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

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3 years ago#1
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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3 years ago#2
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 =)
3 years ago#3
I'm even more lucky, my Wii U haven't crashed at all :P
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3 years ago#4
Turn your languages in Miiverse and the "in-game" settings to "English Only". this helps prevent freezing
3 years ago#5
i made a topic about this...unplugging seemed to be the only solution despite my instincts saying no
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3 years ago#7
bump
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3 years ago#8
Why are bumping a fake topic?? Pathetic.
3 years ago#9
All you can do is unplug it and plug it back in.
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