Signal dies randomly with component cables.

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  1. NEO117
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    I bought the component cables for my Wii and the signal dies randomly when I'm playing, I sense that it's an issue with the electricity since the less stuff connected the less it happens, but this is incredibly annoying...

    What can I do to stop this?
     


  2. JoostinOnline

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    Buy official Nintendo ones. This is a common problem with third party cables.
     
  3. Lucif3r

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    It should be fixable. Ive looked at some schematics of component cable for Wii, and its all very simple. My guess is that the bridge between 2 pins (which enables component) is lose.
     
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    I can't... they don't sell them here.

    I'm from South America.
     
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    1) I seriously doubt that.
    2) Use amazon.com
     
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    I had this problem too with some cables, I just bought new ones from a different 3rd party brand and they work fine.
     
  7. NEO117
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    Again, I can't... regulations from my country.

    However I could get them on december when I get to see my uncle from USA. :)

    Either way, I think it's bad wiring, and if that's the case. What would you recommend? Some people said a UPS.
     
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    What country do you live in? :huh:
     
  9. Nah3DS

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    what TV do you have?
    I have the same problem with a Samsung B550 LCD. It's not your Wii fault... some tv have shitty components input.
    Everytime I shut down the lights... the signal goes off for a couple of seconds. Now I have my Wii runing though RCA cables. I guess i will have to buy a HDMIkey or Wii2HDMI in order to have progressive scan.
     
  10. JoostinOnline

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    It's very unlikely that it is related to the TV, since this is a very common issue for people who don't buy official cables. Buy official cables and it will probably fix the issue, just like it does for everybody else.
     
  11. Lucif3r

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    Or rip it open and get a soldering iron out... Thats no guarantee it will fix it though, but doesnt cost anything.
     
  12. NEO117
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    Thanks for all your replies. I still can't solve my issue but at least I have an idea of what could be done. I'll test these cables somewhere else to make sure and if they keep on pestering, I'll get new ones.

    Sadly I can't find the official Nintendo ones anywhere... If everything else fails I'll have to stick to S-video.
     
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    Excluding a soldering iron, solder, and a new Wii when you screw it up, lol.
     
  14. Nah3DS

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    Im pretty sure is related to my LCD. I have the same problem with my dvd player. :(
     
  15. Hyro-Sama

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    You must kidding me. I just typed it in Google and shitloads of results came up. Unless you live China there shouldn't be anything wrong with your internet.

    Copy and Paste this link into your browser:
    http://www.amazon.com/Official-Wii-Component-Video-Cable-Nintendo/dp/B000JJRV90
     
  16. Lucif3r

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    Well, its kinda hard to screw the wii. Unless you are (no offence here) braindead and short some wires :) ...
    Actually even that is erm... well not safe but, "safe"... I managed to do that and my Wii is fine lol (yes im slightly braindead sometimes!) :P
     
  17. TetrisGm

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    i have the same problem. i can assure you that its not TV related, why? because i have a Media Player that has a Component Output. i tried using it with a crappy cables and it also gets some signal interruption when i turn on the lights or electric fan. but when i tried using a high grade cables it does not lose its signal. same as for my wii im using a crappy 3rd party cables and signals goes of,i haven't tested the original ones tough
     
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    NEO117, I know it wouldn't directly solve your problem, but could you possibly have your uncle purchase and then ship them to you? Might be a pain but could work maybe?

    I too have had the same trouble with third party component cables in the past, so I really, really doubt it's the TV. Really annoying when playing Mario Kart and suddenly going from first place to last.
     
  19. Pete666

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    false.. I had problems with nintendo ones.. and the thirs party one "Nykko" are perfect !
     
  20. JoostinOnline

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    No, true. It's a common problem with third party ones no matter your experience. You are the first case I've seen who had faulty Nintendo ones.