Wii U orange light not in manual?

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Apr 26, 2013
  1. julialy
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    Red can look like orange if its light in saturation.

    Nintendo has better secrets and conspiracies than this, I suggest you look elsewhere. :ninja:
     
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    Wrong section and who cares?
     
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    "A feature that wasn't available at launch isn't mentioned in my launch manual!"
     
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    I HAVE gotten white on my 3ds before, which is documented nowhere, support knows nothing of it, and I have been unable to reproduce it. Food for thought
     
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    Might be a status light for "System Updating, don't mess with my shit, yo."

    Anyways, might just be a funky red light.
     
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    With the new update, whenever the Wii U is performing a process in standby mode, the LED turns orange. It tells you this when you enable the standby mode downloading.
     
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    oh, thank you!
     
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    The interesting thing is, then, if it IS something that it's doing now after the last update, it means it's something that the hardware had been able to do from the start but it's just now being used. Seems the downloading in the background feature was planned but not implemented at first to get things ready in time for launch.

    Going along with how OP had worded it, I wonder if the light IS capable of showing even more colors.
     
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    if you dont want to see the scary orange light than turn off standby mode in your options :P
     
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    DO YOU EVEN READ BRAH?!!!
    just kidding. when you update the system to the newer firmwareit tell you about the orange light. pretty hard to miss, but as they said above it activate while the system is downloading and installing stuff while power down
     
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    I'm glad I saw this. I misread the update and thought it would be orange whenever it was in Standby, just like the Wii was yellow when it was in Standby (as opposed to red when fully shutdown). I figured there was something wrong with my Wii.
     
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    My WiiU is still on Red, I'm guessing it's caus I haven't had anything downloading.
     
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    It seems like when it's not doing anything the light is red as usual. I've only noticed it a few times (mainly when I started downloading something then shut down the system in order to test this feature :P).
     
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    Mine's been red, I was assuming it goes orange when downloading. :I

    Looks like I was right. :P
     
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    It means Marcan's hack is working... wait, not sure yet. Hope that is soon. World is going to hell but at least I could say I ran a hacked Wii U before that, lmfao.

    Edit: orange lights mean the nukes are air born so take shelter.
     
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    Well I wanted to try it, so I started the Wii U Panorama View download, shut it off, and after awhile it turned orange. I've now installed everything, but it's always orange now when turned off.
     
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    do you have standy downloads turned off in the options?
     
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    Yeah I could be wrong, but I think that's what it's like for me too. I don't pay attention, I just shut it off. It's orange for a little bit but then it does go white. Doesn't bug me.
     

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