Rear USB Ports.....

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii-U & 3DS' started by TwoJs, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. TwoJs

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    so what is going to be brought out to use these for then, will it pick up my usb data stick to transfer pics/music or anything like that ?
     
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    bump :)
     
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    Apparently you can charge your ipod using it.
     
  4. TwoJs

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    really ?! sounds good, can you plug in a usb keyboard to use opera browser easier tho that would be cool
     
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    Well, the USB to LAN adapter will be one use for the ports (for those who don't have a wireless setup in their home).
     
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    No it doesn't work. Plugging anything that Nintendo doesn't recommend voids the warranty, that includes charging your ipod.

    The only use Nintendo has said they will be for so far is the LAN adaptor out next month.
     
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    :rotfl: Voids the warranty, I think that's far from true.
     
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    It states so in the manual you get with the Wii.... :rolleyes:
     
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    It has been mentioned before that plugging a non-Nintendo USB device in will void a warranty (would be an interesting test case) but I think the bit in the manual may just be a catch all to save Nintendo's bottom should the worst happen.

    Lets face it, it's a serial port at the end of the day, with a bit of power thrown in for good measure.
     
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    How the hell would they know you've plugged something in there?
     
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    Possibly they have some safety circuiy that blows if you put a faulty device in. They could then ask you to send the faulty device too. Perhaps the drivers required to run the usb device identify it has been a none nintendo product. Whatever the theory I'd be astounded if Nintendo ever voided someones warranty over it.
     
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    Well I tried a keyboard on my first Wii before it broke (dreaded error code) and I've since sent it off to Nintendo and received a new one...
     
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    One of my mates had a faulty gamecube console a few years back. He sent it off to be repaired, but happened to send it off with a joytech pad and not the official one. What did nintendo do? Sent it straight back saying he had voided the warranty by using a third party product. So yes nintendo would probably never be able to tell if you put your ipod in the back of it, but i would definitely suggest not to mention it to them!
     
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    If it was by any means possible to damage a Wii by plugging a functioning USB device into it, then the connection type would be non-standard, the same as pretty much every other connection on the Wii. The truth of it is though, there is no way a working USB device is going to damage a Wii, and there is no way Nintendo are ever going to know you used one.

    An Ipod will charge using the USB as it is simply taking the power from the 5v line of the USB connection, this will work for any usb connection regardless of what it is (360, Wii, Mac, usb cigarette charger etc).
     
  15. TwoJs

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    so in theory I can charge my Tom Tom like I do on my imac at the moment ?
     
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    probably. give it a try? ;)
     
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    I plugged the USB lava lamp I got for Christmas in to it, works a treat and looks kinda cool :D if your in to that sort of thing.

    Think I'll add my DS charger to the other one, keeps everything in one place...or a splitter so I can get the Micro in as well ;)
     
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    What about one of those usb rocket launchers? :oops:
     

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