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Wii U gamepad doesn't always start the console?


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#1 of 2 ONLINE   LeoA

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Posted May 21 2014 - 11:47 AM

Anyone have this issue? Seems to come and go, forcing me when it does to start the system manually or with a Wii remote. 

 

Buttons are fine, gamepad always turns on, always stays connected once it's connected to the console, always turns off correctly by the power button, etc. Just sometimes, something goes haywire when hitting the power button on it to start the system and I'll get a error on the gamepad screen about moving closer to the system.

 

Distance isn't the issue though, I can turn it on and off multiple times even touching the system with the gamepad and it won't fix it. But turn it on an alternate way and chances are it will work just fine the next time from the usual 8' away or so with clear line of sight.

 

Still, about 20% of the time, starting it via the gamepad won't work and is starting to annoy me. Any suggestions? I tend to think it's a firmware bug since I have no issues staying connected. 

 

Resyncing just gives me an error saying that it's already paired.



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Posted June 15 2014 - 05:05 PM

Just for the record, Wii U gamepads can be unsynced. Hit the sync button on the Wii U, hit it again to tell it it's a Wii U gamepad, and then turn your gamepad off quickly. Now it's not synced and all you have to do is turn the gamepad back on and match the card symbols to resync. Sadly, it didn't fix my problem but it has helped others.

 

Tried everything I can think of. Nobody has been of any help including Nintendo's support forum. Heck, my problem isn't even listed as an issue in their troubleshooting section on their support page.

Time to call them but I really hate to do that and likely get someone else's console and/or gamepad back that was previously repaired. Mine has been taken care of, has no scratches on the screen, etc. 






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