Hardware Wii U Heating Up and Powering Down

Big Man Tyrone2

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2016
Messages
331
Trophies
0
Age
27
XP
1,271
Country
United States
Basically, whenever I power on my Wii U, it works for about 20 minutes, and it automatically shuts down. My console also gets really hot after it power downs and the fan doesn't seem to work.
 

TotalInsanity4

GBAtemp Supreme Overlord
Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2014
Messages
10,806
Trophies
0
Location
Under a rock
XP
9,803
Country
United States
Basically, whenever I power on my Wii U, it works for about 20 minutes, and it automatically shuts down. My console also gets really hot after it power downs and the fan doesn't seem to work.
Well it sounds like you've basically figured out what the issue is. The Wii U's CPU/GPU are both passively cooled on a single heatsink and if it doesn't get any airflow it's gonna overheat. You either need to replace the fan yourself, send it to an electronics shop to get the fan replaced, or send it in for repairs
 

Big Man Tyrone2

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2016
Messages
331
Trophies
0
Age
27
XP
1,271
Country
United States
Well it sounds like you've basically figured out what the issue is. The Wii U's CPU/GPU are both passively cooled on a single heatsink and if it doesn't get any airflow it's gonna overheat. You either need to replace the fan yourself, send it to an electronics shop to get the fan replaced, or send it in for repairs
Can you give me a link to where I can buy a new fan.
 

You may also like...

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    A fight over possessions is nasty
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I made mine by staying single paid all my bills with the first check and set aside the 2nd
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    But atlas having relations is more important to some than others
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @ZeroT21, And even more toxic in some cases if you are in a good-bad relationship.
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    Though I've seen couples marry and still live separate intentionally, saying they like their ''freedom'', oldfashioned normie like me can't get it
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @K3N1, It depends whether if they want to or not.
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @ZeroT21, Being in a relationship doesn't necessarily mean you need to do EVERYTHING to get a good relationship.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Yeah but at the end of the day it's more to worry about if you have your own struggles right now
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Like who is paying the bills, or who is doing this or that.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Be happy with yourself before being happy with someone else
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    I tend to focus more about myself than anything.
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    But you're 100% correct on that note.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I've seen so many suicides just over relationship issues
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    I just know that being married does not always come with a stable life
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @K3N1, Don't mind me asking this, but has anyone in your experience had similar issues?
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Nah but I've heard it happening with friends and such
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    @ZeroT21, It's best to be together for many years until you finally make the decision.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Most that stay together just do it for their kids
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    I have had ex's that made everything to be my fault though and end up breaking up with other boyfriends
    +1
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    @M4x1mumReZ Beats the purpose of getting married then, if it was that easy
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    Kids are a bitch to take care of. You got to feed them, look after them, pay for child support, education, health care, etc.
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Nah they don't want to cause emotional damage to their kids mind so they try to hide it from them
    +1
  • M4x1mumReZ @ M4x1mumReZ:
    There's that too.
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    Just my personal thoughts, no offense, I think kids can be cute and fun sometimes if they behave, but can be absolute devils worse than criminals
    +1
  • K3N1 @ K3N1:
    Point is just try to know you can take care of yourself first
    +1
    K3N1 @ K3N1: Point is just try to know you can take care of yourself first +1