Will ALL systems brick if you shut them off during the update process?

#1Nate_DihldorffPosted 11/19/2012 4:06:41 PM
I shut mine off because I was too impatient and had to go to college. Is my Wii U bricked now? Or is there a chance that it's still good?
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#2helzefeldPosted 11/19/2012 4:07:18 PM
ohemgee - I hope not but chances are rather likely if it was during the install phase
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#3VooDoo_MojoPosted 11/19/2012 4:09:48 PM
yes they will and it tells you this before starting the update
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#41shadetail1Posted 11/19/2012 4:11:04 PM
This is what happens to *any* computer when a major OS update gets suddenly stopped half-way through. There's a reason why PCs, the PS3, the 3DS, and pretty much everything else warns you not to power down the machine during updates. When you are left with a messy half-rewritten operating system, the computer stops working correctly.
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#5Nate_Dihldorff(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2012 4:11:47 PM
It was still in the "DOWNLOADING" phase.
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#6VooDoo_MojoPosted 11/19/2012 4:12:56 PM
Nate_Dihldorff posted...
I shut mine off because I was too impatient and had to go to college. Is my Wii U bricked now? Or is there a chance that it's still good?


I'm sorry to say but yeah, its bricked... I'ts like deleting half of Windows/Mac then tryingbto run the computer. Firmware updates are sensative because its dealing with the OS
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#7Nate_Dihldorff(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2012 4:14:44 PM
I've done it to my Wii and PS3 plenty of times before and I never got a bricked system. Are you guys 100% sure?
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#8kamikaze135Posted 11/19/2012 4:14:48 PM
Probably. There is a pretty big chance that it bricked. You should have just left it on.
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#9Bf109_Ace_1941Posted 11/19/2012 4:16:35 PM
Nate_Dihldorff posted...
It was still in the "DOWNLOADING" phase.


Then dont worry. It only happens if you turn it off during installation.
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#10Nate_Dihldorff(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2012 4:18:20 PM
Bf109_Ace_1941 posted...
Nate_Dihldorff posted...
It was still in the "DOWNLOADING" phase.


Then dont worry. It only happens if you turn it off during installation.


So then why is everyone making a big deal out of it? Installation is a LOT quicker than downloading.
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