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Report: Wii U dies if power cut during massive firmware update

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    Report: Wii U dies if power cut during massive firmware update

    if for some reason you lose power to your console during a firmware update you are screwed and your new console is now an expensive paperweight.Report: Wii U dies if power cut during massive firmware update | Joystiq

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    Reminds me of when the lights went out and took my PS3 alongside them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyblitzed View Post
    if for some reason you lose power to your console during a firmware update you are screwed and your new console is now an expensive paperweight.Report: Wii U dies if power cut during massive firmware update | Joystiq
    While this sucks, technically your PS3 will do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_mayus View Post
    While this sucks, technically your PS3 will do the same thing.
    I've had my power get cut off many a time (during firmware updates as well) and it still works perfectly. Luckily my powerstrip has a $500,000 insurance policy so if any of my electronics hooked up to it get damaged, they'll get replaced for free.

    Basically what this article is saying, don't update your Wii in a thunderstorm.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_mayus View Post
    While this sucks, technically your PS3 will do the same thing.
    Not while it's downloading the update
    From what I read, even if your only downloading it the brick will happen, the PS3 can be turned off while downloading the update

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_Page View Post
    I've had my power get cut off many a time (during firmware updates as well) and it still works perfectly. Luckily my powerstrip has a $500,000 insurance policy so if any of my electronics hooked up to it get damaged, they'll get replaced for free. Basically what this article is saying, don't update your Wii in a thunderstorm.
    or with your cat in the same room,ive had my cat walk across my powerstrip turning off my ps3 during updates.

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    i've actually lost power once in the middle of an update. a car wrecked and took powerlines down. once i got power back i fired up my ps3 and it picked up right where it left off. no problem. it would really suck if someone had the auto off set to on and the update took more than an hour and it turned itself off lol nintendo suicide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_mayus View Post
    While this sucks, technically your PS3 will do the same thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by James_Page View Post
    I've had my power get cut off many a time (during firmware updates as well) and it still works perfectly. Luckily my powerstrip has a $500,000 insurance policy so if any of my electronics hooked up to it get damaged, they'll get replaced for free.
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    Not while it's downloading the update
    From what I read, even if your only downloading it the brick will happen, the PS3 can be turned off while downloading the update
    All of you are correct. Whether the PS3 dies or not when the lights go out is uncertain, but it could die (like mine did). This happens to virtually every electronic device out there afterall. The thing with the Wii U is that, so far, it seems to be 100% certain it'll die, but I'd rather not belive that until it's been tested enough and countless Wii Us have died to prove it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    All of you are correct. Whether the PS3 dies or not when the lights go out is uncertain, but it could die (like mine did). This happens to virtually every electronic device out there afterall. The thing with the Wii U is that, so far, it seems to be 100% certain it'll die, but I'd rather not belive that until it's been tested enough and countless Wii Us have died to prove it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    All of you are correct. Whether the PS3 dies or not when the lights go out is uncertain, but it could die (like mine did). This happens to virtually every electronic device out there afterall. The thing with the Wii U is that, so far, it seems to be 100% certain it'll die, but I'd rather not belive that until it's been tested enough and countless Wii Us have died to prove it .
    Watch out people, Nagflar is a proponent advocate for Wii U mercy killings in the names of science!

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    What makes me laugh is the fact that Nintendo seems determined to include this update in the WiiU launches in countries outside of the U.S. Bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicant81 View Post
    But guys... Nintendoland is better than a tech demo. Ok?
    After downloading and installing this mult-gigabyte update, those with a Basic Wii U model will never know. It won't fit in the remaining 3GB of flash storage!

    It's a fair assumption that if you disrupt ANY download, your won't brick your PC or console. That's not the case here. The only reason the folks who were affected by this issue reset their Wii U's is because the DL was so large they assumed it had stalled.

    Entirely Nintendo's fault, not user error. There should at least be a warning message to let people know not to reboot during the DL.

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    apparently there's rumors saying that if this happens the wii u is still downloading it in the background, it just has a black screen.


    don't know how true or not they are, but there ya go.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    apparently there's rumors saying that if this happens the wii u is still downloading it in the background, it just has a black screen. don't know how true or not they are, but there ya go.
    i actually read this a little bit ago,was going to post a link,couldnt find the page i read it on though,also what i read was that the update isnt 5 gb its 1.2 and you can download it in the background while playing the wii u,obviously you would need to install it before you could go online which the guy in the article said took him 5 minutes.

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    this is the link,posting this from my ps3 browser,the website is aussiegamer.com,Wii U Day One Update is Only 1GB, Can be Downloaded in Background

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