Wet Wii

Discussion in 'Electronic Games' started by ColdCoates90, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    No this isn't a new game or hardware.. my sister tripped over a gamecube controller cord and sent my wii flying into the dog's water dish below. The game still ran ,and it appears nothing broke.. When I took the game out it had some droplets on it meaning for sure water got inside. I immediately disconnected everything though after its outer part had been dried off and set a lamp up to warm it, aimed at the gamecube controller ports and memory card slot.

    What else should I do? How long should I wait to play it?
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  2. pikachual

    pikachual New Member

    I would wait at least three or four days. I would shake the Wii to any excess water can come out of any open ports first. Blowing drying it won't really help the process. Give it a few days then reshake to see if water still comes out, if it does then wait a few more days. Good luck.
     
  3. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Do not allow it to have variedn temperatures. Doing so, will cause the water in the Wii to Condense, turn into Water Vapor again, Condense, etc. Causing even more harm. Try to leave the system near a constant temperature source.

    Roughly 70 degrees for a few days should cause all the water to evaporate out of the system. (3-4 Days)
     
  4. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    ugh 3-4 days?

    -_-

    I don't think shaking it is the key, the machinery inside wasn't designed for that.

    Keep the suggestions coming though, just can't open the the shell up.

    Edit: http://wiiportal.nintendo.es/6542.html

    That pretty much covers it then I guess. I already turned the lamp off 10 minutes after it had been on it so I guess everything should be fine in a few days.What I can't believe is that it was still on and working while it was in the water dish, nintendo did a good job when they made it.
     
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  5. Mew

    Mew New Member

    ROFLMAO!!!!
    Wow, is she in trouble? That's really kinda sad seeing as Brawl JUST came out...

    Well, I don't have any suggestions, as Nintendo seems to have it covered, but GL with the system.
    Btw, when I had to have a laser changed in my GC, after it's warrenty expired, it was 15$. So if that's all it cost for a laser, expect something similar for a few parts to be replaced.
     
  6. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    She is infact NOT in trouble, as my mother tripped over the cord yesterday and almost sent it to the same watery grave, however the glass door thing to the wii and such was closed and instead it got pushed forward knocking various wii things to the ground such as controllers,ect. missing the water and landing in the food bowl instead. My mom somehow thinks as this happened just once before it is no longer anyone's fault other than my own. They were all stepping over it(not tripping over it) yesterday,so I figured it was safe for a minute while I went to go look something up for a few minutes.I even opened up the glass door to make everyone more aware of it.

    And as a matter of fact I got yelled at instead of her.Funny how that is, isn't it? =/
     
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  7. Mew

    Mew New Member

    It's not your fault people can't watch where they're going.

    Oh! Move the water bowl. That's a good suggestion.
     
  8. Bullet

    Bullet New Member

    too bad this wasnt caught on video, make the #1 most viewed on youtube.
     
  9. fchangus2

    fchangus2 New Member

    lol, funniest thread title ever!

    you really should wait a few days just to be safe to let the water dry out...
     
  10. zman22674

    zman22674 New Member

    Get a Wavebird and then you won't have to worry about cords being in the way for anyone to trip over if they aren't watching where they are going. You can get them at some Gamestop stores for $30 or less.

    Z
     
  11. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    Definitely move the dog dishes or the Wii.
     
  12. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Brawl and the wavebird don't mix. You get some serious lag in controls.
     
  13. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    Why don't you just use the Wii-mote? I'm guessing because you are used to the old controls but I'd bet that you would quickly adjust. My kids haven't had any problems with using the newer controllers.
     
  14. zman22674

    zman22674 New Member

    I use a Wavebird as well as my friends who have used a Wavebird on the Japanese version of the game and none of us have ever had an issue with any kind of lag.

    Z
     
  15. Mew

    Mew New Member

    I'm noticing about a 1/2 second delay between when I press the buttons and when my guy does them.
    This does not happen with the GC or wii mote. However it isn't really a lag perse.
     
  16. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    Plugged it in today. Everything works great.
     
  17. swampert97

    swampert97 Active Member

    Wow, that was pretty funny. Glad you got your Wii back.
     

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