Wii turned upside down

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by dbkdbk, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. dbkdbk

    dbkdbk Advanced Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    United States
    Does how you place the Wii matter? I accidently had my Wii layed down horizontally but upsidedown, and whenever I tried to load a game using Wiigators GC BUL, the game'd start but it'd give me an error whenever I tried to actually get past the game menu.
    This was fixed when I put the Wii upright. Was I just having problems with the loader or was it because my Wii was turned upside down.
  2. Golfman560

    Golfman560 TheRapist.com

    Dec 29, 2008
    Living with seals
    The only problem is that the disc may not be right up against the laser some you'd usually get disc read errors or games not even showing. It's no issue, but it isn't really smart either.
  3. adriande2

    adriande2 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    United States
    it's because the Wii isn't physically built to run upside down
  4. OSW

    OSW Wii King

    Former Staff
    Oct 30, 2006
    On that note, I notice that some games run louder when the wii is upright compared to horizontally.
    Does horizontal placement put less stress on the lazer?
  5. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 18, 2006
    I would think it puts more stress on the spinner rather than on the lazor.
    but good to know, I put my Wii upright to prevent overheating, but this makes me think it would be better to look for a different shelf to lay it down in without blocking the GC ports, the lower vent or both.