Topic: Wii U - Startup Help

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Hi all,

I'm having some issues with my Wii U and could really use a hand. I got the system new shortly after it was released and up until a couple months ago it was working fine. I've never modded it and it has all original parts.

I started getting error messages on a couple of games which would crash unexpectedly - I think Smash Bros. and maybe an eShop game. Didn't think much of it, but then a couple weeks later I went to turn the system on and it never got past the startup "Wii U" logo. I tried the usual fixes - rebooting, unplugging, powering on without the gamepad nearby, and holding "B" to boot to the Wii menu. No luck. I even tried replacing the little CMOS battery last week. Nothing.

I'd really like to find a way to fix it because it has all of my old Wii system files and eShop games on it. If anyone has any tips/advice I'd really appreciate it. And worst case if it's dead, I'd appreciate any advice on how I may be able to salvage those files.

Thanks so much, hope one of you has the answer!



@Outrider89 Have you tried contacting Nintendo and setting up a repair through them? Let them know what you told us here and they should be able to save your files.

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@Tasuki Thanks- i just called them and sounds like they could transfer the files from my system to a new one. Guess that’s probably my best option at this point.



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