Wii Black Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by glitch777, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. glitch777
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    My girlfriend bought me a Wii she found at a thrift store for 10 dollars, it didn't come with any cords or anything, but for 10 bucks I was willing to take a risk. I just bought the AV and Power cords from ebay, and tried to turn on the Wii and only got a black screen. I was wondering if this was fixable, or am I just screwed, or is it doing it because I don't have the sensor bar connected.
     
  2. angelboy777

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    It would still work if you didn't have the sensor bar plugged in

    Your Wii is bricked. When your girlfriend bought it, did she asked if it was hacked? (softmodded?)
     
  3. glitch777
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    No she did not, it was just at a thrift store so even the people selling it knew nothing about it. Also is there a way to figure out if it is stuck at that screen, because it is a failed mod, or if it is because of failed hardware?
     
  4. GerbilSoft

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    If you have a GCN controller that you're willing to take apart (preferrably third-party since it doesn't require a tri-wing screwdriver):
    • Disassemble the GameCube controller.
    • Plug the controller into Port 4.
    • Press and hold down all four D-pad directions, then turn on the system.
    If you see a version number on the bottom-right corner of the screen, then the system is semi-bricked. You can usually unbrick it by inserting a local-region disc that contains a version of the System Menu newer than what's installed. (If the system has 4.3 already, then you might be out of luck.)
     
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    Ok then I will give it a shot, I have a GameCube controller on its way. Question if it is 4.3 is there anyway to recover it like with a modchip?
     
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    So it turns out that my system is a 4.3 is there anything I can do about it, also is there anyway to find out if it is messed up because of the Bluetooth device or WiFi, instead of it being failed hack?
     
  7. GerbilSoft

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    It's showing a version number, which is at least a good sign. It very well could be a bad Bluetooth module.

    If you're willing to spend $5 on parts, you can get a new Bluetooth module and triwing screwdriver on eBay. It's fairly simple to install (check for videos on YouTube) - it just requires removing the front panel, removing the existing Bluetooth module, and installing the new one. Worst case, you're out $5. Best case, you have a fully-working Wii.