This page provides answers to some common questions about the Wii Fun Center and Wii U Fun Center.
If you are experiencing an issue with either type of Fun Center, check out the troubleshooting sections. There are also how-to videos that demonstrate how to replace parts. We have also provided a parts list with pictures to assist with determining components that may need to be repaired or replaced.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Click the logo that matches your Fun Center for more information:
Make sure the circuit board is properly connected to the Wii.
1. Power OFF the Wii.
2. Make sure the multi-colored controller dongle cable set is connected to the circuit board and the Wii. Reconnect any component that has become disconnected. If you need help with this process, please contact us.
3. Inspect the controller dongle cable set for damage. If it's damaged it will need to be replaced. Please contact us.
4. If the controller dongle cable set cannot be connected to the Wii because its connector on the Wii has broken, the Wii will need to be repaired. Please contact us.
Please contact us to request an update for your games.
The GamePad is powered via its tether cable, through the controller hub, the controller PCB and its AC adapter; it does not have a battery. When functioning properly, the battery light on the GamePad will turn blue when initially powered on, and then the light will turn off.
If a GamePad displays an orange or red battery light, this may seem like the battery needs to be recharged. Since the GamePad does not have a battery, this is actually an indication that the circuit board governing its power is not sending appropriate power to the GamePad.
Both of these scenarios will require replacing the circuit board to resolve the issue.
The Wii U console in your Fun Center unit is set up with a Nintendo Network ID (NNID). All of the games currently on your console are registered to this NNID. The NNID is protected by a password.
The password is being provided in the event that the NNID is not set as the default account or the password is no longer saved.
Nintendo strongly recommends that you do not provide this password to Fun Center unit users. If a user obtains this password, they could inadvertently make changes to the NNID account, which will render the Fun Center unit unable to operate as intended.
NNID Password: "funcenter14"
Parental Controls settings are in place to prevent users from altering data on the console or accessing inappropriate content. These settings restrict the following:
Nintendo strongly recommends that access to Parental Controls be restricted to healthcare facility personnel only. The PIN code is being provided so your facility can purchase new games from Nintendo eShop as well as manage data and System Settings.
Parental Control PIN: 1114
If there is a game you no longer want available on the Fun Center, there is a process to delete the game. The game license is still registered to your console, so it can always be downloaded again for free.
Note: You will need to be connected to the Internet, see section 2.6 in the Fun Center Operation Manual.
We hid Mii Maker in the Misc folder to keep it out of view for the typical user. It allows the user to create a Mii Character and give it any name; sometimes a mischievous child might name it something inappropriate. This may create a poor experience for another user, so it is best to delete these characters when you find them.
Note: The Mii Character "Starry" was created by Nintendo to link to the User Profile. There must always be a Mii Character assigned to the User Profile, so you will not be able to delete all Mii Characters.
The Parental Controls unfortunately don’t block complete access to the system settings. If a curious child found the system settings and had fun browsing around, they could potentially change the language on the console.
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