Sending my Wii for repairs

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Mike Hawk, Dec 21, 2007.

Dec 21, 2007

Sending my Wii for repairs by Mike Hawk at 6:13 AM (1,073 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Mike Hawk
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    Newcomer Mike Hawk Member

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    my wii a launch day wii, wiikey installed. i started getting the GPU dots so i placed an order to have my wii repaired. my plan is to have a friend let me swap out dvd drives and send it in.

    so here are my questions:

    how much does it cost(shipping excluded)?
    when do i have to pay?
    will they replace the DVD drive with a newer model?
    will they get fishy about me opening my wii?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. GamerzInc

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    dunno, depends what they tell you. My first wii's wifi destroyed the system so I got a new one free of charge, it was within the one year warranty. i had a brand new one in two days. They gave me a week to ship back the old one in the prepaid box (same packaging). Good service. The warranty also resets.
     
  3. cubin'

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    I've got the same bloody problem. My Wii has fucked up and all the xbox360s I've played have never broken or gotten RROD.

    I have no modchip and the console has been well ventilated with nothing near it...in a cool room.

    Fuck [​IMG] just out of warranty also.

    Even if it is in warranty Nintendo still will only look at it if you pay them $40? what bullshit
     
  4. Mike Hawk
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    Newcomer Mike Hawk Member

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    if you register your system with nintendo.com you can have an extra 3 months of warranty, thus your wii will still be in warranty so you dont have to pay at all.
     
  5. Lazycus

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    Hmm, I can't remember . . . were you one of the people who said they leave WiiConnect24 on all the time and had no fear of it frying their Wii?
     
  6. cubin'

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    I turn my console off at the power point after i'm done using it...so no WiiConnect hasn't been on. Even if I wanted to leave WiiConnect on it shouldn't crap out like that.

    I haven't even used my Wii that much.

    Thanks for the tip Mike I'll register.
     
  7. Bob Loblaw

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    Unless you open your Wii like an animal then there's no way to tell it's been opened after you close it back up. It doesn't have a sticker like the 360. Just take the white stickers/bumper pads off with a razor carefully.


    Also like Lazycuz said make sure to shut your wii off completely, unplug it even, when you're not playing it. As the fan shuts off in stand-by(wiiconnect24) mode.
     

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