Is Your Wii Warm To The Touch?

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Today I got my replacement Wii (the old one wouldn't go online), and noticed after setting up stuff and then turning it off, I came back to the Wii after about half an hour it was warm. Is it cause of the WiiConnect24 (which I didn't have on my old one)?
     
  2. Fezwick macrumors 6502

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    Yep. WiiConnect24 makes the Wii run a little warm when idle.
     
  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I would hope so!! ;)

    There have been reports of GPU's burning up from the heat while on standby. I had to move the wii as it was in the direct downwind of the PS3, which didnt help any. It's warm to the touch even when on standby.

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  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Mine was warm with Wii connect 24. But now I dont leave it on standby I turn it off anyway.

    WiiConnect 24 is an utter waste really. It's not like it downloads the updates for you.
     
  5. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Same here, but I don't think I have WiiConnect24 on. :confused:
     
  6. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea I don't see the point, it's not like there's super important info comin in. I think I'll turn it off too.
     
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    With WC24 it's as warm as the Sky receiver sat next to it.

    Need WC24 for the voting channel after all! And the Mii channel.
     
  10. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I knew someone was goin to comment about the title.
     
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  12. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    You mean it was unintentional? :eek:

    Don't feel bad MacRumorUser...it took me a while to notice.
     
  13. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well I did know I was creating such a title, but I was like eh.. w/e
     
  14. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Since when is there a GPU in a Wii :p just kidding
     
  15. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know how much power the Wii draws when on standby with WC24 on. I'm wondering if it's really worth it.
     
  16. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Not much at all, with my receiver, sub (w 650 amp), ps3, wii, and tv on standby and my HD Cable DVR on 24/7 i draw only 0.6A

    TV on, Receiver on, sub/amp on, DVR on, all else on standby around 2.5-2.8A

    While Playing the Wii, 3.2-3.8A

    While Playing PS3/Watching BD, 4.0-4.8A

    Thats total system Amp load.

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  17. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    How are you measuring current? This probably won't help because things like the amplifier and power supplies in the ps3/wii will add quite the phase shift on the line, and your ammeter probably can't compensate.
     
  18. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Power consumption in today's consoles.

    Idle/Standby - Page 4

    Page 2-3 shows consumption during gameplay and DVD playback.

    Page 1 explains the testing method they used.

    I got to admit, I'm a little disapointed by Connect24. I was led to expect that a lot more fun content would be automatically downloaded in standby mode. Oh well, life goes on.
     
  19. echeck macrumors 68000

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    This YouTube video is exactly what happened to my Wii. Now I have to send my Wii in to be serviced. Three weeks without my Wii, how will I pass the time?!

    For the record, the innuendos were intentional.
    ;)
     
  20. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree that I would like more content and use for WiiConnect24, we all have to keep in mind that the Wii is still in very early stages of its life. Look how long it took Xbox Live to become really useful and full featured. You can't expect Nintendo to roll out a fully featured online interface within the first few months of its life.

    Give them a change, things will get better.
     
  21. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Just had a bad feeling about it.
     
  22. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Source? I read all the game blogs all the time, and haven't seen anything of this nature (somebody at Nintendo farts & they cover it, so I'd expect them to do so with "OMG Wii melted!!!" stories)

    Everybody may know this, but to clarify (at least for the OP): there are 2 settings involved here - WiiConnect 24 and Standby Mode. You have to have both turned on to get the standby/orange light/console heats up like a MacBook Pro, er, an iron. You can turn on WiiConnect 24 but not Standby Mode, and the console will turn off when off. This is probably recommended, as you need to have WiiConnect 24 enabled to access nearly all of the online channels. The only exception is the Forecast Channel, which needs both settings turned on for some reason - hence why I hardly ever use it.
     
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    On a similar note, does anyone know how long it takes for a message/email to arrive when sending from a Wii? And if it's a fixed time? Wii to Wii seems varied between 30 seconds to a few minutes, email takes up to 15 minutes. Just wondering if it's my connection is all.
     
  25. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Wii to email is no more than a minute for me, Wii to Wii i can't say, but ive had responses back to me within a matter of minutes so i will assume its just as speedy as email.

    Ed
     
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