Gamepad can't turn on the console

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. Wii U
  3. Gamepad can't turn on the console
2 years ago#1
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?
Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
2 years ago#2
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.
2 years ago#3
Since I've only paired it once, how do I sever the link?
Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
2 years ago#4
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.
2 years ago#5
Thanks, I'll report back shortly on my success!
Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
2 years ago#6
So there's no option to reset the link in the system settings, but I'll keep fiddling around with it for now...
Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
2 years ago#7
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?
Nintendo Network: Lightzeaka
3DS Friend Code: 4296-4396-5385
2 years ago#8
http://techforums.nintendo.com/message/81513
"Someone whp actually finds KiraWIns kind of annoying too. Sweet." ~ Radiantist027
Number of people who find me annoying: 23
  1. Boards
  2. Wii U
  3. Gamepad can't turn on the console

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived