Operations Manual - Starlight Children`s Foundation | Chapter 1 Introduction
Congratulations on your new Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit brought to you by Starlight Children’s Foundation.
For more than 20 years, Starlight has partnered with Nintendo of America to bring the
Starlight Fun Center unit to facilities in the U.S. and Canada. We are proud of this legacy and hope you will enjoy this mobile entertainment unit.
This Fun Center unit contains a TV, a Wii U™ console, a Wii U GamePad, a Wii Remote™ Plus, and a Nunchuk™. It rolls bedside – or almost anywhere – to provide physical therapy activities, distractive entertainment, or just some much-needed play time during a child’s healing process.
The enhanced capabilities of the new Fun Center unit, powered by Nintendo Wii U, offers many new features, including:
• Wii U GamePad—The one-of-a-kind controller only for the Wii U.
• Struggling to see the TV screen from the bedside? Many games and video apps. are playable using just the screen on the Wii U GamePad!
• Is it quiet time? Plug your headphones directly into the Wii U GamePad to enjoy all the excitement without disturbing those around you.
• Variety of Content
• Each Fun Center unit comes with 25 pre-installed games and plenty of hard drive space for additional games.
• Have a favorite game at home? Bring your own game discs and play them on this
Fun Center unit! The Nintendo Wii U can play both Wii U and Wii Game Discs.
• Video-On-Demand. Tired of throwing away damaged DVDs or losing them altogether? Patients can now use their own Netflix, huluPLUS, or amazon instant video accounts to watch movies and shows!
• Simplicity of Service
• Replacing a controller can now be done without opening your Fun Center unit, and it only takes about 5 minutes!
• Is there a game everyone is asking for? Purchase and download popular Wii U titles directly to your Fun Center unit from the Nintendo eShop!
Starlight Fun Center units play an important role in the overall health and well-being of pediatric patients. Nurses, physicians, and child-life specialists report that Fun Center units:
• Engage and entertain children during long hours of treatment or extended stays
• Distract children from stress of illness and painful or complicated medical procedures
• Reduce the need for pain medication
These Fun Center units are sponsored by corporations, foundations, and individuals who believe in and support Starlight’s mission to partner with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Enjoy!
1.2 Support Resources
• Phone: 877.716.8550 (visit website for hours of operation)
• Part orders
• Website: starlight.nintendo.com
• Parts installation and removal videos
• Email: [email protected]
Contact Starlight Children’s Foundation for Fun Center unit sponsorship information or to learn more about other Starlight programs:
• Phone: 310.479.1212
• Website: starlight.org
1.3 Icon Definitions
Electrical warning Alerts the user to the presence of dangerous voltage within
the unit that may be at a sufficient level to constitute a risk of electrical shock.
Warning A procedure that may cause injury if performed incorrectly.
Caution A procedure that cannot be reversed, will impact other areas, or cause damage to equipment.
Note Additional information to consider about the procedures or actions being performed.
1.4 Health and Safety Information
Please read through the following health and safety information to familiarize yourself with all that is involved to safely use and maintain a Fun Center unit.
1.4.1 General Precautions
• Keep these instructions—Keep these safety precautions and operating instructions in a safe place for future reference.
• Heed all warnings—Failure to heed the warnings may result in injury.
• Follow all instructions—Failure to follow all instructions may result in damage to the unit.
• Do not use this unit near water—To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose to rain or moisture. Do not use the unit near water, such as a bathtub, washbasin, kitchen sink, laundry tub, swimming pool, or on a wet floor. Do not expose to dripping or splashing. No objects filled with liquids, such as vases and beverage containers, should be placed on the unit.
• Do not block any ventilation openings—The vents and other openings in the unit and its parts are designed for ventilation. Do not cover or block these vents and openings since insufficient ventilation can cause overheating and/or shorten the life of the unit.
• Do not operate near heat sources—To minimize risk, do not use the unit near a heat source such as a radiator, heat register, stove, or any other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produces heat.
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 symptoms 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:
• Eye or muscle twitching
• Loss of awareness
• Altered vision
• Involuntary movements
To reduce the likelihood of a seizure when playing video games:
• Sit or stand as far from the screen as possible.
• Play video games on the smallest available television screen.
• Do not play if you are tired or need sleep.
• Play in a well-lit room.
• Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour.
Warning – Repetitive Motion
Playing video games can make your muscles, joints, skin, or eyes hurt. Follow these instructions to avoid problems such as tendinitis, eyestrain, skin irritation, or carpal tunnel syndrome:
• 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.
Warning – Do Not Replace Battery in the Console
Do not replace the battery in the Wii U console. If the battery is incorrectly replaced, there can be danger of explosion.
Warning – Oxygen-enriched Environment
There is a risk of fire if the unit or controllers are used in an oxygen-enriched atmosphere. Store the controllers away from the bed when not in use or when using oxygen-administering equipment.
Warning – Electrical Shock
To avoid electric shock when you use this system, observe the following warnings:
• Do not use the Fun Center unit during a lightning storm. There may be a risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Use only the AC adapters that come with your Fun Center unit.
• Do not use the AC adapters if they are damaged, or have split or broken cords or wires.
• Make sure that the AC adapters are fully inserted into the power strip or extension cord.
• Carefully disconnect all plugs by pulling on the plug and not on the cord. Make sure the Wii U console POWER Button is powered OFF before removing the AC adapter from an outlet.
• Do not disassemble any sub-components (console, controllers, AC adapters, etc.) on the Fun Center unit. Contact the Fun Center Unit Support Hotline
(877.716.8550) if a sub-component needs to be replaced.
Caution – Power
• Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug—The Fun
Center unit is equipped with a hospital-grade, 3-wire grounding-type plug. The grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong provided for your safety. This plug only fits into a grounding-type power outlet.
• Power cord—Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched. The power cord must be routed safely to prevent people from stepping on it, or objects resting on it. When the Fun Center unit is not in use, make sure the cord is properly stored by coiling it over the power cord hook located in the back of the unit below the cabinet.
• Power source—This unit must operate on a designated power source shown on the specification label located on the back of the cabinet.
• Power connection—Make sure that the power cord plug and power socket are easily accessible and that the unit can easily be disconnected.
Caution – Attachments and Accessories
Only use attachments and accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Caution – Inserting Foreign Material
• Foreign objects—Never insert an object into the Fun Center unit through vents or openings. High voltage flows in the unit; inserting an object can cause electric shock and/or short internal parts. Only insert Wii U and Wii Game Discs into the
Wii U console. Inserting any foreign material into the Wii U console may cause it to stop functioning.
• Multiple discs—Do not insert multiple discs into the Wii U console disc slot.
Inserting multiple discs damages the disc drive and can cause all discs to become stuck in the console. Removal of discs will require the console be sent to Nintendo for service.
Caution – Motion Sickness
Playing video games can cause motion sickness in some players. If you or your child feel dizzy or nauseous when playing video games, stop playing and rest. Do not drive or engage in other demanding activity until you feel better.
Caution – Laser Device
The Wii U console is a Class 1 Laser Product. Do not attempt to disassemble the Wii U console. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Following are the laser specifications:
• Laser type: Semiconductor laser
• Laser wavelength range: 405 nm, 660 nm
• Laser power: Max. 0.6 mW, Max. 0.9 mW
• Numerical aperture: 0.85, 0.6
1.5 Cleaning and Servicing
Cleaning—Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet before cleaning the unit.
Use a damp cloth to gently wipe down the Fun Center unit.
• Do not spray liquid or aerosol cleaners directly onto the unit.
• Do not use any detergent or bleach-based wipes on the TV or controllers as these substances will damage the parts.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel—Servicing is required when the unit has been damaged in any way. Such damage includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Power cord or plug does not work or is damaged
• Liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the cabinet
• Unit has been exposed to rain or moisture
• Unit does not operate normally
• Unit has been dropped
• Unit has been manipulated or tampered with
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