Hardware Sending my Wii for repairs

Mike Hawk

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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
 

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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.
 

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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
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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
 

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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
frown.gif
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

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.
 

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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
frown.gif
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

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?
 

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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
frown.gif
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


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?

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.
 

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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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