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Old 05-12-2012, 06:35
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Got my Wii U today and really wish I could give a decent first impression unfortuately the disc drive refuses to work. I put any game in no matter if its one of the two Wii U titles or any of my Wii titles, the drive attempts to read the disc for a few seconds but then stops with a bit of a clunk and comes up with 'Invalid Disc'.

Found several other people on other forums with the same problem and tried various suggestions such as unplugging the console for 30 minutes and even done a full reset but nothing works.

Going to contact ShopTo and possibly Nintendo to see what I should do to return it and get a replacement.
Just a thought, but have you installed the update?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:42
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Got my Wii U today and really wish I could give a decent first impression unfortuately the disc drive refuses to work. I put any game in no matter if its one of the two Wii U titles or any of my Wii titles, the drive attempts to read the disc for a few seconds but then stops with a bit of a clunk and comes up with 'Invalid Disc'.

Found several other people on other forums with the same problem and tried various suggestions such as unplugging the console for 30 minutes and even done a full reset but nothing works.

Going to contact ShopTo and possibly Nintendo to see what I should do to return it and get a replacement.
Did you insert the disc when the Wii U was in standby mode or when the machine was fully on?

I noticed with ZOMBIU that when I inserted the disc in standby mode and then turned the machine on it said "invalid disc" ...but when I removed the disc, rebooted the machine and inserted the disc when the hardware was fully on.. the disc read fine.

I wondered if on the first load of the disc the machine had to be fully on to register it with the hardware? Of course it could have been a one off glitch with mine.
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Old 05-12-2012, 14:20
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Just a thought, but have you installed the update?
Did you insert the disc when the Wii U was in standby mode or when the machine was fully on?

I noticed with ZOMBIU that when I inserted the disc in standby mode and then turned the machine on it said "invalid disc" ...but when I removed the disc, rebooted the machine and inserted the disc when the hardware was fully on.. the disc read fine.

I wondered if on the first load of the disc the machine had to be fully on to register it with the hardware? Of course it could have been a one off glitch with mine.
Unfortunately I had done the update so there was no way back on that one. Tried all kinds of ways of launching the games but no luck.

ShopTo are going to pick it up and send a replacement.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:14
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Hi Peeps. I'm looking for some advice here. My father bought a Wii U and has asked me to go out to his place to set it up for him (he's 76) but he has no internet, does it need to be connected to the net for first time set up ?. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:46
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I am staggered at how amazing the controller is. Iíve only played Mario and Nintendoland which are great, and used my Netflix account. Loving the ability to watch a show on the controller while my wife watches the tele.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:45
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I'll stick this in here as well. I asked Nintendo about redownloading games purchased from the eshop to a new external HDD this is the reply:

We can confirm that the entitlement for the game is linked to the console not to the external hard drive. As long as the eShop account is not deleted on the console it is possible to re-download the game on a different hard drive. Re-downloading the game will not restore any saved game data that may of been on the previous hard drive.

We wish you a happy gaming experience.
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Old 06-12-2012, 19:37
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Hi

loooking at getting a wii u tomrrow as local stroes as them with zombie u and mario - already have a 360 - am i making a mistake in buying it this early or shoudl i wait till it has been out a while?
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:15
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Hi Peeps. I'm looking for some advice here. My father bought a Wii U and has asked me to go out to his place to set it up for him (he's 76) but he has no internet, does it need to be connected to the net for first time set up ?. Thanks in advance.
I believe you can set up the Wii U and play the games without being connected to the net. You will just not be able to do a system update and connect to things like miiverse and stuff.
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Old 06-12-2012, 23:29
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I am staggered at how amazing the controller is. Iíve only played Mario and Nintendoland which are great, and used my Netflix account. Loving the ability to watch a show on the controller while my wife watches the tele.
I like the idea of this right enough, I could sneakily watch movies etc. while the kids were on the cbbc or vice versa! Still the fact it can't play dvds annoys me, because I really do need a new dvd/blu ray player and would love a new game console into the mix in one handy unit. My original ps2 finally stopped playing dvds and I am using an old xbox just now which is still going strong, although a bit noisy. I am waiting till it packs in as I see it a waste buying a separate dvd player, but I don't mind upgrading a new console, we like our games.

I do fancy the games on the Wii U though they sound great! And of course we have tons of Wii games. Its a shame it can't play dvds though.
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Old 07-12-2012, 18:03
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Has anyone had problems with their wiiu freezing? I fired up *mighty switchforce* and it froze on the main menu ... Had 2 pull the plug cause the power button wouldn't work
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Old 10-12-2012, 13:27
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I have access to a Wii U. My brother bought one over the weekend. My impressions are a bit limited as I have not played anything on it only played around with the Miiverse. I do Like the menu screen with all the mii's saying something. I even drew some pictures on the comments on Zombi U.
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Old 10-12-2012, 21:47
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Has anyone had problems with their wiiu freezing? I fired up *mighty switchforce* and it froze on the main menu ... Had 2 pull the plug cause the power button wouldn't work
The same thing happened to me playing super Mario bros
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:11
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The same thing happened to me playing super Mario bros
lots of people are experiencing random lockups ... its firmware related apparently. /shrug
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Old 21-12-2012, 22:15
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I impulse bought one (Premium Pack) today with Sonic Racers. Not set it up, but will gives my impressions.

Any tips or tricks I should know about?
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Old 21-12-2012, 22:18
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I impulse bought one (Premium Pack) today with Sonic Racers. Not set it up, but will gives my impressions.

Any tips or tricks I should know about?
get Titanic extended edition or Once upon a time in America ready to watch whilst it updates
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Old 22-12-2012, 12:49
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get Titanic extended edition or Once upon a time in America ready to watch whilst it updates
It took me almost AN HOUR to get the bloody thing just to connect to our SuperHub. It's about 75% through an update as we speak.
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Old 22-12-2012, 14:57
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Nintendo are advising parents to pre-install the updates before wrapping it up and gifting it on Christmas day

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/n...-nintendo.html
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Old 22-12-2012, 15:54
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Nintendo are advising parents to pre-install the updates before wrapping it up and gifting it on Christmas day

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/n...-nintendo.html
Some of the comments in that article are wrong, the console can be used without the update installed, its very poor wording and gives the impression it has to be done for the console to work out of the box, and of course the update can be done in the background anyway. Most kids will want to play games when they get the new console not worrying about going online. We have bought one today for a joint xmas present for our kids but wont be opening it all up and doing the update, dont feel right setting it up and repacking it up and then giving it as a xmas present especially as its not critical to do it.
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Old 22-12-2012, 19:55
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Some of the comments in that article are wrong, the console can be used without the update installed, its very poor wording and gives the impression it has to be done for the console to work out of the box, and of course the update can be done in the background anyway. Most kids will want to play games when they get the new console not worrying about going online. We have bought one today for a joint xmas present for our kids but wont be opening it all up and doing the update, dont feel right setting it up and repacking it up and then giving it as a xmas present especially as its not critical to do it.
i agree with that, i thought the same, i kept all the wrapping on though
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Old 22-12-2012, 22:15
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Some of the comments in that article are wrong, the console can be used without the update installed, its very poor wording and gives the impression it has to be done for the console to work out of the box, and of course the update can be done in the background anyway. Most kids will want to play games when they get the new console not worrying about going online. We have bought one today for a joint xmas present for our kids but wont be opening it all up and doing the update, dont feel right setting it up and repacking it up and then giving it as a xmas present especially as its not critical to do it.
i agree with that, i thought the same, i kept all the wrapping on though
I got my WiiU on launch, literally begged with my family just to let me set it up and do the update in case something goes wrong or is wrong with the WiiU

They roundly told me no everyday, as the clock turned to 12.00am this Monday i started to set it up only to find that the gamepad didn't work, needless to say a trip to game was in store during the morning

I implore you if you are getting this for your kids at least, sync the gamepad and the WiiU and make sure they work, the option to go back to the shop would not be available on christmas day
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Old 24-12-2012, 10:11
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I updated my sons when I bought it, the nintendo servers are going to be under a hell of a lot of stress tomorrow. Last thing you need is the servers to crash and explain to your child why his brand new wii u is now a brick
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Old 24-12-2012, 10:52
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I only have ZombiU (which i have beat) and my first impressions are brilliant. The game is just fantastic and the gamepad works so well and makes it so much more realistic. At the moment the other launch titles look very weak so i'm looking forward to more releases.

I was going to buy the Mario game just to waste some time but for a re-release of a game that they have released like 4 or 5 times over the past few years on Wii and 3DS £40-£50 is just too dear.
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Old 24-12-2012, 10:55
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Has anyone had problems with their wiiu freezing? I fired up *mighty switchforce* and it froze on the main menu ... Had 2 pull the plug cause the power button wouldn't work
Mine froze on me yesterday while using the Youtube app. It was making a really loud buzzing noise and couldn't be switched off so i had to do it at the mains.
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Old 24-12-2012, 11:15
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Mine froze on me yesterday while using the Youtube app. It was making a really loud buzzing noise and couldn't be switched off so i had to do it at the mains.
Probably the most amateurish design problem of the Wii U is this so far. Standard practice for a crashed device is to be able to reboot manually/automatically when it crashes. Wii U must be physically unplugged from the power to solve a crash.

My brother has experienced a lot of crashes like this when playing COD, but I personally have only had it once, while Youtube app was starting up.

I will say though, the console is fantastic despite its faults. Love the controller, the TV remote functionality, the excitement of knowing we'll get Zelda and Mario games in the future. I just hope it sells.
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Old 24-12-2012, 11:24
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I've really thrown myself into the Wii U, as I felt I never appreciated my Wii enough. I bought the Premium Pack, which came with Nintendoland, Sonic Racers and an accessory pack, for £309. I didn't really want Sonic Racers, but for £9 you can't complain.

I then traded in my old 3DS, my old Wii and a few games and got £130 for them [plus £13 trade-in bonus]. With that, I bought Zombie U [£35], NSMBU [£40], £15 eShop card, 2 game guides and a black Wiimote + Nunchuk. With the eShop card I treated myself to Trine 2 and Chasing Aurora. Then, because I couldn't resist, I spent a little extra and purchased Nano Assault Neo.

The one thing I can't help notice about the Wii U is it's graphical performance. In my eyes, it trounces what the PS3 can offer. Obviously, with it being new hardware I'd expect this but being a Ninendo loyalist I'm used to below par graphics. I'm glad they've finally stepped up.
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