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GN Podcast #479
 

Does shutting down during the update process brick your Wii U?

We're hearing all sorts of back-and-forth answers on this one. Seems that no one has a definitive answer, but there are a few people that claim their system was bricked because of a shut-down during the day-one update. Just a warning to be safe when updating!

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18 Nov 2012 15:51

First rule of Firmware Updates, never ever take it off the elektricity. Even if you "think" that the System doesn't work. Thats why Gameing Systems do us still bother with messages like: "Don't turn the power off while saving"...
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18 Nov 2012 15:55

So, what happens if a power cut occurs when the system is updating? Because if that made the console unusable, I'd be pretty annoyed about it.
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18 Nov 2012 15:57

Depends on when it loses power.

If it loses power during the download then no...the system will be fine.

If it loses power during the install is when it could damage the system.
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18 Nov 2012 16:00

CM30 wrote:So, what happens if a power cut occurs when the system is updating? Because if that made the console unusable, I'd be pretty annoyed about it.


To be fair, that is wrong in ANY console, Vita, PS3, Xbox, Wii, 3DS, if power goes off while updtating a firmware can be bad for any device....
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18 Nov 2012 16:03

Bricked systems already? that's got to suck big time.
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18 Nov 2012 17:44

Um... unless the power went out, a kid tripped on the cord, a rat chew off the cable, then I don't see how this is possible. Or is someone actually stupid enough to turn it off while it's updating?
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18 Nov 2012 18:33

It does indeed happen. My friends bricked while he was updating it earlier, he thought the download had froze since it stopped spinning. I told him not to mess with the power but he did and it no longer would receive a signal or even turn off unless you pulled the cord. Yea its common knowledge to not turn it off during an update but i dont think he was thinking it through. I know some people had power outages that happened to cause this as well. He talked to nintendo customer service and they got everything squared away for him fast, hes sending it in tomorrow to which i assume they will give him a new system in return.
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19 Nov 2012 01:59

Huh... maybe it's a good thing my shipment got delayed...

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