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eatyerface

[Wii] Standby Fan Hardmod

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eatyerface    399

Occasionally I had problems with my Wii overheating while in standby with wiiconnect24 turned on. I found this information while browsing the internet and wanted to share it with you guys. If you use riiconnect24 then this mod is for you. Otherwise just don't do this because it's not needed, just turn wiiconnect24 off in the settings.

WARNING : I am not responsible if you attempt this and screw up. This will require some fairly simple soldering. If you are unsure if you can do it, have someone else do it for you. You can optionally connect the two contact points with a switch if you want to be able to cut the fan on or off instead of having it permanently on.

How to keep your Wii from overheating

Are you worried about your CPU or GPU overheating while your Wii is in standby? This can be caused by WiiConnect24 being turned on, causing the Wii to continue operating while it is turned off. Here is a simple solution to cool down your Wii in standby. This mod will keep the fan on at all times, when the Wii is on or off, provided WiiConnect24 is enabled. If WiiConnect24 is disabled, then the fan will stay off when in standby, because it is not needed. To turn your fan on in standby, simply solder a wire from TP49 to 5V. Both of these points are located on the bottom side of the motherboard. It is recommended to not use too thin of wire (26awg would be good). This mod is perfectly safe to do and because the fan is so silent, you will not even notice it.

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KcrPL    8

Yes, WiiConnect24 Standby mode is causing that issue. WiiConnect24 has been shut down in 2013 so it's useless now. But if you want to make it works again, use RiiConnect24. If you want to, follow the tutorial on

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But if you don't want to, just turn Standby Connection off in WiiConnect24 settings in your Wii.

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