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post #61 of 86
A big firmware update on the day of release? Boy that was poor planning haha
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I can understand peoples frustrations. Buy a new console and want to play some games right away? NOPE, wait overnight for it to update then you can play. I'd be extremely annoyed.
    
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Everybody needs to listen the update is for online/wii compatibility only it will play all games just fine without the update. It does tell you not turn the power off during the install and no it will not hurt it if the internet/power goes down during the download it will just resume when the internet/power comes back, only power off during the install causes this issue.This is all getting blown out of proportion as it seems that most commenting are
A. Uninformed and/or B. Do not own the system and/or C. Just want join in on the bashing
I own a wiiu i know first hand.
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post #64 of 86
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I don't know how they've got the cheek to call 5GB an 'update'

 

jesus christ, it would take my mediocre cable connection quite a while to finish that... i cant imagine for others who have really slug speeds...

post #65 of 86
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Everybody needs to listen the update is for online/wii compatibility only it will play all games just fine without the update. It does tell you not turn the power off during the install and no it will not hurt it if the internet/power goes down during the download it will just resume when the internet/power comes back, only power off during the install causes this issue.This is all getting blown out of proportion as it seems that most commenting are
A. Uninformed and/or B. Do not own the system and/or C. Just want join in on the bashing
I own a wiiu i know first hand.

Thank you. I as well know first hand, it won't(or at least shouldn't) brick while downloading, It didn't on mine. I cut off network during download and worked fine after hooking back up. Proceeded to unhook power cord and same thing, started right back up. Now, soon as the download is finished and starts to install(which doesn't take all that long, compared to the download on a slower connection) it will brick of course, like you would think without any backup firmware to fall back on. It does tell you not to turn it off as well, but it could be bigger and "flashier" admittedly. I wish I would have reset my router stat page before doing it, but didn't think about it. It was very fast on mine, but I have a 30Mbps connection. I didn't time it, but I would guess it was way closer to 1GB than 5GB.

The only thing I can see happening is people are unplugging during the actual install process and not the download. Of course, it may very well be bricking during download for some, but it didn't mine. I got mine free, and really didn't care to test it out tonight when I got to play around with it
Edited by Strat79 - 11/20/12 at 9:52pm
post #66 of 86
the general consumer base that would buy a Wii U wouldnt have a clue when it comes to firmware updates, or any update in general. because they are most like kids or the kids parent comes in to tell them to turn it off, kid is like i cant, andry ignorant parent then pulls the plug, boom bricked wii.

Not everyone is a uber l337 haxor like us OCN folk...
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post #67 of 86
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the general consumer base that would buy a Wii U wouldnt have a clue when it comes to firmware updates, or any update in general. because they are most like kids or the kids parent comes in to tell them to turn it off, kid is like i cant, andry ignorant parent then pulls the plug, boom bricked wii.
Not everyone is a uber l337 haxor like us OCN folk...

I get what you're saying, was the same case with me, my first computer and my not tech savvy parents XD
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post #68 of 86
So sad to see Nintendo stumble so hard.

Btw, about the whole RROD with the Xbox. It usually doesnt happen bc people dont clean out their console. RROD can be caused by many things but most commonly happened due to the GPU or AV Scaler Chip (ANA or HANA) having a section of solder that is not properly done. Its called cold solder, its when solder is not melted all the way and it forms a weak connection. Well, after a decent amount of off and on cycles the section of solder that was not done correctly would become weak and would have the console throw a RROD and was usually Primary Error Code E74 or Secondary Error Code 0102. The only sure shot to fix it, is to reflow the solder around the GPU, CPU and Scaler Chip.
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Would LOVE to see your source. Please link because that's a BS statement.
Why is this even surprising news to you? I have known various people who had to purchase a second or third XBOX 360, because their three-year warranties expired long ago (that only covered E74/RROD) or the hardware symptoms where under a different one-year warranty period (all other issues or prior to the warranty change for E74). Not to mention the numerous replacement consoles user's had to purchase due to being banned for repairs/modifications they done to their consoles. rolleyes.gif

It is pretty safe to assume that millions of XBOX 360's have been purchased to replace dysfunctional units over the years.

Also, it is a shame that Nintendo messed up the release of their new console and already getting the wrong kind of attention.
    
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To be fair the update took HOURS and it "apparently" bricks if you turn the console off during the downloading phase, not just the actual flashing of the firmware phase.

In my defense I will say that the very 1st thing every piece of software you've ever used says when updating is 'DO NOT RESTART OR TURN OFF THE SYSTEM DURING THE UPDATES'.

In case the WiiU doesn't... Well I'm not expecting this sort of mistakes from Nintendo.

Still, ignorance is not a justification for this. Well, ignorance doesn't justify anything. I'm 100% sure the manual says to not turn off the console during updates.
Edited by Artikbot - 11/21/12 at 12:12am
   
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