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Wario64 11-18-2012 05:43 AM

Wii U bricks if you shut down during software update process
 
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/PdCOz.jpg[/IMG]

JonnyBigBoss 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

Ruh roh.

firehawk12 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

Why aren't you following him? :(

Ala Alba 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

That's honestly... not very surprising.

jgkspsx 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

Why would you do that?

markot 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

Well, thats why they warn you not to do that on most technology shennanigans...

KillerTravis 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

Poor guy. Something similar like that happened to my PSP once.

Takao 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

SHOCKING NEWS

That's a warning for every device that has firmare updates in the history of forever.

Veitsev 11-18-2012 05:44 AM

This happens with other consoles as well. Don't turn off your system when it is updating firmware.

Electivirus 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Uh, surprise? Why would you do that for any console in the first place?

Dicer 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Well, no shit

RazorbackDB 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

that avatar... perfect

CheesecakeRecipe 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Doesn't Nintendo, or pretty much everyone else for that matter, tell you not to unplug the damn things while the update is rolling?

Nilaul 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

[QUOTE=jgkspsx;44463615]Why would you do that?[/QUOTE]

Because some other guy probably said it to him.

Gamer @ Heart 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Jesus. Why would you do that.

You never unplug something while accessing memory, especially not when its rewriting its freaking OS.

braves01 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

preorder cancelled

Wuthering_Heights 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Man, with a 2-3 hour update process tomorrow.. there's gonna be a ton of bricked systems.

Keyser Soze 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Some may say his Wii U is on the fritz...

The M.O.B 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

I'm guessing it was going so slow he thought it froze?

Otherwise I would hope it would have a warning to not turn off the console during updates, this 3DS has one.

Takao 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

[QUOTE=firehawk12;44463604]Why aren't you following him? :([/QUOTE]

Because he's not following Wario.

WonkersTHEWatilla 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

Don't update the Wii U during thunderstorms!

HiiiLife 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

Now I fear having that happen to me for the new Xbox or PS. If the power just so happens to go out, I don't know what I'd do.

jordan0386 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

Otoh. What if power goes out in the house?

This shouldn't happen.

Dont you only lose game saves on current consoles if this happened?

Ponn01 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

I feel bad if his system is really bricked, and I know accidents happen, but its pretty common knowledge not to turn the power off on any device in the middle of updating. If it's bricked at least you know Nintendo will fix it.

whitehawk 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

1. Why would you do that?
2. I'm highly positive there is a recovery mode, but the guy on twitter has chosen the GAF approach and has decided to complain on Twitter before troubleshooting himself.

dmr87 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

Watch out for surprise lightning storms.

beaten badly.

antonz 11-18-2012 05:46 AM

[QUOTE=CheesecakeRecipe;44463655]Doesn't Nintendo, or pretty much everyone else for that matter, tell you not to unplug the damn things while the update is rolling?[/QUOTE]

Yep. Feel bad for the guy to some degree but its common knowledge you dont fuck with any systems being modified on the OS level

JordanLMiller 11-18-2012 05:47 AM

lol no way, why would unplug it?

Nirolak 11-18-2012 05:47 AM

[QUOTE=jordan0386;44463703]Otoh. What if power goes out in the house.

This shouldn't happened.

Dont you only lose game saves on current consoles if this happened?[/QUOTE]

In theory you should be able to brick anything writing to the firmware.

The notable part here would be that it's a two hour process, so the odds of something going wrong is much higher than like a five minute upgrade.

Eusis 11-18-2012 05:47 AM

Is it really that long? That's the bigger problem, not that this can happen but that there's that huge window for where it CAN happen. Hopefully if it's really that long it's NOT that long for future updates, a bit easier to handle a brick on a brand new system, even if it is frustrating to need to send it in and get Nintendo to replace it.

I've been needing a UPS again, perhaps that should've been the higher priority.

TheGreatMightyPoo 11-18-2012 05:47 AM

I was downloading a game for my Wii and it was going nowhere and taking a really long time and I shut it off manually and it corrupted my system so I learned my lesson.

Medalion 11-18-2012 05:47 AM

...Nintendo...wut u doin, mang?!?!

LevityNYC 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

Welcome to 20 years ago.

Seriously...that sucks though for new users who don't want to wait around 3 hours to update.

Bgamer90 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

[QUOTE=The M.O.B;44463689]I'm guessing it was going so slow he thought it froze.[/QUOTE]

Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking.

default two 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

This isn't actually news, though two hours sure is a long time.

GashPrex 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

I've had lots of devices fail to update a firmware, PS3 included, and it didn't break my shit.

gwarm01 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

Should have been included on game discs.

CrunchinJelly 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

Keighley said on his Twitter that the update is 5GB, which is just insane for a day one patch.

davonaytor 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

Mmm. My PSP shut off when it was doing a firmware update (It was plugged in and everything, don't know why it turned off), turned it into an expensive doorstop. Sucks.

Keyser Soze 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

[QUOTE=Gamer @ Heart;44463673]Jesus. Why would you do that.

You never unplug something while accessing memory, especially not when its rewriting its freaking OS.[/QUOTE]

Maybe cause...

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Ai2m4.png[/IMG]

Veitsev 11-18-2012 05:48 AM

[QUOTE=jordan0386;44463703]Otoh. What if power goes out in the house?

This shouldn't happen.

Dont you only lose game saves on current consoles if this happened?[/QUOTE]

No. If you unplug any hardware during a FIRMWARE update it stands a high change of bricking. This happens with pretty much any electronics device.

Jhriad 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

Why in the world did he unplug the system in the middle of a firmware update?

Ridley327 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

[QUOTE=jordan0386;44463703]Otoh. What if power goes out in the house?

This shouldn't happen.

Dont you only lose game saves on current consoles if this happened?[/QUOTE]

You run the risk of bricking any piece of hardware if you're doing something as critical as writing to the firmware. That's why you get messages all the time on the Wii, 360, PS3, PSP, 3DS, and Vita warning you to not turn the power off while it's doing it.

Y2Kev 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

Wow, 5gb? lol

your move, ps3

Zombie James 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

This should be common sense by now. If you're writing to a key part of the system and the power cuts out, bad things happen.

default two 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

[QUOTE=GashPrex;44463789]I've had lots of devices fail to update a firmware, PS3 included, and it didn't break my shit.[/QUOTE]

Same here, but the chance is still there. The same as most electronics. This isn't specific to Nintendo.

antonz 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

[QUOTE=GashPrex;44463789]I've had lots of devices fail to update a firmware, PS3 included, and it didn't break my shit. I like how people are blaming the guy.[/QUOTE]

when an update fails the system typically reverts back. If you kill the power the system doesnt have a chance to revert.

braves01 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

[QUOTE=CrunchinJelly;44463795]Keighley said on his Twitter that the update is 5GB, which is just insane for a day one patch.[/QUOTE]

Is there any way to update by USB stick?

Marty Chinn 11-18-2012 05:49 AM

[QUOTE=Nirolak;44463741]In theory you should be able to brick anything writing to the firmware.

The notable part here would be that it's a two hour process, so the odds of something going wrong is much higher than like a five minute upgrade.[/QUOTE]

You would think there would be a method of recovery with a layer that exists outside of the firmware. Sony's been doing this for awhile.

Dragon 11-18-2012 05:50 AM

Warning Wario64 is posting a thread on neogaf.


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