Gamepad can't turn on the console

#1plasmawisp1713Posted 4/13/2014 9:48:16 PM
Not sure what happened, but my Gamepad can no longer turn on the console remotely. It happened one day when I hooked my Wii U up to my sister's TV after only being hooked up to mine for a while. After I turn on the console by hand, the Gamepad works just fine and normal and I can still turn the console off with it, but hitting the power button can't turn on the Gamepad or the Wii U, any thoughts before I call Nintendo and get a free gamepad shipped to my house?
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Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
#2VidgmchtrPosted 4/13/2014 9:52:30 PM
This happened to me a month or so. A quick call to Nintendo and I learned that the Gamepad just needed to be re-paired with the console again.

Try severing the link and establishing it again. If not, call Nintendo.
#3plasmawisp1713(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 9:53:55 PM
Since I've only paired it once, how do I sever the link?
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Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
#4VidgmchtrPosted 4/13/2014 9:55:35 PM
Go into the system settings on the Gamepad, there should be an option to reset the link.

Or you could try hitting the sync buttons on the Wii U and Gamepad.
#5plasmawisp1713(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 9:57:47 PM
Thanks, I'll report back shortly on my success!
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Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
#6plasmawisp1713(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 10:04:27 PM
So there's no option to reset the link in the system settings, but I'll keep fiddling around with it for now...
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Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
#7plasmawisp1713(Topic Creator)Posted 4/13/2014 10:07:33 PM
So none of that worked, and since there's no built in option to get rid of the current link, there's no way to make it new again. Any other tips before I go to bed and just call Nintendo tomorrow?
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Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
#8KiraWinsPosted 4/13/2014 10:28:14 PM
http://techforums.nintendo.com/message/81513
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