Wii blew up and died

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by mikey89, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. mikey89
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    mikey89 Advanced Member

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    Posted this as i was falling asleep:P Have no idea why i suddenly heard a women.
    "I was traveling to new zealand and i plug my wii in NZ with a power adaptor. Then I suddenly heard i a heard womrmen and it would coe on a"
    New "awake post.
    I was traveling to New Zealand and i plugged my wii in the wall in NZ/AUS with a power adapter. Then i suddenly heard a spark and the power lit up for a sec but then turn off. i haven't been able to get it working since. I figured out that NZ/AUS use 50 Hz and where i live in america its 60hz. im really hoping there still a way to get it working. if anybody know a way help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Was it a voltage convertor or simply a plug shape changer?
     
  3. Dean333

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    gniyas er'uoy tahw wonk t'nod i tub ,pleh dluoc I hsiW
     
  4. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    What??
    Is there a cat on your keyboard?
     
  5. SonicRax

    SonicRax Egg-Mayo: The Movie

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    Read it backwards. "Wish I could help, but I don't know what you're saying."
     
  6. gamefreak94

    gamefreak94 GBAtemps (Un)Official Illogical Poster

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    At your window!
    Seriously, what are you saying.
     
  7. Dean333

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    That was quick, Good Job.
     
  8. mikey89
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    It converted voltage but not hz and so i think my wii short circuited and im just hoping it has a fail safe/ surge protector or just the power brick is dead and not the whole wii.
     
  9. Dean333

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    Using a 60/HZ device at 50/HZ will cause excessive heat build-up, Your Wii could be dead.
     
  10. toejam316

    toejam316 GBAtemp Regular

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    The Wii runs on DC, and DC doesn't have a frequency.
    Odds are he's just done in his power brick, and those are cheap enough to pick up.
    Why he'd come to New Zealand and bring a Wii with him is beyond me though - he's not from here and it's winter, perfect time for Skiiing and snowboarding.
     
  11. mikey89
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    mikey89 Advanced Member

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    well in short i had to share car and hang out with grand parents(ugghh). Toejam how do i test if it is the power brick?
     
  12. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Buy one from a local store and plug it in. Simplest solution.
     
  13. bwillb

    bwillb GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    hey you got an extra room I can stay in? its been 115 farenheit and stormy here in Arizona [​IMG]
     
  14. mikey89
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    mikey89 Advanced Member

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    Thx for all the help everybody. it turn out that Toejam was right. the power brick just got fried. So i just bought a new one and now the wii works:)
     
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