Wii U keep freezing

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  1. Taijem
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    My wii u starts freezing 5 mins after startup or when I open a game or app, it wont let me conncet to the internet neither so I cant update nor format it. How do I fix this?
     
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    If you have some storage connected, replace it. Wii U is kinda annoying regarding USB storage, the console can be severely more slower and unstable if you are using bad storage options, especially SD Card Adapters and Flash drives. Only use hard drives.
     
  3. Taijem
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    Im not using any kind external hard drive
     
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    Disconnect the console from the internet and see what happens.
     
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    I cant even go to the internet setting itll freeze
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Maybe try waiting a while before doing it again, is probably hot or over heated. Maybe blow air into the vent. Also eject any disc or sd card. You may need to clean the vents or something. Unplug it for 30 mins, try cleaning it and the vents, with a broom, duster, or blowing the vents and fan. After 30 mins, try booting it again, with nothing inside, (SD Cards, disc, Usb attachments)
     
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    Didnt work
     
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    You might need a system format. unless is a hardware issue...
     
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    Check if CPU overheats. This is the only freeze reason. If fans don't work, Wii U will just freeze to save itself from burning [Literally]
     
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    If that happens, wouldn't the led light flash red? I noticed this happens once when playing smash bros. (Trying to beat classic mode on difficulty 9 :( ) It turned off in the middle, and the led flashed red, i had to clean out the air vents, and it worked again no issue.
     
  11. ItsMetaKnight

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    Hope you're not smoking because devices can die much faster in a smoker's environment.
     
  12. Taijem
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    Is my consle bricked?
     
  13. Codemastershock

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    just disconnect your router or change the wireless password, you dont need exactly to go to the console to make it offline for testing.
     
  14. Sonic Angel Knight

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    He said the console freezes after 5 mins, this has nothing to do with testing, he can't use the console.:mellow:
     
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    Have you checked the fan?
     
  16. Imacaredformy2ds

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    LMFAO no it isn't
    Bricking =/= Hardware failure
    I'd tell you to send it to Ninty but you're a dirty pirate soooooo
    Best I can think of is getting it to a hardware store or some shit and tell them to fix it idk
    Anyways best of luck
    Sleep tight pupper :ninja:
     
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