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#253758 - 03/25/09 11:53 PM Wii drive turning on by itself.
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Ok, so I was sitting watching tv tonight with the lights out, and all of a sudden my son's Wii "Blue" drive lights turned on and have been flashing from a intense blue to dim over and over and over.

The power light is in standby "yellow" mode, and there is no game disk in the unit. Is this some form of auto updating via the wireless connection?
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#253763 - 03/26/09 12:10 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: SirQuack]
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No Randy, the evil spirits have returned.
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#253766 - 03/26/09 12:46 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: SirQuack]
Kruncher Offline
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Ours does that too Randy. Drives me nuts, but I've not yet bothered to research it at all.

The only way to make it stop, at least for a while, is to cycle the power on and off again.

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#253768 - 03/26/09 12:57 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: SirQuack]
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You need a Wiixorcism.
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#253773 - 03/26/09 01:55 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: St_PatGuy]
Kruncher Offline
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OK, twice in as many days I've demonstrated my technical shortcomings here.

About the flashing drive light: apparently it's supposed to do that.

Who knew?? Thanks for motivating me to find an answer.

At least now I'm not worried that it is defective like my 360 was!

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#253778 - 03/26/09 07:56 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: Kruncher]
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interesting read, thanks, we must have a message from Wii that we won Publishers Clearing House's Millions. \:\)

As John mentioned, I was worried the evil spirits had migrated from my basement upwards....
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#253779 - 03/26/09 07:57 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
You need a Wiixorcism.



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#253786 - 03/26/09 09:51 AM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Ok, so I was sitting watching tv tonight with the lights out, and all of a sudden my son's Wii "Blue" drive lights turned on and have been flashing from a intense blue to dim over and over and over.

The power light is in standby "yellow" mode, and there is no game disk in the unit. Is this some form of auto updating via the wireless connection?


The yellow light on the Wii doesn't mean it's sitting and doing nothing. I went in my router's activity log and the wii constanly refreshes the IP and doing connections. It's been a while since we've used it but it seems it's playing by iteself.
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#253813 - 03/26/09 12:52 PM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: LucRaymond]
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
 Originally Posted By: LucRaymond
it seems it's playing by iteself.
Won't that make it go blind?

Bren R.

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#253822 - 03/26/09 01:59 PM Re: Wii drive turning on by itself. [Re: BrenR]
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Yellow means you have Wiiconnect24 on and the system is in standby mode, meaning it is able to accept Wiimail and keep the various channels updated with new info as required, although it seems to me that the channels really don't update till you access them.
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