GPU problems in the Wii

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

  1. melao
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    melao Newbie

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

    The video below illustrates what exactly happens in my Wii:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbOY5dCdUYs...ad.php?t=681693

    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 ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cmurda187

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    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
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    melao Newbie

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

    This problem happens only when I use component cables.

    EDIT:
    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 ?