Wii doesnt start at all! red light is burning, but goes of.

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  1. freddyhooge
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    When i plug in the powersuply to mij wii, the red powerbutton is burning.
    But when i push the powerbutton, the light goes out, and the wii doesnt do anything.

    Tried different powersuplies and other cables, but the problem stays the same.
    What could be wrong?

    I think it is someting in the motherboard?
     
  2. obcd

    obcd GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Did anything special happend to that wii, or did it work one day and showed that behavour the next time you switched it on?
     
  3. freddyhooge
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    It was after pluging it on a other tv.
    Nothing special.
     
  4. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    How would we have to help you?
    It's obviously broken.
    Send it for repairs or buy a new Wii.
     
  5. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    I have the same or similar problem.

    Turn on Wii, powers on for a sec, then light goes completely off and have to unplug/replug power cable.

    Problem turned out to be the connector for the cheap HD video cable.
    If I pushed it down at the connection to the Wii, it'd work.
    If I let go and turned the Wii on, same issue.

    Some kind of short, maybe?

    Anyway, make sure you don't get cheap Chinese video cables!
     
  6. G0dLiKe

    G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

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    [​IMG] Now who would expect it would be the video cable lol

    Chinese quality products heh
     
  7. Fishaman P

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    Well, if the light is "burning", something's obviously wrong, and you'll start a fire.
     
  8. SanGor

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    There is probably a short-circuit somewhere.

    Might have to take it apart, a badly installed drive chip could cause it or maybe something got loose.
     
  9. obcd

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    If the problem started the moment you connected the Wii to a television, than it's probably a discharge that caused a short somewhere on the wii pcb.
    It might be worth to check if you still have 12V from the supply after you pressed the wii power button. If not, it means the supply switched off due to an overload.

    If the symptom dissapears when you bend the cable, you better try with another cable.
    If it's still the same, it's something shorting inside the wii and the short goes away when you add pressure on the video connector.
    A bad soldered bga chip can behave simmilar. When the pcb is bend a little, things can remake contact and function normally again.
    In that case, your supply won't switch off. Without a remote charger connected to the same supply plug, it will be hard to tell if the supply still provides it's 12V or not.
     
  10. freddyhooge
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    I already tried different cables and power suplies, i will try to find the shorcut in de pcb.
     
  11. obcd

    obcd GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you have it open, you can check if the supply shuts down or if it still provides it's 12V
    In case 2, it could be another issue on the mobo instead of a short.