Take care of old Wii these days

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  1. danielyoshisfc
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    Hey-a guys! Can you help me?
    My Wii is from May 2008 (8 years old already). Any tips to take more care of it?
    - It overheats when a disc is inserted and reading/playing and if WiiConnect24 is enabled without disc,on standy mode
    - It can't read at all the Super Smash Bros Brawl disc (the disc channel says it's an unknown disc,but it works directly on the Wii U) (if I try for a second time it "works")
    - In software: I only have two VC games,HBC and d2x cios.
    - It's power adapter is always connected to the electricity.
    - It's upside down instead of upright. Is that bad?
    So... any tips? :P
     


  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    • First, you can turn off WiiConnect24. It was terminated by Nintendo in 2013, so it's pointless to keep it on.
    • If you're using discs, the Wii can have issues with dual-layered discs like Smash Bros. There's not much you can do about it without messing with the drive. You might want to switch to using a USB loader for it.
    I don't see anything else that needs to be addressed.

    Edit: You could also run a sysCheck and drag the report into ModMii in order to make sure your IOS files are all what's recommended.
     
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    Yeah but... do USB drives overheat a Wii more than a physical game?
     
  4. Lacius

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    I don't see why they would. My Wii used to get pretty warm with WiiConnect24 turned on. Turned off, it doesn't get warm at all, regardless of what I'm doing.
     
  5. Vishnoo

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    If you install WADS and use APPS etc. install Bootmii as a anti-brick.
     
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    I already have BootMii
    I'm referring to real care of the Wii,the console itself,physically
     
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    If you keep it on the TV stand and don't knock it down it should be fine. Mine gets hot when I am doing something intensive. It should be fine.
     
  8. Vishnoo

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    I have one year experience with USB Loader GX.My PenDrive only gets a little hot.Wii as normal(As playing with the disc).
     
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    What about it being upside down?
     
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    That's unlikely to affect the Wii's physical health.
     
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    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    My Wii literally fried a USB stick but that's about all the trouble I have had. Been working fine. Just not going to put anything expensive in it.
     
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    Yeah,but it has many baskets around it so taking it off and using the stand outside that place... will that make a difference?
     
  13. Lacius

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    It's unlikely to make a difference.
     
  14. VinLark

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    No...it's fine
     
  15. DaFixer

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    In my mencave ;)
    Use a hammer to fix it :P

    But there so many Wii's out there, if yours not working any more.
    Then you can buy then dirt cheap.

    But Super Smash Bros Brawl is a DVD9 game, those games can damaged your lens.
    My tip is play all dvd9 games off a HDD/SD.
    Or better play all disc games from HDD.
     
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  16. ScarletDreamz

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    Sure!
    Keep it out of dust, that's mostly it, wii's are pretty badass on terms of duration.
    This its probably due the disc spinning forcing the little motor, switch to USB drive or SD, i have played over 8 hours straight, no issues
    Probably the disc has some minimal damage, and the wii dvd drive does not recognized at first, this issue happens to me with a gamecube disc, my old GC doe snot recognize the zelda wind waker disc, only after several tries, and wii will recognize it at the first try, probably due to the laser being more powerfull.
    Nothing to worry about, maybe just check your cIOS/iOS to see if everything its updated?
    make sure to turn of the wii [red light on the console], sleeping it, [orange led], will somehow overheat it a little.
    no differences, would make differente if the fan could be on the sides and not on the back ;D
    Post a syscheck log please? O:
     
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    Why would he need to do that? This thread isn't really him having bad problems with it. He is asking for tips.
     
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    Hes asking for tips, if the wii has OLD cIOS, a tip can be updating them, for that, it must be known if the cIOS are indeed updated.

    as you can see here:
     
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    Reminds me of when my launch wii overheated and fucked up the GPU creating graphics errors. Hooray for memories
     
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    Good memories.