Help my Wii U froze! how do I hard reset it?

#1AwesomeOSaucePosted 12/5/2012 2:49:43 AM
Ok so I was downloading the Fifa demo and I went into Mii Maker.
I left my Wii U for about 1 hour and a 7 minutes.
Came back and it was frozen and I couldn't leave mii maker, go to the home screen or anything.

I help power down on my gamepad and it turned off but the Wii U still stayed on.
So I turned my gamepad back on and it was still frozen.
I decided to power it down on the Wii U and hel power down a few times even going as far as holding it for 45 seconds but nothing.

I even tried a combination of holding down eject and power but it still didn't turn off.
So I just grit my teeth and unplugged it >_>

It turned on fine BUT I wanted to know how exactly do I hard reset it so I know for the future if it happens again...

I mean I know how to hard reset my ps3 and xbox which just involves holding down power for a while.

But why doesn't this work on the wii u?
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#2RE4_FanPosted 12/5/2012 2:53:53 AM
Unplug it. That's all =/

I've been lucky actually, I had heaps of crashes on launch day (November 30th) but I've not had any since the first update =)
#3JacobARFPosted 12/5/2012 3:08:56 AM
I'm even more lucky, my Wii U haven't crashed at all :P
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#4hko981Posted 12/5/2012 3:17:28 AM
Turn your languages in Miiverse and the "in-game" settings to "English Only". this helps prevent freezing
#5YoyokuKOPosted 12/5/2012 3:37:31 AM
i made a topic about this...unplugging seemed to be the only solution despite my instincts saying no
#6HellsingOrgPosted 12/5/2012 3:40:53 AM
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#7AwesomeOSauce(Topic Creator)Posted 12/5/2012 8:01:34 AM
bump
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#8b1gt0nePosted 12/5/2012 8:05:25 AM
Why are bumping a fake topic?? Pathetic.
#9COlimar788Posted 12/5/2012 8:06:13 AM
All you can do is unplug it and plug it back in.
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#10HellsingOrgPosted 12/5/2012 8:07:07 AM
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