Hardware Wii dropped - no picture or sound

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A friend has just contated me to say his wii was dropped and now it turns on, discs load and eject ok but no picture or sound. ANy idea what the problem might be, connectors etc inside or whatever, and is it possible to fix?
 

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Well, if you really don't want to send it to Nintendo, you could always open up the Wii casing and take a look inside. But unless you're really handy at figuring out and fixing things, I wouldn't tamper with anything and just send it to Nintendo for repairs.
 

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Nintendo will not fix this if they check the internal software installed. I suggest getting someone hardware savy to open it up and check what is wrong. I think it is something to do with something inside being moved or knocked out of place.
 

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No picture and no sound could be a broken Bluetooth module, but it also could be many other things. If you or your friend aren't good with repairing electronics the only way to get it fixed is to send it to Nintendo.
 

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Are the consoles RCA plugs (yellow (video), Red (right audio) & White (left audio)) plugged in the TV with the other side plugged into the Wii? And the volume of the TV is reasonable?
 

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Nintendo won't refuse to fix it, nintendo has never done that. What nintendo WILL do is tell you your wii has been modified and thus is no longer under warranty. They will tell you your system was modified and they will charge you between $100-150 to "fix" it (which will actually mean just transferring your saves over to another wii and sending you it) and put the latest firmware on it to make it more difficult to hack again.

That said, dropping your wii is also not covered under warranty... so sending it to nintendo would end up having the same price charged to you. At the going price for nintendo to fix out of warranty wii's it's usually better just to buy a new one.

(edit) Never mind the above, I was wrong. Nintendo will refuse to fix it and instead make you pay to ship it back. Neat.
 

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Someone who kills his Wii always makes my day, sorry pal !!
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My son pulled the wii console off a short bench and it landed on the front face of the wii. After that, just a blank screen when turned on. The green power light would come on and it would accept and eject discs, but nothing coming to the TV. I took everything apart by following these directions for disassembly and then found the bluetooth module. I pressed it into the motherboard and heard the clicking sound, suggesting it had come loose during the fall. I put it all back together and it works fine.
 

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fixityourself said:
My son pulled the wii console off a short bench and it landed on the front face of the wii. After that, just a blank screen when turned on. The green power light would come on and it would accept and eject discs, but nothing coming to the TV. I took everything apart by following these directions for disassembly and then found the bluetooth module. I pressed it into the motherboard and heard the clicking sound, suggesting it had come loose during the fall. I put it all back together and it works fine.

Was gonna suggest the same. The bluetooth module is a funny bugger that literally clips on to the motherboard and it doesn't take a lot of force to unclip it. I'd put money on its simply unclipped. Just gotta disassemble the wii, not hard, get new ones for £7.99 if its badly damaged but I'll bet its fine
 

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