wii_396x320My family received a Wii for Christmas. We have been using it for about a week and today we lost power. After the power outage the Wii would not turn back on. So I got on the net and found out that there is a way to reset the power supply. My problem was solved. I also found a lot of other tips in different forums and news groups.

  1. Press the home button on the main menu. Next click on the controller image. You can adjust the Wii-mote volume and rumble functions.
  2. Hold (a) and (b) down and you can move the windows on the main menu around.
  3. In order to add someone to your friend’s list you BOTH have to enter each others Number ID and Console Nickname to be able to send messages and Mii’s.
  4. Want your plain-looking Wii to have some style? Add a blue light around your CD drive anytime the console is on by doing the following: Go to your email from the home menu, and add your personal computer email address to your address book. Wait ~1 hour for the email (mine took at least this long), reply to the email from your computer. In a few minutes, you will have an email waiting for you on your Wii. Don’t read it! As long as it remains new, you have a pretty blue light!
  5. In Wii sports bowling, you can release on the back swing and throw the ball backwards. It scares all the Miis behind you.
  6. Email a Wii: You can email any Wii that you know the Friend code for. The Email address will be w(Wii Number here)@wii.com. For Example: w123456789012@wii.com.
  7. Get rid of Generic Team mates/Spectators: The Wii will automatically use the other Miis in your Plaza as team-mates and spectators in certain Wii sports games. Create friends and family, and you can get rid of the generic Miis.
  8. Register and Extend Warranty: Register your Console on Nintendo.com, get a free 90 day extension to your warranty.
  9. Get Free Nintendo Power: Register 3 Nintendo products on Nintendo.com, and get 3 months of Nintendo Power free.
  10. Extra Parts: There are two parts to the Wii in your box that you may either not find, or never know what they are. The first is a Clear Disc piece. This piece fits under your Wii stand to Stabilize its balance. The second is a Small (1″ – 1.5″) plastic Piece. This piece is the stand for the Sensor bar. It puts some distance between your TV and the bar. In theory, that should give you a better angle reception.
  11. If you go to the Channel section in your menu you can choose to save VC games on a SD card.
  12. Wii Video 9 – Wii Video Converter – Wii Video 9 is a free video conversion application developed by Red Kawa. It allows you to convert your computer video files (like avi, divx, mpeg, etc.) into the specific video formats that are playable on the Wii. Wii Video 9 can also be combined with Videora, another software application, and together they can let you automatically download and convert video for your Wii using BitTorrent and RSS technology.
  13. When you get an e-mail, not only does the disc drive light up and pulsate blue, but your Wiimote sends out a little chirp.
  14. The weather channel will affect your in-game weather on Wii games.
  15. After a power surge you can reset the Wii power supply by unplugging both sides of the power supply for 90 seconds.

Games console are good for more than just games.