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Operations Manual1
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games and related products.
Please carefully read this Operations Manual before setup or use of the Wii U™ system. If you
have problems or questions after reading all of the instructions, please visit our customer service
area at support.nintendo.com or call 1-800-255-3700. Also, additional pre-installed electronic
manuals are available for the Wii U system and software applications from the HOME Menu, as
described on the next page.
Product recycling information:
Visit recycle.nintendo.com
Patents issued and pending both domestically and internationally. Visit patents.nintendo.com for
list of patent numbers.
This product only plays Wii and Wii U Game Discs manufactured for use in the Americas.
This Wii U console is for use only in the Americas.
NOTE: This product does not contain latex. This product complies with applicable laws barring the use of toxic materials
such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, or PBDE in consumer products.
and AOSS™ are the trademarks of BUFFALO INC.
The Wi-Fi Protected Setup icon is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.
Types of Manuals
Printed manuals
• Wii U Quick Start Guide
This guide covers the basic information for setting up and using your Wii U system.
• Wii U Operations Manual (this manual)
This manual gives the names of each component and describes how to recharge the
controller, configure System Settings, and perform various procedures. It also provides
troubleshooting and support information.
Pre-installed electronic manuals
• Wii U Electronic Manual ( )
This manual describes the Wii U features and gives detailed instructions on how to use the
preinstalled software.
• Wii Menu Electronic Manual
This manual describes the Wii Menu features and gives detailed instructions on how to use
the included software.

Viewing an Electronic Manual
Press on the Wii U™ GamePad to open the HOME Menu, then tap to open the Wii U
Electronic Manual. Press or select the button in the lower right corner of the screen to switch
languages.
• Press while playing a Wii U software title to see the electronic manual for that software.
• Touch at the bottom left of the screen to close the manual and return to the previous
screen you were viewing before opening the HOME Menu.
HOME Menu Electronic Manual Contents
Use the stylus to tap and slide or use the L or R Stick (p. 10) to view the manual.
Viewing pages Selecting items Changing pages
NOTE: Above images are for reference only; the actual screen content may vary.
Wii U System Manuals2 3
Contents
Wii U System Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Types of Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Viewing an Electronic Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Health and Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

System Setup

System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Charging the Wii U GamePad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Charging Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Battery LED Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Charging the Wii U Pro Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Charging Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Battery LED Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Turning the Power On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Options for Turning the Power On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Turning the Power Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Turning Only the Wii U GamePad Screen Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Pairing Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Pairing Procedure for Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Pairing Procedure for the Wii U GamePad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Using Wii Remote Controllers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Installing the Sensor Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Recommended Play Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Using the Wii Remote Jacket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Installing Batteries in the Wii Remote. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Wearing the Wii Remote Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Using the Nunchuk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Disconnecting the Nunchuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

System Configuration

System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Configuring Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
User Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Adding Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Switching Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Internet Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Internet Connection Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Parental Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Restriction Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

System Operations

Transferring System Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Data You Can Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Transfer Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
On-Screen Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Wii U On-Screen Keyboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Input Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Controller Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Calibrating the Touch Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Resetting the L and R Control Sticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Wii U GamePad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Wii U Pro Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Wii U Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Consumer Information

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Warranty and Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Regulations for Equipment Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554 5
Before using the Wii U system read the following impor-
tant health and safety information, and be sure to read
the information in the Health and Safety application
available on the Wii U Menu screen. This application also
contains important usage guidelines for Wii U compo-
nents and accessories.
Important Safety Information
Read the following warnings before setup or use of the Wii U system. If this product will be
used by young children, this manual should be read and explained to them by an adult.
Failing to do so may cause injury. Please carefully review the instructions for the game you
are playing for additional health and safety information.
Throughout this manual, you will see this symbol followed by WARNING or CAUTION, or you
may see the term IMPORTANT. These terms have different levels of meaning as outlined below.
Please read and understand these terms and the information that appears after them before
using your Wii U system.
WARNING: Warns you about incorrect use of this system that could result in serious per-
sonal injury.
CAUTION: Cautions you about incorrect use of this system that could result in personal
injury or damage to the system, components, games, or accessories.
IMPORTANT: Informs you about incorrect use of the system that could result in damage to
the system, components, games, or accessories.
WARNING – SEIZURES
• Some people (about 1 in 4000) may have seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes or
patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV or playing video games, even if they
have never had a seizure before.
• Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic
condition should consult a doctor before playing a video game.
• Parents should watch their children play video games. Stop playing and consult a doctor if you
or your child has any of the following symptoms:
Convulsions Eye or muscle twitching Loss of awareness
Altered vision Involuntary movements Disorientation
To reduce the likelihood of a seizure when playing video games:
1. Sit or stand as far from the screen as possible.
2. Play video games on the smallest available television screen.
3. Do not play if you are tired or need sleep.
4. Play in a well-lit room.
5. Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour.
Health and Safety Information
WARNING – REPETITIVE MOTION INJURIES AND EYESTRAIN
Playing video games can make your muscles, joints, skin or eyes hurt. Follow these instructions
to avoid problems such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, skin irritation or eyestrain:
• Avoid excessive play. Parents should monitor their children for appropriate play.
• Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour, even if you don’t think you need it.
• If your hands, wrists, arms or eyes become tired or sore while playing, or if you feel symptoms
such as tingling, numbness, burning or stiffness, stop and rest for several hours before playing
again.
• If you continue to have any of the above symptoms or other discomfort during or after play,
stop playing and see a doctor.
CAUTION – MOTION SICKNESS
Playing video games can cause motion sickness in some players. If you or your child feels dizzy
or nauseous when playing video games, stop playing and rest. Do not drive or engage in other
demanding activity until you feel better.
WARNING – ELECTRIC SHOCK
To avoid electric shock when you use this system:
• Do not use the Wii U system during a lightning storm. There may be a risk of electric shock
from lightning.
• Use only the AC adapter that comes with your system.
• Do not use the AC adapter if it has damaged, split or broken cords or wires.
• Make sure that the AC adapter cord is fully inserted into the wall outlet or extension cord.
• Always carefully disconnect all plugs by pulling on the plug and not on the cord. Make sure
the Wii U power button is turned OFF before removing the AC adapter cord from an outlet.
WARNING – RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
The Wii U console and accessories, including the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, and Wii
Remote controllers, can emit radio waves that can affect the operation of nearby electronics,
including cardiac pacemakers.
• Do not operate the Wii U console and accessories within 9 inches of a pacemaker.
• If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the Wii U console and
accessories without first consulting your doctor or the manufacturer of your medical device.
CAUTION – LASER DEVICE
The Wii U console is a Class I laser product. Do not attempt to disassemble the Wii U console.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Specifications: Laser Type: Semiconductor laser Laser Wavelength: 405nm, 660nm
Laser Power: Max. 0.6mW, Max. 0.9mW Numeric aperture: 0.85, 0.66
WARNING – BATTERY LEAKAGE
The Wii U GamePad and Wii U Pro Controller contain a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
Leakage of ingredients contained within the battery, or the combustion products of the ingredi-
ents, can cause personal injury as well as damage to your Wii U system. If battery leakage occurs,
avoid contact with skin. If contact occurs, immediately wash thoroughly with soap and water. If
liquid leaking from a battery comes into contact with your eyes, immediately flush thoroughly
with water and see a doctor.
To avoid battery leakage:
• Do not expose battery to excessive physical shock, vibration, or liquids.
• Do not disassemble, attempt to repair, or deform the battery.
• Do not dispose of battery in a fire.
• Do not touch the terminals of the battery or cause a short between the terminals with a metal
object.
• Do not peel or damage the battery label.
Some accessories may use AA batteries. Nintendo recommends high quality alkaline batteries
for best performance and longevity of battery life. If you use rechargeable nickel metal hydride
(NiMH) batteries, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for safety and proper usage.
Leakage of battery fluid can cause personal injury as well as damage to your system and acces –
sories. If battery leakage occurs, thoroughly wash the affected skin and clothes. Keep battery
fluid away from your eyes and mouth. Leaking batteries may make popping sounds.
To avoid battery leakage:
• Do not mix used and new batteries (replace all batteries at the same time).
• Do not mix different brands of batteries.
• Nintendo recommends alkaline batteries. Do not use Lithium ion, nickel cadmium (NiCd), or
carbon zinc batteries.
• Do not leave batteries in the remote for long periods of non-use.
• Do not recharge alkaline or non-rechargeable batteries.
• Do not put the batteries in backwards. Make sure that the positive (+) and negative (-) ends
are facing in the correct directions. Insert the negative end first. When removing batteries,
remove the positive end first.
• Do not use damaged, deformed or leaking batteries.
• Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.
The Wii U console contains a lithium coin cell battery. Contains perchlorate material – spe-
cial handling may apply. For more information visit www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlo-
rate/. Do not remove the battery from the Wii U console unless it needs to be replaced.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING AC ADAPTERS
Please read and follow the precautions listed below when setting up and using the Wii U system.
Failure to do so may result in damage to your Wii U system or accessories.
• Plug the AC adapter into an easily accessible standard wall outlet near your Wii U system.
• Make sure there is adequate ventilation around the AC adapter and Wii U system, and that any
air vents are unobstructed.
• Do not expose the AC adapter or Wii U system to extremes of heat.
• Do not expose the AC adapter or Wii U system to any type of moisture.
• Do not place objects filled with liquids on or near the AC adapter or Wii U system.
See the bottom of the AC adapter for additional information.System Setup

↓ Half-width spaces are inserted here for use when auto-generating the TOC
System Components � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 8
Charging the Wii U GamePad � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18
Charging Options � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 18
Battery LED Status � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 19
Charging the Wii U Pro Controller� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20
Charging Procedure � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 20
Battery LED Status � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 21
Turning the Power On/Off� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 22
Options for Turning the Power On � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 22
Turning the Power Off � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 23
Turning Only the Wii U GamePad Screen Off � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 23
Pairing Controllers � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 24
Pairing Procedure for Controllers � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 24
Pairing Procedure for the Wii U GamePad � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 24
Using Wii Remote Controllers � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 25
Installing the Sensor Bar� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 25
Recommended Play Environment � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 26
Using the Wii Remote Jacket� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
Installing Batteries in the Wii Remote � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 27
Wearing the Wii Remote Wrist Strap � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 28
Using the Nunchuk � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 29
Disconnecting the Nunchuk� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 309 8
System Components
System Components
System Components
Wii U Console
Front View (showing the slot cover open)
Right side view
Back View
POWER Button
Press to turn the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad on or off� Power LED
Indicates the status of the console (p� 22)� (Blue): Power is on
(Red): Power is off
EJECT Button
Press this button to eject discs�
Disc LED
Lights up when a disc is inserted into the console� Disc Slot
For inserting a Wii U or Wii Game Disc� SYNC Button
Press this to pair (synchronize) the Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller (sold separately), or
Wii Remote™ Plus controller (sold separately) with the console (p� 24)� SD Card Slot
For inserting SD Cards (sold separately), see the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), Using SD
Cards� USB Ports
For connecting USB devices (sold separately; devices may be marked with ; see the
Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), Using USB Devices)� Battery Cover
A coin cell battery (CR2032) is included� • See the Battery Leakage warning in Health and Safety Information (p� 4) for important
information about this battery� • Do not remove the battery from the Wii U console unless it needs to be replaced� Air Intake
AC Adapter Connector
AV Multi Out Connector
Sensor Bar Connector
HDMI™ Port
Air Vent10 11
System Components
System Components
Wii U™ GamePad
Front View
TV Control Button
Press to switch to the TV Remote Features screen� Allows input to your TV, DVD recorder, or
cable or satellite TV tuner (p� 22)� Battery LED
Indicates charging status and remaining battery life (p� 19)� HOME Button
Displays the HOME Menu, where you can configure the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote
controllers or view pre-installed electronic manuals� See the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), on
the HOME Menu� Microphone
Touch Screen
NFC (near-field communication) location
Built-in NFC feature allows the system to read or write to an enabled card or other device�
This works with Wii U software exclusively designed to use this feature (see game packag-
ing for compatibility information)� Using the Touch Screen
You can use the stylus or your fingertip to
lightly tap or touch the screen� • If the Touch Screen does not seem to respond correctly to stylus input, you can calibrate
it on the GamePad from System Settings on the Wii U Menu� If you are unable to operate
the Wii U Menu properly using the Touch Screen, use the +Control Pad and � You can touch the screen and lightly slide
the tip across the surface� Using the Wii U GamePad with a stand or cradle
Place the Wii U GamePad stand or Wii U GamePad cradle (both
included in the Deluxe Set only) on a flat, horizontal surface, and
place the Wii U GamePad on the stand or cradle horizontally� • Do not place the Wii U GamePad vertically� • When using the Touch Screen or buttons, hold the Wii U
GamePad in your hands (not the stand or cradle)� L Stick
• Can also function as a button when pressed� +Control Pad
Sensor Bar
Works with a Wii Remote controller (sold separately) when used to interact with the Wii U
GamePad (this feature works with compatible software only)�
Camera
A/B/X/Y Buttons
R Stick
• Can also function as a button when pressed� + Button/START
– Button/SELECT
Speakers
POWER Button
Press to turn the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad on or off (p� 22)�12 13
System Components
System Components
Top View
Back View
Bottom View
L & ZL Buttons
R & ZR Buttons
Stylus Holder
• Always replace the stylus in the stylus holder when not in use� Volume
Slide to adjust the volume level of the Wii U GamePad speakers� Infrared Transceiver
Sends and receives information when using infrared communication� Audio Jack
For connection of stereo headphones (sold separately)� • If headphones are connected, no sound will play through the speakers� AC Adapter Connector
For connecting the Wii U GamePad AC adapter (p� 18)� GamePad Support
Hand Grips
Battery Cover
You can remove the cover if you need to replace the rechargeable battery (p� 42)� • Do not remove the cover unless you need to replace the battery or check battery
installation� SYNC Button
Press this to pair the Wii U GamePad with the console (p� 24)� Charging Terminals
These contact the terminals on the cradle when charging� Accessory Connector
For connecting external accessories to the Wii U GamePad�14 15
System Components
System Components
Wii Remote™ Plus Controller (optional accessory)
The Wii Remote Plus Controller is sold separately. This controller only works with Wii
software, as well as Wii U software that supports Wii Remote gameplay (see game packaging
for compatibility information)� This controller can be used with the Wii Menu feature of your
console� Front and Back View
+ Button
Speaker
1 Button
2 Button
Player LEDs
Indicates the player number assigned to the controller currently in use� B Button
Wii Remote Wrist Strap
Strap Lock
SYNC Button
Press this to pair (synchronize) the Wii Remote Plus with the console (see illustration below)� Wrist Strap Attachment
External Extension Connector
Allows connection of external accessories such as the Nunchuk™� Wrist Strap Cord
Using the SYNC Button
Some Wii Remote models require you
to remove the battery cover to press
the SYNC Button� Recalibrating the Wii Remote Plus
If the cursor on the TV screen moves even if the Wii Remote Plus is not being moved, or
moves differently than when the Wii Remote Plus is moved, the remote may need to be
recalibrated due to the following:
• Changing batteries in the Wii Remote Plus during gameplay� • Moving the Wii Remote Plus from a cold environment into a warm environment� To recalibrate the Wii Remote Plus, place it on a flat horizontal surface with the buttons
facing down� Wait for a few seconds and check the operation� Also, review the instruction
manual for the game you are playing for more information� NOTE: This procedure must be done during gameplay� Pointer Lens
POWER Button
Press to turn the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad on or off� +Control Pad
A Button
— Button
HOME Button
Displays the HOME Menu, where you can configure the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote
controllers or view pre-installed electronic manuals� See the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), on
the HOME Menu� This view shows the battery
cover removed�16 17
System Components
System Components
Wii U™™ Pro Controller (optional accessory)
The Wii U Pro Controller is sold separately. This controller only works with Wii U software
that supports Wii U Pro Controller gameplay (see game packaging for compatibility informa-
tion)� This controller can be used with the Wii U Menu and for Wii U system operations� Front View
Back View
L Stick
• Can also function as a button when pressed� L & ZL Buttons
USB Port
Connects to the USB cable for charging the controller (p� 20)� Battery LED
Indicates charging status and remaining battery life (p� 21)� R & ZR Buttons
R Stick
• Can also function as a button when pressed�
– Button/SELECT
HOME Button
Displays the HOME Menu, where you can configure or check the battery life of the Wii U
Pro Controller or view pre-installed electronic manuals� See the Wii U Electronic Manual
( ), on the HOME Menu� + Button/START
A/B/X/Y Buttons
Player LEDs
Indicates the player number assigned to the controller currently in use� POWER Button
Press to turn the Wii U console and Wii U GamePad on or off (p� 22)� +Control Pad
Battery Cover
You can remove the cover if you need to replace the rechargeable battery (p� 42)� • Do not remove the cover unless you need to replace the battery or check battery
installation� SYNC Button
Press this to pair the Wii U Pro Controller with the console (p� 24)� RESET Button
See the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), Troubleshooting, “The Wii U Pro Controller does not
respond,” for more information�18 19
Charging the Wii U GamePad
Charging the Wii U GamePad
Charging the Wii U GamePad
The Wii U GamePad can be charged with either the AC
adapter or with the AC adapter and Wii U GamePad
cradle (included in the Deluxe Set only)� See the illustra-
tions below for connection details� The battery LED will light orange when the battery is
charging and turn off when charging is complete� • Optimal charging temperature is between 50°-95°F
(10°-35°C)� • Be sure to fully charge the battery before use for the first time, or if the system has not been
used for a long time� • If you play a game while charging, the battery LED may not always turn off once charging has
completed� Charging Options
Using the AC Adapter
When charging is complete, first unplug the AC adapter from the outlet, then unplug it from the
GamePad by pulling the AC plug straight out from the controller� Using the AC Adapter and Wii U GamePad Cradle (Deluxe Set only)
• Place the cradle on a flat, stable surface during use� IMPORTANT:
• The Wii U GamePad AC adapter, Model No� WUP-011(USA), is only for use with the Wii U
GamePad or cradle� It is not compatible with any other Nintendo product� Do not use the AC
adapter with voltage transformers, dimmer switches, or any other equipment� It is only for use
in a standard household AC outlet�
• Be sure the AC adapter connector plug is facing in the correct direction before inserting it into
the AC adapter connector on the controller� • Insert the AC adapter connector plug straight all the way into the AC adapter connector� • When disconnecting any plugs from the controller, charging cradle, or wall outlet, carefully
pull by the plug itself rather than by the cord� Estimated Charging Time and Battery Life

Charging Time: approx� 2�5 hours
Charging time will vary depending on how the system is being used and how much
charge is left in the battery� •
Battery Life: approx� 3–5 hours
Actual battery life depends on the screen brightness, the features used (such as the camera
or microphone), wireless communication use, ambient temperature, and other factors� • The screen brightness is set to 4 by the manufacturer� You can change the screen
brightness from the HOME Menu in Controller Settings� Power-Saving Mode
Power-saving mode increases battery life by automatically adjusting screen brightness and
color based on what is being displayed at the time� You can enable power-saving mode
from the HOME Menu in Controller Settings, Wii U GamePad� Battery LED Status
The color and status of the LED changes depending on the remaining battery charge� • If you run out of battery life while playing a game, you will not be able to use the Wii U
GamePad� If the battery LED turns red, charge the Wii U GamePad.
Full charge
Low
Very low Remaining battery life
Battery LED status
(Steady
red)
(Off) (Blinking
red)20 21
Charging the Wii U Pro Controller
Charging the Wii U Pro Controller
Charging the Wii U Pro Controller
The Wii U Pro Controller is a dedicated wireless
controller for the Wii U system� This accessory is sold
separately.
The battery LED will light orange when the battery is
charging and turn off when charging is complete� • Be sure to fully charge the battery before use for the
first time, or if the system has not been used for a
long time� • The Wii U console must be turned on to charge the
controller
• Optimal charging temperature is between 50°-95°F (10°-35°C)� • Before use with the Wii U system, wireless controllers must be charged and paired with the
console (p� 24)� Charging Procedure
Connect the Wii U Pro Controller USB cable, included with the Wii U Pro Controller, as shown
below� Make sure all plugs are inserted straight all the way into the connectors� Estimated Charging Time and Battery Life

Charging Time: approx� 4�5 hours
Charging time will vary depending on how the system is being used and how much
charge is left in the battery� •
Battery Life: approx� 80 hours
Actual battery life depends on the features used, such as the rumble feature or wireless
communication use, ambient temperature, and other factors� Battery LED Status
The color and status of the LED changes depending on the remaining battery charge� • If you run out of battery life while playing a game, you will not be able to use the controller�
If the battery LED turns red, charge the Wii U Pro Controller.
Full charge
Low
Very low
Remaining battery life
Battery LED status
(Steady red) (Off) (Blinking red)22 23
Turning the Power On/Off
Turning the Power On/Off
Turning the Power On/Off
You can turn the power on and off using either the Wii U console or the Wii U GamePad� Make
sure the included Wii U GamePad has been paired with the console before use (p� 24).
Options for Turning the Power On
Using (POWER Button) on Controller Accessories
Press on the Wii U GamePad, the Wii U Pro Controller,
or on Wii Remote controllers to turn the power on and
display the Wii U GamePad screen� Using (TV Control Button) on the Wii U GamePad
Press on the GamePad to display the TV Remote Features Screen� Tap Play Wii U� • The TV Remote feature allows you to control the TV using the GamePad� See the Wii U Elec-
tronic Manual ( ), TV Remote� Using (POWER Button) on the Wii U Console
Press on the Wii U console to turn it on and display
the Wii U GamePad screen� User Selection Screen
After you turn the power on, the user-selection screen appears� After a user is selected, the
Wii U Menu will be displayed on the Wii U GamePad screen� Turning the Power Off
Press and hold the POWER Button on the console or controller for at least one second�
The Wii U console will turn off, the power LED will turn from blue to red, and the GamePad
screen will turn off� • The power LED does not turn off when the console turns off unless the console is unplugged
from the wall outlet� • You cannot turn off the power using the GamePad if you are using the Wii Menu or a Wii
Game Disc� Automatic Power Off Feature
The Wii U console can be set to automatically turn off if it is unused for a certain amount of
time� You can configure this feature in System Settings on the Wii U Menu, Automatic
Power Off� • This feature has been set by the manufacturer to turn off the system after one hour� Turning Only the Wii U GamePad Screen Off
If you are not using the GamePad screen, you can temporarily turn it off to save battery life� To
turn off the screen, go to the HOME Menu and tap Controller Settings�25 24
Using Wii Remote Controllers
Pairing Controllers
Pairing Controllers Using Wii Remote Controllers
Before using a Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, or Wii Remote controllers, they must first be
paired with the Wii U console� After pairing, you will be able to turn the console power on and
off by pressing on the controller� See the information at the bottom of the page for specific
information on pairing a Wii U GamePad� • If you will be using Wii Remote controllers, you must first install the included sensor bar (p� 25)�
Some software titles do not require a Sensor bar� • A controller must always be paired to the console you wish to use it with� If a controller has
been paired to a different console, it will need to be paired again to any new console you wish
to use it with� • For the Wii Balance Board™, please see the instruction manual included with compatible
software for pairing instructions� Pairing Procedure for Controllers
To pair a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or other
compatible accessory, first open the Wii U Menu, then
press SYNC on the front of the Wii U console� Follow the on-screen instructions and press SYNC on the
controller to finish the pairing procedure� You can pair up to 10 controllers with the console� If you
pair additional controllers, the oldest controller pairing
data is deleted and replaced by the newest data� The Player LED on the controller will light up when
pairing is complete� The Player LED indicates the
player number of the controller currently in use� 1P 2P 3P 4P
Player LEDs on a Wii Remote
Pairing Procedure for the Wii U GamePad
To pair a Wii U GamePad, first open the Wii U Menu�
Press SYNC on the front of the Wii U console TWICE,
then press SYNC on the Wii U GamePad� Follow the on-screen instructions, entering the graphic
symbols as described� IMPORTANT: Before using Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus controllers, be sure to review
Health and Safety Information on the Wii U Menu.
To use software that is compatible with Wii Remote controllers, you must first install the included
sensor bar as described below� (Some software titles do not require a sensor bar�)
Installing the Sensor Bar
Connect the sensor bar to the Wii U
console� NOTE: If you already have a sensor bar installed for
a Wii console, you can switch it to the Wii U console,
rather than installing an additional one� Remove the protective film from the
foam pads on the bottom of the
sensor bar� Place the sensor bar above or below the TV screen� See sensor bar Placement Guidelines on the next page for reference� If you place your sensor bar under the TV screen:
On the Wii U Menu in System Settings, select Wii Remote and Sensor Bar, Set Sensor Bar
Position, and set the position of the sensor bar to Below the TV� (This is necessary for
proper operation of the Wii Remote controllers�)27 26
Using Wii Remote Controllers
Using Wii Remote Controllers
Using the Wii Remote Jacket
• Be sure that the Wii Remote Jacket is installed prior to gameplay to reduce the risk of harm to
the remote, surrounding objects, or people� It might be necessary to remove the Wii Remote Jacket – for example, to replace the batteries in
the Wii Remote controller� If you do remove the Wii Remote Jacket, be sure to put it back on
before further play� Installing Batteries in the Wii Remote
Pull the jacket from the base of
the controller and pull the wrist
strap out� Pull the jacket up to expose the entire
battery door and remove the door� Insert the batteries, negative (-) end
first� When removing batteries, remove
the positive (+) end first� Replace the battery door and pull the
wrist strap back through the hole in the
bottom of the jacket� Pull the jacket
back over the base of the controller� Sensor Bar Placement Guidelines
Center the sensor bar with the
TV screen, facing straight ahead� • Do not place the sensor bar over air
vents on the TV� Place the sensor bar to slightly
overhang the front surface of
the TV screen� Place the sensor bar on the
same surface as the TV� Recommended Play Environment
For the best results when using the Wii Remote controller:
• The front of the sensor bar should be directly in front
of you and clearly visible
• Avoid blocking the signal between the remote and the
console or sensor bar
• Sit (or stand) directly in front of the TV, between 3 and
10 feet (1-3m) away
• Avoid bright light sources behind or near the TV
If the Wii Remote is not operating properly, see Wii
Remote and Sensor Bar in System Settings on the Wii U
Menu to make adjustments, or review “Wii Remote
Controllers” in Troubleshooting (p� 53)�29 28
Using Wii Remote Controllers
Using Wii Remote Controllers
Using the Nunchuk
(The Nunchuk is an optional accessory for the Wii Remote, sold separately�)
IMPORTANT: Before using the Nunchuk™ accessory, be
sure to review Health and Safety Information on the
Wii U Menu.
• The Nunchuk can only be used with a Wii Remote control-
ler and with games that include compatible features�
Review the instructions for the game you are playing for
more information� Be sure to install the Nunchuk as described� Use the connector hook on the Nunchuk plug with
the wrist strap cord to prevent the Nunchuk plug from becoming separated from the external
extension connector on the remote and striking objects or people� Feed the cord on the wrist strap
through the connector hook on the
Nunchuk plug, as shown� Insert the Nunchuk plug into the
connector on the bottom of the
remote until it snaps into place� If you completely remove the jacket,
replace it by inserting the controller
as shown – pushing it all the way
into the top of the jacket� • Be sure to thread the wrist strap back
through the hole in the bottom of the
jacket, as shown in step 4� Insert the connector cover into the
external extension connector on the
bottom of the controller� Wearing the Wii Remote Wrist Strap
Open the lever on the strap lock and place your hand through the
wrist strap� Hold the remote firmly during use� Slide the strap lock up so that the strap will not fall off your wrist�
Close the lever to hold the lock in place�30
Using Wii Remote Controllers
Open the lever on the strap lock and place your hand through the
wrist strap� Slide the strap lock up so that the strap will not fall off
your wrist� Close the lever to hold the lock in place� Hold the Wii
Remote controller firmly during use� Disconnecting the Nunchuk
Press the lock/release levers on the sides of the
Nunchuk plug as shown� Pull the plug straight out
of the connector on the bottom of the controller�System Configuration
System Settings                                 32
Configuring Settings                                            32
User Settings                                    33
Adding Users                                                  33
Switching Users                                                33
Internet Settings                                 34
Internet Connection Requirements                               34
Parental Controls                                36
Restriction Options                                             36

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System Settings
User Settings
User Settings
On the Wii U system, game save data, gameplay times, and other player information can be
saved and managed for each person using the system If more than one person will be using the Wii U system, see the information below for adding
multiple users or switching users Adding Users
To add a user, tap New User on the user-selection screen
that appears after turning on the Wii U console, then
follow the on-screen instructions To use network-based services or features, you must first
configure various settings, including those for your
Internet connection See the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ),
User Settings, for additional information • You can have a maximum of 12 users on a single Wii U console • You can also add a user by touching the Mii™ character in the upper-left corner of the
Wii U Menu Switching Users
You can display the user-selection screen by touching the Mii character in the upper-left corner
of the Wii U Menu Touch a Mii character to switch to that user Touch User Settings to change the Mii character used for a particular user, or to delete a user System Settings
In System Settings, you can configure many of the
features of your Wii U system, including connecting to the
Internet or managing data, or you can view information
such as the system version of the Wii U console • System settings apply to all users You cannot set up
different settings for each user Configuring Settings
See the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), System Settings, for more information on the settings that
you can configure Settings category
Tap to configure options for this category  List of settings options within a category
Icon list of settings categories
Tap an icon to select a category, or scroll
between pages by sliding the stylus or
tapping the page scroll arrow System version of console
Descriptions of Settings
The TV screen will display information about configuring the
specific setting during the process Use the R Stick on the Wii U GamePad to scroll through the infor-
mation on the TV screen34 34 35
Internet Settings
Internet Settings
Connect to the Internet to download software not
available in stores and play online with people around
the world Internet Connection Requirements
What you will need depends on your household environment Do you have a high-speed broadband
Internet connection, such as cable or
DSL?
Yes
No
Do you have a wireless network environ-
ment (a wireless LAN access point)?
Set up a broadband Internet connection
environment (see next page) Yes
No
Does your wireless LAN access point
support the 80211n, 80211g, or
80211b standards?
Install a Wii LAN Adapter [RVL-015] (see
next page) Yes
No
Configure your Internet connection
settings under Internet in System
Settings on the Wii U Menu Install an access point that supports the
80211n, 80211g, or 80211b standards
(see next page) Internet Settings
Broadband Internet Environment
There may be several options to get a broadband connection to your home Cable, DSL, and
optical-fiber networks are among the most common Check with your local broadband providers
for more information Communication Device (Wired or Wireless)
You will need one of the following Wii LAN Adapter (sold separately)
This connects to the Internet using a cable connection See the LAN adapter
manual for information on how to connect the LAN adapter Wireless LAN Access Point (sold separately)
Use an access point that supports the 80211n, 80211g, or 80211b stan –
dard to connect to the Internet wirelessly Setup can be simplified if you use an access point that includes one of the
following features:
• If you are using a bridge modem that does not include any router functionality, you will also
need a separate broadband router • Visit supportnintendo com for a list of wireless access points (routers) confirmed to work with
the Wii U console You cannot use access points that only support the 80211a standard When your network environment is ready Configure your connection settings in System Settings, Internet, on the Wii U Menu AOSS™ Wi-Fi Protected Setup™36 36
Parental Controls
Parental Controls
Parental Controls can limit the download and use of
certain content on the Wii U system Parental Controls
can also limit the use of certain Wii U system features • When Parental Controls are enabled, some System
Settings, such as Internet Settings, System Transfer,
and Format System Memory, cannot be accessed You
will need to enter the PIN to access these features IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian should configure the Parental Controls settings.
PIN for Identification
Make sure to not forget the PIN and answer to the secret
question that you create when setting Parental Controls If you
do forget these, tap “I Forgot” in the upper right corner of the
screen and follow the instructions displayed Restriction Options
See the Wii U Electronic Manual ( ), Parental Controls, for more information IMPORTANT: Restriction options are dependent on the availability of system features. A
System Update may be required for a complete list of options.
Game Rating Restricts all usage (as well as purchase through Nintendo
eShop) of software exceeding the selected rating Online Interaction in Games Restricts online features and exchange of content through
games Internet Browser Restricts the use of the Internet browser Wii U Shopping Services Restricts the use of credit cards or the purchase of software
through services such as Nintendo eShop Miiverse Restricts users from viewing or posting content on Miiverse Friend Registration Prevents the registration of additional friends Entertainment Excluding Games Restricts the viewing of video content, both streaming and
stored on physical media such as discs This setting may also
restrict software with video-playback functions Data Management Restricts the deletion or moving of software or save data using
Data Management
Internet Settings Restricts the addition, modification, or deletion of Internet
settings
• Some features, such as Adding Users (p 33) and Format System Memory, are restricted
automatically
• The Wii U Menu and the Wii Menu have different restriction optionsSystem Operations
Transferring System Data � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 38
Data You Can Transfer                                        38
Transfer Procedure                                           39
On-Screen Keyboard � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 40
Wii U On-Screen Keyboard                                    40
Input Modes                                                 40
Controller Calibration � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 41
Calibrating the Touch Screen                                  41
Resetting the L and R Control Sticks                            41
Battery Replacement � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 42
Wii U GamePad                                              42
Wii U Pro Controller                                          44
Wii U Console                                               46

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Transferring System Data
Transferring System Data
You can transfer software, saved game data, and other
data from your Wii console to your Wii U console In addition to the Wii U system, you will need the
following items before transferring:

An operational Wii system and two Wii Remote
controllers—one paired with the Wii console and one
paired with the Wii U console (p� 24) •
An SD or SDHC Memory Card (with at least 512 MB of
free space)

A broadband Internet connection (both systems must be connected to the Internet)
• See the Wii Operations Manual – Channels & Settings for details on Internet connections
for the Wii console IMPORTANT: Transferred data is permanently deleted from the Wii console. Once you have
transferred data to the Wii U console, it cannot be transferred back to a Wii console. Data
cannot be transferred from your Wii U console to a Wii console.
Data You Can Transfer
You can transfer the following data only All data that can be transferred will be transferred at
one time, so you are unable to select which data to transfer
Visit support.nintendo.com/wiiu/transferdata for more information Wii Software

Wii Software Save Data
1

WiiWare and Save Data
1, 2

Virtual Console titles and Save Data
1, 2

Add-on Content
Wii Shop
Channel

Wii Points
3

Wii Shop Channel Account Activity
Other

Mii Characters
4
1
When transferring save data on an SD Card, transfer data after returning it to the Wii console 2
Preinstalled software cannot be transferred Visit supportnintendo com for more information 3
Any Wii Points you have purchased will be added to the balance in the Wii Shop Channel, accessed from the
Wii Menu application on the Wii U console Transfer is not possible if the combined point total would exceed 10,000
Wii Points 4
Mii characters are moved to the Mii Channel, accessed from the Wii Menu application on the Wii U console When Deleting Software or Moving to an SD Card from a Wii U console
If you delete software purchased from the Wii Shop Channel, or move it to an SD Card, the
software will appear in the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii Menu of Wii U You can download
it again from the Wii Shop Channel at no cost 39
Transfer Procedure
IMPORTANT: To avoid loss of data or damage to your
system or components, do not remove the SD Card,
turn off the console, or unplug the AC adapter during
the transfer process.
Both systems must be connected to a TV If both systems
are connected to the same TV, you will need to switch
between the two systems as you go through the transfer
steps There are two ways this can be done:
• Use the input select of the TV to switch between the two systems; or
• Plug the standard AV cable that came with your Wii console into your TV and swap the cable
between the two systems during the transfer process   (Swap the cables at the same time you
are swapping the SD Card)
See the illustration below for the transfer procedure and follow the on-screen instructions Use
the Wii Remote controller for navigating the screen and making selections 1 Insert the SD Card into the Wii U console 2 On the Wii U system, start the Wii Menu
application and select Wii System
Transfer.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions
4 Remove the SD Card from the Wii U
console and insert the same SD Card into
the Wii console 1 With the SD Card inserted in the Wii
console, open Wii Shop Channel and
download the transfer application 2 After the download is complete, select
the transfer application to begin retriev-
ing the data 3 When the data transfer is complete,
remove the SD Card from the Wii console
and insert it into the Wii U console
NOTE: The data you are able to transfer is
saved to the SD Card that was used with
the Wii U console 1 To begin transferring data, insert the SD
Card into the Wii U console 2 Confirm the message and select Transfer  3 The data on the SD Card is saved on to
the Wii U console and deleted from the
SD Card Transferring System Data40
On-Screen Keyboard
On-Screen Keyboard
You can use the on-screen keyboard when you need to enter text
Wii U On-Screen Keyboard
Tap the keys on the keyboard to enter text or to switch input modes (PC-style keyboard shown) Shows the input text Shows predicted word suggestions as you
enter text Tap to display additional word
options Delete the last character before the cursor Enter a new line (return) Tap OK when you are finished entering text Enter a space Tap the letters to input them Switch the character set based on language, or to other
special character sets Input Modes
There are three input modes (all modes may not be available in some software titles) PC style A keyboard with the same alphabetic layout as a computer Numbers and
accented
characters
A keyboard with numbers, letters with accents, and a few symbols Special
symbols
A keyboard with various symbols 41
Controller Calibration
Use the following instructions to recalibrate the Touch Screen or reset the L and R control sticks if
they do not seem to be operating correctly Calibrating the Touch Screen
Open the Wii U Menu and select System Settings Select the option for calibrating the Wii U
GamePad Touch Screen and follow the on-screen instructions If you are unable to use the Touch
Screen properly, use the +Control Pad and  Resetting the L and R Control Sticks
The neutral position of the control sticks can be incorrectly set if you move them during the
following actions:
• turning the console on
• launching software
• quitting software and returning to the
Wii U Menu
This can cause erratic gameplay control or cause
objects on the screen to move when you are not
using the controller Reset Procedure
To reset the control sticks, allow them to return to a neutral untouched position and simultane-
ously hold down , , , and for at least three seconds Wii U GamePad L Stick
Controller Calibration42 43
Battery Replacement
Battery Replacement
Rechargeable batteries become worn with repeated charge/discharge cycles, and the amount of
time they can be used when fully charged will decrease gradually over time (after 500 charges,
usage time may be reduced to 70%) If you feel the usage time has dropped off noticeably,
replace the battery IMPORTANT: Batteries should always be replaced by an adult.
Wii U GamePad
Do not use any battery other than the Wii U GamePad Battery, Model No. WUP-012.
A replacement battery can be ordered from the Nintendo website at storenintendo com (USA/
Canada only) or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700 • To avoid damage to the screw or threads, use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the screw
(crosshead style, size 0) • Before replacing the battery, turn the power off and disconnect the AC adapter if it is con-
nected to the controller Press and hold for at least one
second to turn off the power� Loosen the battery cover screws� The battery cover is designed so the screws can
be loosened, but not fully removed Remove the battery cover� Lift the edge of the battery cover slightly and then remove it as shown below Remove the battery� Unplug the connector first, and then remove the battery, as shown below  • When disconnecting the battery cable, pull by the plug, not the cable • Please recycle the used battery (p� 45) Wait at least 10 seconds before inserting the new battery� Make sure the battery is oriented correctly, as shown below • Waiting 10 seconds will allow the power LED to reset correctly Replace the battery cover� After replacing the battery cover, tighten the two screws, being careful not to
overtighten them IMPORTANT: Always be sure to replace the battery cover and tighten the screws
before resuming use.
Battery Replacement44
Battery Replacement
Wii U Pro Controller
Do not use any battery other than the Wii U Pro Controller rechargeable battery,
Model No. CTR-003.
A replacement battery can be ordered from the Nintendo website at storenintendo com (USA/
Canada only) or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-255-3700 • Before replacing the battery, turn the Wii U console power off and disconnect the USB cable if
it is connected to the controller
• To avoid damage to the screw or threads, use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the screw
(crosshead style, size 0) Loosen the screw and remove the battery cover� The battery cover is designed so the screw can be loosened, but not fully removed Remove the battery� Insert the stylus from the Wii U GamePad under the battery, as shown below, and gently
lift the edge, allowing you to remove the battery • Please recycle the used battery (p� 45) Wait at least 10 seconds before inserting the new battery� Make sure the battery is oriented correctly, as
show in the illustration • Waiting 10 seconds will allow the power LED
to reset correctly 45
Replace the battery cover� After replacing the battery cover, tighten the screw, being careful not to overtighten it IMPORTANT: Always be sure to replace the battery cover and tighten the screw
before resuming use.
PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR USED BATTERIES
When disposing of a rechargeable battery, take care to
follow appropriate local guidelines and regulations Cover the terminals with tape before recycling • Do not disassemble, attempt to repair, or deform the
battery pack • Do not dispose of rechargeable batteries in a fire To find a collection site near you, contact your local solid
waste authority or, in the United States, visit:
http://wwwepagov/osw/conserve/materials/battery htm
For more information or for assistance from Nintendo, visit:
recyclenintendo com
Battery for the
Wii U GamePad
Battery for the
Wii U Pro Controller
Battery Replacement46
Battery Replacement
Wii U Console
The Wii U console uses a lithium coin cell battery Contains perchlorate material – special
handling may apply. For more information visit wwwdtsccagov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ • Do not remove the battery from the Wii U console unless it needs to be replaced (if the
console clock stops functioning) • To avoid damage to the screw or threads, use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the screw
(crosshead style, size 0) Make sure that the disc LED is not on� If the disc LED is illuminated, press on the front of the console to eject the
Game Disc Turn the power off and unplug the AC adapter� Make sure the power LED is off, and then unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet Turn the console over, and remove the battery cover� The battery cover is designed so the screw can be loosened, but not fully removed Remove the button cell battery, and
replace the battery cover� Insert a new battery (type CR2032) so that the
+ (positive) side is up, and then replace the
battery cover After replacing the battery cover, tighten the screw,
being careful not to overtighten it IMPORTANT: Always be sure to replace the battery cover and tighten the screw
before resuming use.
Handling Used Button Cell Batteries
• Cover the + (positive) and – (negative) sides with tape • Dispose of following local laws and regulations • For more information visit wwwdtsccagov/hazardouswaste

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