Bending Wii Screen - Top Only

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  1. Milas60
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    I have had this problem for a while and haven't really thought about using the forums.

    The top few rows bend and flicker to the left leaving a blank space on the right. Some screens are fine but most aren't. I noticed that it happens more when there is a bigger presence of white. I have used Connect24 back in the day all the time, when no one really knew about the overheating issue. I'm afraid this falls under the GPU artifacting but I didn't see any other reports like this yet.

    The system is not under warranty anymore and have enough skills to fix it myself but I need to know what exactly is the problem, any ideas?

    I also tried to play with the video connection in the back but no luck.



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  2. gameboy13

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    Have you tried using a different TV? It could possibly be yours.
     
  3. Slyakin

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    Have you ever done anything that could have caused this? It could just be faulty connections. Maybe get new cables?

    Also, are they component cables? They may affect your Wii.
     
  4. Devin

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    Have you tried messing around with the screen wideness setting?
     
  5. Milas60
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    -It is happening on more than one TV..

    -No, running on composite cable.I think it could be the cable... The only thing I did that I can think of is Connect24 for a few months... ( During Winter)

    -I have messed with the widescreen settings but it is present on both ratios
     
  6. gameboy13

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    Try using different cables.
     
  7. Slyakin

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    Hmm... Connect24 runs on very low CPU, so it will never do damage to your Wii (mine has been on Connect 24 since 2007).


    The only that I can say is that either your cables have degraded, or your Wii's external output is degrading. Sorry... [​IMG]
     
  8. Milas60
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    Thanks for the help guys...
    I think I will try to get a new cable and try that...

    If it is the output modulator- can it be replaced or is it part of the GPU?
     
  9. Slyakin

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    Ermm... I don't know, exactly. I've never opened my Wii, but I'm assuming it is part of the GPU.
     
  10. Milas60
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    From what I could see... It's part of the MoBo [​IMG]
     
  11. YayMii

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    But WC24 is known to cause artifacts. I had my Wii since early 2008, and I have a problem with artifacts (miscolored pixels).
     
  12. Slyakin

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    Really? My Wii Screen is still pristine and clean since the day I got it! :/
     
  13. The Real Jdbye

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    Actually, that's how all the Wii GPU artifacts happen. The Wii gets hot when off and WC24 standby connection is on, it's actually better to just leave it on 24/7 than use the standby connection. Some things won't work at all without it though (weather/news channel, and I think the Smash Service on SSBB)
     
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    You're bullshit. Of course there's exceptions, but gfx artifacts due to WC24 is a known problem and is the only one you keep hearing about online. Fact.

    And referring to the original poster, I don't think your problem is related to the GPU. Looks like it's the TV. I've seen TVs behave like that before.
     
  15. George Dawes

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    Yes it's a known problem with WC24 enabled on some wiis, but that isn't the only way it occurs, as deadlyfoez says.
     
  16. YayMii

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    deadlyfoez is right. It's not the ONLY way artifacts appear, but it's one of the more common problems.

    [​IMG] There's no possible way I can fix my Wii... [​IMG]
     
  17. Milas60
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    It is a LCD TV. I first got the problem on a CRT but now I have a LCD and it's still doing that.

    The Nintendo forum said that it was a GPU degradation and that I need to send it in...

    Now... I'm well versed in hacking the Wii, just not un-hacking it... What would you guys suggest for taking all the tickets off of the console for repairs.

    Any Title Deleter? Any way to see all tickets present on the console without hoping that I deleted them all.
     
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    Bootmii boot2 can be uninstalled using bannerbomb + hackmii installer after formatting, avoiding the need for bootmii IOS and eliminating the risk of a brick.
     
  19. tueidj

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    I wasn't saying using the formatter isn't a bad idea, although I doubt a formatted nand looks *exactly* like one from the factory (for a start it would be missing all the factory test titles from uid.sys which is a dead giveaway for haxx) there's a good chance it would pass their homebrew detector since it appears to only check for a few specific titles and fakesigned stuff.

    I was saying using bootmii IOS to do the job is unnecessary, bootmii boot2 can be uninstalled without installing any homebrew on the newly formatted nand.