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(Some Guy)   News: Wii U players reporting the console bricking itself within one day of use. Fail: It only happens when you yank the plug out of the wall during a firmware update   (aussie-gamer.com) divider line 9
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2012-11-21 03:11:59 PM
13 votes:
The Wii U offers some really exciting new features, but as soon as I opened the box and dumped the contents in my hot tub, the system immediately became unresponsive!
2012-11-21 03:32:37 PM
6 votes:
To clarify, the peanut butter used in my review is Jif Creamy peanut butter. It takes about 18 oz to fill the unit. As with any electronics, use of crunchy peanut butter isn't recommended.

I specifically called Nintendo of America and asked if it was bad to fill the Wii U with crunchy peanut butter and they said that it was insane to do so- so stick to creamy, folks, if you want to keep that warranty.
2012-11-21 03:29:49 PM
6 votes:
At first mine worked fine. It continued to work as I filled it with peanut butter but now, I can access most of the digital content but the optical drive doesn't work. It smells oddly of peanut butter and the fan only turns once in a minute or so.
Also, it isn't completely enclosed- once warm, the peanut butter drains out the bottom and it takes about 30 minutes to scoop it all up and pour it in again.

5/10
2012-11-21 02:43:51 PM
3 votes:

ShawnDoc: Bit of poor engineering on Nintendo's part. There are ways to make a device show a status display to indicate the unit isn't bricked and is continuing the update process.


I don't think so. We shouldn't make the world idiot proof. We should laugh at idiots when they expose themselves.
2012-11-21 02:36:50 PM
3 votes:
+1 for use of the plug tag
2012-11-21 03:21:56 PM
2 votes:
ID-10-T
2012-11-22 08:53:15 PM
1 votes:

lordargent: El Terrible: //Try turning the turbo button on and off, some applications don't like it.

Fark you for even bringing up those things. I had just about purged the phrase "IRQ error" from my mind, not to mention himem.sys. Now that you've refreshed them, the memories will continue to torment me.

You forgot something, there at the end.

DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
LH C:\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6


Oh man. Wolfenstein memories.
2012-11-22 08:00:44 PM
1 votes:
El Terrible: //Try turning the turbo button on and off, some applications don't like it.

Fark you for even bringing up those things. I had just about purged the phrase "IRQ error" from my mind, not to mention himem.sys. Now that you've refreshed them, the memories will continue to torment me.


You forgot something, there at the end.

DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\Windows\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
LH C:\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6
2012-11-21 04:39:03 PM
1 votes:

Treygreen13: Sometimes I feel like an old man screaming at kids to get off his lawn. Resolving software/hardware conflicts seems like something I've been doing for so long that if somebody tells me they had to *shudder* change a line in an .ini file I can't even muster enough annoyance to be frustrated. I mean, I know it should really work out of the box but I'm not going to lose my mind if something released on 2 consoles and every possible configuration of PC requires me to make a minor change.

I remember spending *days* trying to figure out what was wrong with Spy vs. Spy on Commodore 64, and I think Sam & Max Hit The Road crashed on me 20 times. Still really liked the games.


Oh yes. The days of DMA and IRQ errors, and having to resolve them by going into the BIOS and messing with things.

/Did you load EMM386.sys and himem.sys?
//Try turning the turbo button on and off, some applications don't like it.
 
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