Bricked Wii - No Video - Controllers stay synced

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by jamesholden, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. jamesholden
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    Newcomer jamesholden Newbie

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    a bricked wii came my way - i wanted to check with gbatemp before i opened it up and started throwing parts at it.

    AFAIK it has never been modded, and the only game thats been in it was wii sports.

    conditions:

    power button works
    reset button works
    eject button works
    disk spins up
    controllers turn the system on and continue to stay synced

    symptom: black screen - no sound.

    savemiifrii does nothing - controller has been tested and worked on another system.

    no hard mods, no soft mods, no priiloader, no bootmii as ios or boot2.

    from what i've read its either a full brick, or a bad wifi card.
    will the wii boot without a wifi card?

    i have not tried booting the wii with a game with a update - would it try to auto run that?

    are there any other steps i should be taking?

    thank you in advance for any advice. if i have not included enough information please request it.
     
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    Member Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    So the most important question is: if it's not modded in any way, how did it get bricked?
    And how to you know it's bricked?

    Maybe you should check your cables first.
     
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    Member zizer GBAtemp Addict

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    will the wii boot without a wifi card? no
     
  4. jamesholden
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    Newcomer jamesholden Newbie

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    the owner stated the wii always sat on top of her DVR - it could be a heat related issue-- when i tear it down i'm going to check the contacts for the av jack port.

    i have used the cables from this system on another wii, and used cables from another system on this wii.

    how do i know its bricked? given the symptoms shown in my original post, i would assume so. i came here for a second opinion.

    zizer: thanks for the info
     
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    Member Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Could be the Wifi module...other than that I hink it's a low level brick ( unrepairable ).
     

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