Wii u booting problem

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I was playing Super Mario 3D Land when all of a sudden the game glitched out and went into a black screen since then the Wii U only starts up very rarely and when it does it isn't booted for more than 20 seconds before it glitches out and turns off again after that a red light will Flash on the power button. I'm not sure if I bricked my system or not but I'd really like to know if that's the case so I can I know whether or not I'm wasting my time trying to find a solution


 

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sounds like the wifi has gone out. afaik, the console won't boot if something is wrong with the wifi module. though, it could be something else. that's just a first guess. I don't know if the quickmenu is stored on the gamepad or if it receives a connection from the system. it's most likely the former if it says, "cannot connect to wii u console." my suggestion is to buy a new console minus the gamepad. as for the gamepad charging light, I think the problem might be your cable. I've seen this happen before with mine, and it's because the cable had gone bad.
 
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The fact that it occasionally seems to boot/work sounds very much like a power problem..

I would try this..

- Disconnect any USB cables (HDD , Ethernet etc.. ) .. it doesn't seem like you have anything plugged in from the video, but maybe just double check
- Disconnect the Power Cable from the back of the Wiiu and then press the power button the wiiu - nothing will happen but it will discharge any residual power
- Plug Power cable back into the Wiiu

Turn it on without any USB Devices connected to the Wiiu..


If it's still acting up , perhaps see if you can borrow /replace the Wiiu power adapter from a friend ..
Also, maybe check to see if the Fan at the back of the wiiu has stopped spinning/or is obstructed by anything ..

If the file system was corrupted, I think you'd be seeing other issues ( like error 160-0103 ) , so I personally think you're dealing with a hardware issue, not software.. good luck!
 

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Is the fan on the back of the console working? You said that the power indicator flashes red and when you manage to power on, the console turns off after a while. It seems to be a cooling problem, try cleaning the fan and air vents. If that doesn't solve, it is most likely a problem with the power adapter or something else related to the energy the console is receiving as mentioned in the comment above.
 
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