Hardware Question

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Draconn, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Draconn
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    I'm looking for someone with Wii hardware knowledge to give me their best guess. My Wii has a Cyclowiz installed and I was attempting to upgrade the firmware and stash the upgrade wires when I touched the x connection to the housing on the Sync button. Stupid, yes. It sparked and now I have a black screen brick. I'm looking for a best guess as to what broke. I would expect a fuse to take the hit, but I don't think that should give me a black screen... Unless I hit a major fuse. I'm trying to track down a GC controller for FixMiiFree, but in the meantime, any guesses as to what blew?
     
  2. sjones900

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    You probably fried your drive. Try booting the wii with no drive installed. if it works well you you're gonna need a new drive. If not, well you're gonna need a new wii.
     
  3. Draconn
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    Thanks. I'll try that. Wouldn't the fuses catch that though? Especially since the x connection is right next to one?
     
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    Okay, I tried booting without a drive installed and I get the same black screen. Something strange is that sometimes even the power light will turn off after a while--totally dark--but not always.
     
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    you shocked the wii motherboard chip thing
     
  6. sjones900

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    Even if you just blew a fuse. They're not easy to replace let alone find for purchase. You're gonna have to call this one in to Nintendo.
     
  7. Burton

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    Deadlyfoez was the man in that department! [​IMG]
     
  8. Draconn
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    sjones: Can I call this in with a modchip? The website says no dice for modified systems.
     
  9. sjones900

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    Well people have chanced it with modchip and have had success. But i'm sure they're policy has changed since then. I would remove the chip and clean it up and make it look good. I'm an artist with a soldering iron [​IMG]
     
  10. Krestent

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    Considering they charge you for having the HBC installed in the past, I would say no. Just remove the chip. Also, why were you working in the Wii with it turned on in the first place?
     
  11. Burton

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    Xflak who is Deadlyfoez closest friend posted this a while ago.
     
  12. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    This is really off-topic, but what happened to his posts?
     
  13. Burton

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    Maybe he requested to be removed as like "he never existed". That's my guess not sure about it.