My Wii U is not turning on at all; it has been working fine from launch up until yesterday, but tonight it's not turning on. When I press the power button on the Gamepad I get a message saying that the Gamepad could not connect to the Wii U, and the power light on the Wii U is blinking red. Pressing the power button on the Wii U itself does nothing. I've tried unplugging it completely to reset the AC adapter as well as using a different outlet but nothing changes. I don't have another Wii U or AC adapter to make any further tests, so I'm really at a loss here.
You've probably left the AC Adapter unplugged for the required amount of time for it to reset, but make sure it was for at least 90 seconds and see if that helps.
But if your Wii U still will not power up, then you might just have to call Nintendo's 1-800-255-3700 (6 am ~ 7 pm Pacific, everyday) Customer Service number for more troubleshooting and possibly a repair, sorry.
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Did the Wii U Console power on?
Yeah, I followed all the directions; I guess I'll just have to give them a call in the morning. Thank you for the reply.
I had the same issue. I called support and they said I had to send it in. I tried it again later last night and it started working again, so I am unsure if I should still send it in.
I have had the same issue, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. My console has not shut it self off or had any problems when it will turn on. That leads me to believe that the power adapter is disfunctional. I don't have any proof that that is the problem, but the fact that it works perfectly when it does turn on makes it seem like theres a loose wire in the power cable somewhere.