So I just bricked my Wii U on the new firmware update.

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2 years ago#1
download froze during downloading. left it on for 6hrs without any activity. pulled the plug and.... BRICK!!

well done nintendo. I thought it was only the launch firmware update that had this problem? I had the firmware installed. I was downloading the new 2.1.0 december update. Any fix I can do or is it 100% bricked and needs repairs?

If its the 2nd option than looks like I'll be $270 richer tomorrow.
2 years ago#2
how can they design a system that bricks on the downloading part!? It wasnt even installing! Even if it was on the installing part (which is was not) it should be a slim chance on bricking (like every other device ever created).
2 years ago#3
wow. I cant even get my RENTED game out of the system now. white light is on indicating the game is in system. press eject and wont come out.

any manual eject on this thing (paperclip) like regular dvd drives?
2 years ago#4
Are you able to turn it on and is there a black screen? If so, leave it on. It might still be able to finish downloading if you wait it out.
If not, try this:
-Try unplugging it and then waiting 2 minutes. Might reset it.
-Hold down the power button for 6 seconds.
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2 years ago#5
Stop acting like it's all Nintendo's fault. Any game system that gets firmware updates could possibly do this. Even on PS3 there's a warning not to turn off the system. After six hours is a little bit rediculous. Your internet must really suck if it's taking that long.
2 years ago#6
sounds like his download froze.. not his fault

may have timed out.... again not his fault

installing firmware WHILE it is downloading IS nintendos fault.

others download the whole file before it installs. why nintendo didnt follow this is beyond me.

i have a friend whos bricked launch day. took it back got a new one. wich he bricked intentionally. got a new one, wash rinse repeat. 6 later he got his money back and nintendo ate the cost of 6 wii u's.


this explains the sales
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2 years ago#7
Does the red light comes on when you plug it in or is it totally dead? It might be the AC power adapter. When that happens with the Wii. You'd had to unplug the AC from both the console and the wall socket and then wait 2 minutes before plugging it back in. That sometimes worked. It's called resetting the AC power adapter.
It's worth a try though.
Oh and you must unplug everything from the Wii U too.
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2 years ago#9
Wii U=next gen 360

durability lolz
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2 years ago#10
wartpigX posted...
sounds like his download froze.. not his fault

may have timed out.... again not his fault

installing firmware WHILE it is downloading IS nintendos fault.

others download the whole file before it installs. why nintendo didnt follow this is beyond me.

i have a friend whos bricked launch day. took it back got a new one. wich he bricked intentionally. got a new one, wash rinse repeat. 6 later he got his money back and nintendo ate the cost of 6 wii u's.


this explains the sales


Your friend is a disturbed individual. Why would he waste time bricking six system?
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