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How do I fix Wii U error code 165-6596?

Published on April 12th, 2022

The Wii U error code 165-6596 is caused by a system update that is not compatible with the Wii U. This can happen if the system is not updated to the latest version, or if the system is trying to update to a version that is not compatible with the Wii U.

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1. Check that the Wii U is properly plugged into the TV

  1. Make sure the Wii U is properly plugged into the TV.
  2. If the Wii U is properly plugged into the TV, check to see if the TV is turned on.
  3. If the TV is turned on, check to see if the Wii U is properly connected to the TV.
  4. If the Wii U is properly connected to the TV, check to see if the power cord is plugged into the Wii U and the TV.
  5. If the power cord is plugged into the Wii U and the TV, check to see if the TV is receiving power from the wall.
  6. If the TV is receiving power from the wall, check to see if the TV is receiving power from the Wii U.
  7. If the TV is receiving power from the Wii U, check to see if the TV is receiving a valid signal from the Wii U.

2. Power cycle the Wii U

  1. Unplug the Wii U power cord from the wall outlet
  2. Wait 10 seconds
  3. Plug the power cord back in to the wall outlet
  4. Power on the Wii U
  5. Once the Wii U has powered on, press and hold the power button for five seconds
  6. Release the power button and wait for the console to power off
  7. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet
  8. Wait 10 seconds
  9. Plug the power cord back in to the wall outlet
  10. Power on the Wii U
  11. Once the Wii U has powered on, press the power button to enter setup
  12. Select the language and region
  13. Select the Wii U system language
  14. Select the date and time
  15. Select the system update
  16. Select Yes to install the system update
  17. The system update will start and the Wii U will power off
  18. Wait 10 minutes
  19. Plug in the power cord to the wall outlet
  20. Press and hold the power button for five seconds
  21. Release the power button and wait for the console to power on
  22. Select the Wii U system language
  23. Select the date and time
  24. Select the system update
  25. The system update will start and the Wii U will power off
  26. Wait 10 minutes
  27. Plug in the power cord to the wall outlet
  28. After the system update has completed, select Yes to restart the Wii U
  29. The Wii U will restart and the system update will be installed

3. If the problem persists, try a different HDMI cable

-If the problem persists, try a different HDMI cable in order to fix Wii U error code 165-6596. -If the problem persists, try a different TV in order to fix Wii U error code 165-6596.

4. If the problem persists, try a different TV

If the problem persists, try a different TV in order to fix Wii U error code 165-6596.

5. If the problem persists, contact Nintendo customer service

If the problem persists, contact Nintendo customer service in order to fix wii u error code 165-6596.