The Wii U is a video game console paired with a handheld device made by Nintendo that allows users to play games on the GamePad. Repairing the console is straightforward as the device is very modular.

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wii u ac power cable damaged and copper showing,can this be fixed?

the ac power cable to our wii u console (not the game pad) is torn near the box with copper showing .can we fix this or use duct tape?

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The Wii U is powered by an external AC adapter, aka "power brick".

This power brick has two leads. The input lead goes into the AC socket on the wall, the output lead goes into the Wii unit.

If the input lead is damaged, the power brick must be discarded and replaced. A DIY repair of an AC power lead is probably unsafe, and might cause fire or electric shock.

If the output lead is damaged, it may be repaired but only if the damage is slight e.g. if the lead is chafed a bit. Such damage can be repaired with some electrical tape (PVC insulating tape). Duct tape is not suitable.

If the output lead is badly nicked, replacing the power brick is preferable, unless you have the skill and the tools to repair it properly. This involves removing the damaged section and splicing the lead back together.

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