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How To: Set Up Your Nintendo Wii

Welcome to How To! A weekly segment that aims to help the not-so-tech-savvy learn the ins and outs of their new gadgets. This week we show you How To: Set Up Your Nintendo Wii.

1) Position Your Nintendo Wii:

The Nintendo Wii can be placed in a vertical or horizontal position — I prefer horizontal. Make sure where you place it, your console will have sufficient space so it stays cool and doesn’t overheat. So don’t place your Nintendo Wii inside a small entertainment center — otherwise, it will overheat.

2) Connect Display & Power Adapters:

The Nintendo Wii is the only, current gen console that doesn’t come HDMI ready, instead it uses the standard composite cable.

Grab the standard composite cable, plug it into the required port on the back of your Nintendo Wii, then connect the opposite side to your TV. Simple. Now, grab your power adapter, connect it to your Nintendo Wii, and connect the opposite side into your power outlet.

3) Connecting The Wii Sensor Bar:

Now, grab the Wii sensor bar — a long, thin bar with a long, thin wire, and plug it into the required port on the back of your Nintendo Wii. Now, the sensor bar can either be placed above or below your TV. It’s a matter of personal preference, so you can choose yourself.

4) Powering On:

The last step is the easiest. Just point the Wiimote at the TV and press any button. Now, just follow the on-screen instructions and enjoy your new gaming console!


I hope this little ‘How To!’ helps out a few of the not-so-tech-savvy people out there, as we all know it can be pain to set something up when you have no clue how. Stay tuned next week when we will have another How To!

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