TV Cord Help?

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  1. heliopause
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    My brother let me borrow his Wii U for Breath of the Wild (Which thankfully runs without a tv) but the HDMI cord he gave me doesn't seem right.
    http://imgur.com/N8JopQQ
    http://imgur.com/Fy4Xars

    Is it possible that I could use a non nintedo cord if thid cord isn't correct or do I need the real cord?
     
  2. Columbo2811

    Columbo2811 GBAtemp Maniac

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    lol that's the charger for the gamepad

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    Any hdmi cable will be fine
     
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    No its not, the other end is a HDMI (The square one) and it doesn't plug into the gamepad. Besides I already got the gamepad charger in and charging.
     
  4. duwen

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    Dude, it IS the charger for the gamepad. The gamepad doesn't connect directly to the tv... unless you're charging it via a USB cable.
    See the symbol embossed on the cable in your first pic? That's the symbol for USB, not HDMI.
     
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    That is not the charger for the gamepad. It is just a standard Mini-USB type B cord. The only thing that cord is used for on a WiiU is to charge the Pro Controller. It is not HDMI, it does not fit the gamepad.
     
  6. heliopause
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    I can assure you that it does not fit into to any holes in that gamepad, unless I jam it in violently its not going to fit. I know the gamepad does not connect to the TV, it connects via the HDMI out on the back of the console. I am wondering if any old hdmi cable is going to work or I have to get the real one from my brother
     
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    There is no HDMI out from the gamepad.
    Pretty sure any standard (ie, non mini) hdmi cable will work with the console.
     
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    The controller is wireless it does not connect to the console.
     
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    Any HDMI cord will be fine. I have multiple set up so I can move my WiiU between tvs.
     
  10. Columbo2811

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    Connect any hdmi from the console to your tv.
     
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    I laughed more than i should, thats a charger for the pro controller, called USB MINI, [the ones before micro, aka phone chargers], the Gamepad does not have a HDMI OUTPUT, and the standard should be HDMI to HDMI, that its located on the back of the wii u.
     
  12. heliopause
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    Thanks for actually being clear. I know the gamepad was not going to be connected to the TV, I'm not a complete fool. I was mostly wondering if I could use any HDMI cord.