GPU problems in the Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by melao, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. melao

    melao Newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    Well, I have the dreaded flickering pixels problem in the Wii.

    The video below illustrates what exactly happens in my Wii:

    Apparently this is a common problem, as this video was not made by me. [​IMG]

    Some people states that this is either a defective GPU, or the heatsink was badly installed.
    Eveybody says that I should send my Wii to Nintendo in order to fix it.
    The problem is, I have a Modchip (Wasabi), meaning that my warranty is voided. (oups heehe)

    So I am inclined in replacing the heatsink of the GPU. Do you think it's worthwhile ? I mean, maybe the GPU is already damaged by heat, or maybe only the heatsink is just not good enough. I don't know, any thoughts ?

  2. Cmurda187

    Cmurda187 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    United States
    The depths of HELL
    Had same problem with my wii some months ago. Had to send wii back to nintendo and they sent me a new wii. I did this b4 i installed homebrew channel but probably if your wii is not modded with a chip and you reformat the wii your warrenty will not be voided.
  3. melao

    melao Newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    My Wii is moded, I have the Wasabi chip.
    Life sux. [​IMG]

    This problem happens only when I use component cables.

    I have been reading a lot and apparently if I replace the DVD the problem is fixed. Is that true ?
    I mean, is the GPU soldered to the same place as the DVD drive ????

    If so I will buy a new one. Are there any restrictions ?