Take care of old Wii these days

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by danielyoshisfc, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. xcrazyboy92x

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    Thanks for your advice!! I just turned off Wii Connect24 right now!! Anyway what's the best Flash Drive though!? I will be looking forward to get it at Amazon!!
     
  2. Glyptofane

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    If you can afford it, I would recommend getting a USB HDD rather than a flash drive so you can be sure to have enough space for as many Wii and GameCube games as you want and never have to use your disc drive again. There would be plenty of space for emulators and complete rom sets as well, though I suppose you'd still be able to fit a fair number of games on a 128gb flash drive if you want to go with that instead.
     
  3. seijinshu

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    I would go USB HDD if possible, but I use a 16GB micro center flash drive. Do not get any flash storage online. They can be fakes ones (claimed to be and shown on the computer a 128gb drive but really is 1gb and it ends up corrupting all of your data). Go into a micro center and pick up a 64gb flash drive for like 15 bucks.
     
  4. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    Is it dangerous to use a vacuum cleaner to suck possible dust out of the Wii? I have never tried it and don't have any problems with my Wii. Just asking.

    I do to my Laptop from time to time, otherwise it becomes too hot. But the Wii is more precious to me. ;)
     
  5. JacksonS

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    The only possible issue with that is you could cause the fan to spin rapidly and that might physically damage it.

    Earlier Wiis use about twice as much power as newer Wiis and produce a lot more heat. Nintendo made the Wii a lot more efficient with its newer revisions and the older ones do have problems with overheating. A newer Wii would solve any kind of issue with that.
     
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  6. seijinshu

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    Hmm. I have a 2007 Wii and it does not have any overheating issues.
     
  7. PokeAcer

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    Small note: RiiConect24 exists if you wanted WiiConnect24 functionality (sorry I shamelessly plug)
    Oh, and you can always open up the wii - as long as you dont start stabbing it with a sharp screwdriver you cant break it ;P

    EDIT: like above I have a 2007 Wii and I've never found problems with it; there's a noise when I go on HBC with full title description, but that's something else
     
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  8. JacksonS

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    It's a fact that the processors are larger and produce more heat in older Wiis, but if I remember correctly, the overheating occurs primarily when it's in standby mode with WiiConnect24 turned on because the fan isn't running in standby mode.
     
  9. PokeAcer

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    I don't get that and my Wii contains a WODE Jukebox too
     
  10. JacksonS

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    Well that's great I guess? I'm sharing the facts so people know newer Wiis are more power efficient.
     
  11. xcrazyboy92x

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    I found a SanDisk 64GB Ultra 3.0 Flash Drive and it costs $15. But before I buy anything, I'm looking at the USB Devices Compatibility list to see which one works best for my Wii. Maybe a Lexar 64GB Jumpdrive S25 USB 3.0 will do and it cost a little bit more but it should work well with Homebrew and USB Loader. It just has to be formatted with FAT32 GUI formatter. Maybe I'll buy both of them and see how it goes. Thanks for the info.
     
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  12. xcrazyboy92x

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    More like Sappy Memories!!
     
  13. seijinshu

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    I use NTFS on my USB drives. If you plan to use nintendont, but those games on your SD.
     
  14. xcrazyboy92x

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    I use a 4GB SD Card for my Wii but I have a 8GB SD Card though.
     
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