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Oct 30, 2011 6:27 PM

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Hello all. So, it seems that my Nintendo Wii, of which I've had since it's release, died on me this weekend. The warranty obviously expired long ago, and with Skyward Sword coming out in about three weeks, I need to come to a decision.

Do I spend the $150 on a brand new system that will likely last me another 5 years or do I pay the fee to have my dead system repaired, saving all of my save data and nearly $200 of downloaded games in the process?

It's a tough decision and I was wondering what you all thought would be the best way to proceed.
 
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Oct 30, 2011 6:36 PM

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Get it repaired I guess.
 
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Oct 30, 2011 7:32 PM

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Repair it. seems like you'll benefit most if you do.
 
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Oct 30, 2011 7:45 PM

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probably get it repaired if you have that much in downloaded games.

 
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Oct 30, 2011 8:37 PM

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How much would it cost to repair?

If it's less than the cost of getting a new one, and your's isn't illegally modified, then definitely repair it.
 
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Oct 30, 2011 8:41 PM

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Your best choice is to repair the console, normally game stores can help you with it.
 
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Oct 30, 2011 9:15 PM

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Have it repaired. I'm also waiting for Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Wii is fabulous.
 
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Oct 31, 2011 11:30 AM

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Repair it if you have a lot of stuff saved on it. Otherwise just buy a new console.

For curiosity's sake, how did it die?
 
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Oct 31, 2011 12:22 PM

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Sell Wii. Get high end pc and emulate Wii games. Like a Boss.
 
Oct 31, 2011 12:25 PM

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feder said:
Repair it if you have a lot of stuff saved on it. Otherwise just buy a new console.

For curiosity's sake, how did it die?


Yeah, repair seems to be the best decision. Cheaper and it should at least hold out until the Wii U is out sometime next year. I'll have a job and all by then, so money shouldn't be an issue.

As for how it died, I'm not so sure. My brother has been borrowing it from me for about a month and a half now. He kept on changing his story when I asked him when it was last working. I figured it would die soon, just didn't think it would be so soon. I've had it since Christmas of the year it came out and it's taken quite a beating over the years. A few months ago, it got the point where it was freezing up a lot and it would no longer play certain games. Oh well.

Anyways, thanks to all who aided me in making this decision. I wouldn't mind if a moderator closed this thread, if they were so inclined to do so.
 
Oct 31, 2011 2:17 PM

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Definitely get it repaired, don't want to lose out on all those games after all. A shame there is no way to make some kind of online account, that lets you re-download titles you bought so long as you have access to said account.
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Mujina said:
Sell Wii. Get high end pc and emulate Wii games. Like a Boss.
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