Artifacts on screen

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by MANTI5, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. MANTI5
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    I've had my Wii since the day it was released and recently it started displaying artifacts. I've read this is a defect with the GPU heatsink. Are there any fixes you can do yourself for this or do I need to get a new Wii? Also, is there a way to know if I get a new one that it will be able to play backups like my current one?
     
  2. Nintendo_Chick

    Nintendo_Chick GBAtemp Fan

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    Any Wii can play backups, only difference will be you you can't install bootmii as boot2.

    As for your other problem, I have no idea.
     
  3. MANTI5
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    I've read newer Wiis can't read recordable dvds.
     
  4. BlackEnigma

    BlackEnigma GBAtemp Fan

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    It's supposedly the D3-2 drives that can't read recordable discs.
     
  5. MANTI5
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    Is there a way to know which they're in before buying?
     
  6. C.S.I.

    C.S.I. GBAtemp Fan

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    Any new Wii will have that drive.

    But you can always use Backup Loaders =)
     
  7. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

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    See, you guys must mean EXTREMELY new Wii's, as in within 3 months. Because I got a Wii late January and mine has no trouble loading recordable DVDs.
     
  8. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    This planet
    [​IMG]
     
  9. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    just because u bought ur wii 3 months ago doesn't mean its new... since u can play copied DVDs, that means that wii has been sitting in its box (or a shelf or wherever) for 1-2 years
     
  10. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

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    Uh...nooo. I had to have my Gamestop order mine from Nintendo. Sooo...no.
     
  11. YayMii

    YayMii hi

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    [​IMG] I've had these artifacts since 2008, but I already have HBC/DARKCORP/cIOS/WADs installed. Damn artifacts are so distracting, I can't beat NSMBWii 2-4 because of them (I can beat it no problem on my cousin's Wii, which was a 2006 Wii).
     
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