Wii not working - Cannot find my problem on Google

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Dougal, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Dougal

    Dougal Newbie

    Mar 24, 2015
    Hi guys & gals ... This is my first post here.

    I'm no noob to Nintendo's, actually I'm a huge fan and have got loads of original Gameboys, Colors, Pockets, Light, GBA's, GBA SP's, Micro, DS, DSL, DSI, XL, 3DS, NES, SNES, Famicom, N64, Gamecube and Wii :P

    Thankfully my Wii which I bought at launch still works great.

    But I have another Wii, original model in white which my brother gave me because it was broken. I have had it for about 4 years but never managed to fix it :(

    The symptom:

    Plug in and the power light comes red
    Press power button and light becomes blue + disc light comes on blue and stays lit
    .... At this stage the screen remains black, no sound from disc drive and it won't accept discs. The disc drive light stays on

    What i've tried:

    Tried the power supply and cables from my working Wii
    ...... Makes no difference

    Opened up the Wii and disconnected the disc drive
    ..... No difference

    Unplugged the Wifi module and tested with and without it connected
    ...... No difference

    Switch on Wii and immediately press reset
    ..... No difference

    Tried some ZIP file I downloaded and copied to an SD card and switched on the Wii
    ..... No difference

    According to my brother the Wii had a mod chip installed but when the Wii died (suddenly) he blamed it on the disc drive. He bought a replacement drive which is the one that is currently installed. A modchip cannot be installed on this drive due to the epoxy/glue over the chips. He lost the original drive with the modchip.

    I'd love to get this Wii to function again, not because I need it as I have my original Wii but because I hate seeing it like that.

    I'd really appreciate some help here as I cannot find anything on google with the symptoms of Black screen, cannot accept discs, solid blue disc drive light remaining on.
  2. Dougal

    Dougal Newbie

    Mar 24, 2015
    Also I forgot to add,

    The Fan is not spinning either.

    So, plug in Wii and red power light comes on.

    Press power button or eject button and the power light turns to ON
    (If I attempt to insert a disc into the Wii the power light also turns on)

    Black screen, fan not spinning and no sound from the disc drive. The blue light round the disc drive turns on and stays on.

    To turn off I have to hold the power button for around 5 seconds and it turns off again.

    After some time switched on the Wii does get warm but not hot.

    Do you think its a hardware issue or a software issue ?
  3. RCJayce

    RCJayce The Defender Of Tomorrow

    Aug 11, 2014
    United States
    New York
    Hi! Clearly its a hardware issue and possibly you will need a new PCB/Mainboard. But definitely its not a software issue IMO
  4. naxil

    naxil GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 26, 2011
    do u check the bluetooth module? iambot expert but if one part like bt/wifi module not work wii not boot
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