Wii deleted all system settings, messages, friends, etc.

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by metron, May 27, 2009.

  1. metron
    OP

    metron GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    110
    0
    Sep 10, 2008
    United States
    Nebraska, USA
    So I unplugged my Wii to move it to another room in the house. and when I plugged it back in I had to put in all the system settings and it had deleted EVERYTHING but my game data. This only happens when I unplug it, so I was wondering if maybe the internal battery died? I dont have any homebrew/mod installed on it. just a plain old wii. My warenty has expired so I really dont want to send it in.
     
  2. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

    Former Staff
    4,350
    5
    Oct 14, 2007
    Mexico
    Pto. Vallarta
    I'll say is the battery..!! [​IMG]
     
  3. SublimeAndEtc

    SublimeAndEtc GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    123
    0
    Apr 22, 2009
    United States
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Definitely sounds like you have a dead battery, but that's kinda odd.... Wii's aren't that old.
     
  4. mrgone

    mrgone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    728
    19
    Nov 6, 2002
    Gambia, The
    flash memory inside should hold data without battery, right ?
     
  5. rctgamer3

    rctgamer3 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    291
    88
    May 5, 2008
    Netherlands
    There is a cover on the bottom of your wii, just unscrew it, and replace the battery [​IMG]
     
  6. Vattu

    Vattu GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    186
    0
    May 27, 2009
    Sweden
    that's correct. but just like the motherboard of a PC, the wii has a small battery for storing some information. I keep my wii unplugged for weeks sometimes, but haven't noticed any data loss. probably because I don't use any of the data [​IMG] at boot-up, my wii boots through bootmii and preloader to go directly to an usb loader.