Is my Wii U bricked?

#1MarioMan847Posted 3/19/2013 9:09:22 PM
When I pop in a game, a "preparing update" screen appears and it lasts forever.

I'm screwed, right?
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#2Baha05Posted 3/19/2013 9:12:32 PM
No pretty damn sure it's only for system updates and only when you are installing it.
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#3MathewMansonPosted 3/19/2013 9:13:54 PM
If the thing can turn on and you can navigate apps and all that, it's not bricked.
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#4gamercat86Posted 3/19/2013 9:32:25 PM
What games was it? Games updates/patchesdo that. It did it with Black Ops 2 since there's a patch for it out now. Game updates don't do harm. System updates are the real issue, though it is ony a problem when you're installing it and then you interrupt the install.

The "update" seems to be downloading it from the Internet, so that may be why it's taking a while. It;s not installing from the disc.