After installing the latest 4.2 firmware for their Nintendo Wiis, many users found to their dismay that their console had stopped functioning. Designed to combat piracy and disable modded Wiis, firmware 4.2 also had the nasty side effect of bricking some people’s consoles that were legitimate and had never been modded.
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After an initial batch of complaints in the US, Nintendo was quick to offer free repairs to all consumers involved. With their $50 price cut earlier this week, it is in Nintendo’s best interests to keep the consumers happy and to avoid negative publicity after all.
A fresh batch of complaints in the UK has spurred Nintendo to also offer all users in the UK with problems a free repair. For those of you who have suffered from the firmware malfunction in the US and UK, simply contact Nintendo via phone or email for further details.