Is there a way to setup an Internet connection without a working Gamepad screen?

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  1. Justinde75
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    My Gamepad screen broke, and I would like to play some Smash4 online. Is there a way to go into the Internet settings without a working gamepad screen?
     
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    No, as far as I'm aware, the entire Settings Menu requires the gamepad.
     
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    My Gamepad itself works, the only thing id that I can't see whats on the Gamepad, since the screen cracked
     
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    Welp, you better hope you click on the right thing then. Nintendo really screwed Wii U owners with having to need the gamepad for every little thing. It's honestly quite a hassle.
     
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    Yeah, why can't I use a wiimote or something
     
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    Is there a way you can look up images of the set up process (or video) to be able to know where each option is on the game pad? If you can't see but the stuff still operates as normal then it might be possible. Is the same as walking down the hallway with yout eyes closed, you just need memorization.
     
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    I tried, but it won't work. It shows me an error message, but I can't see what it says. I'll replace the screen next month anyway

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    Is it possible to borrow a friend gamepad to set up the connection?
     
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    Nope none of my friends have a Wii u of they sold thiers. It's okay, I'll just buy a new screen.
     
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    Is it that easy? Even here gamepad are known to be irreplaceable, since they are only sold with the console. :unsure:
     
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    It's easy. Just buy a new screen and replace it. Just take the old one out, and replace it with the new one. Its just a ribbon cable that you need to connect
     
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    oh but does anyone besides nintendo make replacement screens for local retail service?
     
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    Nope I buy them online, and replace them myself
     
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    Wow, your smart, i would be scared to open my stuff and break something.
     
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    I can't break it further so I don't really care about breaking someting. My Wii u is useless without that Gamepad.
     
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    Thats a point well made. But i mean still some games can be play without game pad, but if you want that internet connection, your right, :yayu:
     
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    The only game I can really play is Smash4. I broke my Gampad 2 days after I bought Mario Maker and Xenoblade X. I couldn't even really play those.