power adapter for your region.
     
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    Yeah, do this.