system files corrupted

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Dec 6, 2007

system files corrupted by amemoryoncelost at 10:09 PM (1,116 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. amemoryoncelost
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    So I'm starting to get the "system files corrupted" message every few times I play. It's never during actual gameplay, just in the main menu area. So I figured, what are the chances this was purchased on release day last year. So I give nintendo a call and talk to a lady in hopes that I'll be able to send it in. By the way, I purchased this second hand. Anyways, I give her my serial number and tell her my issue. She types it in and says, oh, I'm sorry, this was bought November 19th, 2006. And I'm like, "Oh, I guess I'm screwed then huh?" "Guess so," was her reply.

    Thanks a ton Nintendo, appreciate a sliver of help. This is why I like Apple. I missed my warranty coverage by a couple of weeks. If you aren't familiar with Apple, they give you one year of complimentary service. Anytime in that year, you can pay $250 for an extra two years. But you have to do it within that first year or you miss out. Well, I missed it by three weeks, gave them a call. I had to send in a receipt that showed my purchase date. Couple days later I get an email saying my service protection has been extended into 2009.

    Figured I'd share my phone call with everyone. If anyone has any advice, let me know. I live in washington, they have a big office here in seattle. I doubt I'll get anything done, this sucks....

    Oh and I have not modded this wii in anyway. But I'm thinking about doing it now, especially since it's half broke at this point.
     
  2. sekhu

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    can't they repair it for you and charge your credit card, I'm sure that's what I'd do if I was in your position, it would be cheaper gettiing it repaired than buying a new one outright
     
  3. Opium

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    You automatically have no warranty. You should have known that when you bought it.

    Anywho, I've recieved one 'system settings corrupt' message. It was after running an NTSC game on my PAL Wii at some stage. I clicked on one of my VC games on the Wii menu and it came up with the corrupt message in a little box. Said it needed to restart so I clicked restart and when it started again it was fixed. Said I might have lost a few messages but it was working.

    Try using maintainance mode on your Wii. Hold in + and - on the controller when you power the Wii on. Maybe you wont get any messages in that mode.
     
  4. paul1991

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    Nintendo consoles come with a factory 1 year warrenty. You just missed the warrenty date.

    And you can always pay 70USD and they will repair it.
     
  5. amemoryoncelost
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    I knew that buying it, but you always read about those times when companies actually treat customers past what "they're supposed" to. So eh, no hurt in hoping right?

    I might send it in to get it foxed, much cheaper than outright buying one and I'll still have an easy wii to mod if I do end up doing that.

    I'll try and maintenance mode and see what happens. The message hasn't popped up in a few days, but it does happen pretty often.
     
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    You used to get a three month extension on your warranty if you registered the Wii on Nintendo.com, but I'm not sure if they do that anymore. My Wii is launch day and the warranty lasts until Feb. 19.
     
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    They still do [​IMG]
     
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    You're bitching over a second hand Wii that's out of warranty and blaming Nintendo not being like Apple? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on that. Warranties on their hardware for starters I believe are non-transferable. Secondly you bought it used, so that also blacks you out from the 3mo warranty extension too.

    I don't see why Apple has anything to do with it, especially since you bought that yourself, had the receipt to show proof of self purchase and the rest. Yes they were nice and gave the option of warranty extension, but that's a semi-rare commodity anywhere. Unless Nintendo told you basically to go fuck yourself and buy a new one for $250 I don't see how they weren't reasonable. Just pay the repair fee, it's much less than a new unit.
     
  9. amemoryoncelost
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    Well I bought an ibook second hand and apple just foot the bill for a $700 repair. It was under warranty still, but I didn't purchase it and I sure as hell didn't have a receipt. I'm not bitching about it really, was just hoping for a company to go a little past "the rules", little past black and white.

    Seriously though, if the things breaks, I know I'm screwed. Maybe I got too soft with a company like Apple and just got snapped back into reality with the real world. If it breaks, I'll pay the $70 or whatever it costs.
     

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