Wii U Gamepad Not Charging.

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  1. dsionr4
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    The gamepad doenst charge anymore. i tried taking the battery off and put it back in after a few minutes but that didn't work. also tried on a different outlet and it still doesn't work. the charging icon doesn't show up .
    I Need help fellow tempers:sad:
     


  2. Thomas83Lin

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    I've read on another thread about someone with this problem. their solution was leaving the charger unplugged for about 30min
     
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    okay gonna try that. should the wii u also be off for 30min?
     
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    no success:( any other solutions?
     
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    Well I'd try another charger, hopefully you know someone thats got one.
     
  7. trumpet-205

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    Is the battery completely dead?
     
  8. dsionr4
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    well almost. im using Nintendo's high-capacity Wii U GamePad battery
     
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    Almost as in you can still turn gamepad on?
     
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    Some devices if you've run the battery out completely you'll need to leave plugged in for 5 or 10 minutes before the charging light actually comes on
     
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    yes
     
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    Do you have another Wii U battery to test on? That's the only way to tell if the Gamepad or the battery is at fault here.
     
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    yep i did test the other one but no success
     
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    Did you try a different charger?
     
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    Take out the battery. With no battery inside connect the charger to Gamepad. Does orange light on Gamepad blinks?

    If it blinks, that means charger is working. In this case the Gamepad is malfunctioned.

    If it doesn't blink, then charger is not working. Replace the charger.
     
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    nope , but charging with the cradle works
     
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    yes no luck. but the cradle charging works
     
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    Gamepad is supposed to blink orange light when charger is directly plugged in but no battery is detected.

    in your case the top side charger port (the one where you plug the charger in) is damaged. Cradle charges using bottom accessory port. Your Gamepad is damaged, get warranty served.
     
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    Check if there's any dust, lint, etc. in the charging port of the Wii U Gamepad.
     
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    i got it since launch so my warranty is over :(