Latest Wii update killing consoles

Danger for Wii Owners

The latest update for the Nintendo Wii, update 4.2, is causing terrible problems for owners of the console both modded and non-modded. The Nintendo support forums are flooded with reports of these problems from customers.

Most reports claim that the update freezes halfway through and the update giving system errors informing customers that their console has been modified and then fails to start. There are also reports of random disk read errors after the update is installed. The reports can be attributed to modified systems, but customers are reporting issues with consoles that are fresh out of the box.

Nintendo tech Jane posted a message in the forums, letting customers of un-modded Wii consoles know that they can send their units in for repair.

Here is the message:

"Some of you have reported problems with your Wii console after updating to the Wii System Menu 4.2. The symptoms most people are describing usually occur when the Wii has been modified. However, some of you also mention your system has never been modified.

We’d like to help get your system working properly again. If you’re experiencing problems with your Wii console after downloading Wii System Menu 4.2, and you believe your system has not been modified, please give us a call. If we find that you have a normal system and the update caused your system to not work, we’ll repair it at no charge.

Please call our Customer Service Department at your earliest convenience, 1-800-255-3700 We are open 6 AM to 7 PM, Pacific Time, 7 days a week."



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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