The wii has started just recently shutting off for no apparent reason. Does it randomly. Mostly when first starting up, but does it during play too. I havent seen anything on here like this so was wondering if anyone knew wht the problem might be.
No. It doesnt feel hot at all.
While it is possible that your Wii console may need a repair, there are other reasons why it may be freezing, such as a problem with any device you might have connected/inserted into your console.:)
So try removing any SD Card, GameCube controller(s) and Memory Card(s), or any electronic device in the USB ports such as a keyboard or mic, as one or more may be the problem and causing the console to freeze.:)
But if that doesn't help, or you do not have anything connected/inserted, give a call to Nintendo's 1-800-255-3700 (6 am ~ 7 pm Pacific, everyday) Customer Service number, or use their webform to contact them, and see if there is any other solutions you can try and if not (or none correct the problem), they can discuss repair options with you.
Turning on by itself? Try maybe unplugging the AC adapter, and leave it unplugged for a minute or so. If that doesn't correct it shutting off and on on it's own, you'll probably have to send it in for repairs. Call Nintendo at 1-800-255-3700.