Wii U Gamepad - Won't charge

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Wii U Gamepad - Won't charge

Postby pjhaan » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:33 am

I got my Wii U on launch day and have loved almost every minute of it. The problem is, now I am having a hard time getting it to charge. I bought a new charging base and a new cable but it is still hard to charge. That leads me to believe the issue is internal to the game pad.

I haven't looked into replacements or repair yet. I just wanted to see if anyone else had these issues.
 
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Re: Wii U Gamepad - Won't charge

Postby Mkruzer » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:03 am

I haven't had that problem yet, but I haven't had my wii u as long as you have. One would have to expect that the battery in the game pad would have a limited lifespan, but I would hope it would be longer than that.
 
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Postby Mickey&Maleficent » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:45 am

I would contact Nintendo about this. I haven't had this issue before but I did have issues with my game pad connecting to the console.


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Re: Wii U Gamepad - Won't charge

Postby pjhaan » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:18 pm

I have been through the Nintendo Support on the issue and according to the trouble shooting, there is nothing wrong. It will hold the charge, IF I can get it to charge and their trouble shooting doesn't cover that.

It also says you have to use the official charger for all the tests. Our charger lost a battle with a Dyson vacuum.

I think it is a loose connector inside the gamepad. It won't charge through the base OR the top charging port.

I might just start the repair form and see what it says.
 
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Re: Wii U Gamepad - Won't charge

Postby fdanielix » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:22 am

Hello. I hope you solved this by now, but if not, I know a solution. The issue is the charger cable itself. The same thing happened to me. My Wii U gamepad wouldn't charge because the charger cable stopped working. The best thing you could do is order a replacement, or do what I did- buy a charging base that does not use the original cable at all. I bought an Energizer charging station for $24.99. It has 2 sets of rechargeable batteries for wii-motes (includes charging stations for 2 remotes), and a spot where you put your gamepad to charge.
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Re: Wii U Gamepad - Won't charge

Postby pjhaan » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:46 pm

I am on my second charging cable and cradle. I thought maybe it was a bad conne tion in the cradle...that wasn't it...

Then my cord lost a battle with a vacuum cleaner and I got a new one.

The current charging solution is only I am allowed to take it off or put it on the cradle. I have a jar of pennies sitting on the cable to keep it on position and something resting against the front so the cradle won't move.

I may send it in soon since I am up and running on the Xbox one now...
 
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