Is it possible to buy this broken Wii U and fix it?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by RodrigoDavy, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. RodrigoDavy

    RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 9, 2011
    Truth is, I've been dying to have a Wii U since I saw some let's play of Super Mario Maker.

    I've been searching the web for a cheap Wii U but they are all very expensive in Brazil. But I found this guy that is selling a broken Wii U and he says:

    "The product was acquired in the USA but when I turned it on for the first time, I realized it was broken. Never been able to use it. It turns on, communicates with the Wii U Gamepad but it freezes in the part that the authentication symbols are supposed to show up"

    Anúncio em português

    The thing is, I am under the impression that it must be a problem easy to solve. Like if there was a way to skip the first setup or at least a way to boot into System Settings and update the Wii U. Does anyone know if it's possible to fix it easily?
    Last edited by RodrigoDavy, Sep 23, 2015
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  2. Maximilious

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    This step takes place before you can even enter system settings to perform a factory reset as it's during setup of the gamepad to work with the system. I'm thinking it would need sent to Nintendo to re-flash and fix.
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