Wii U Hdmi broken?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Der_Blockbuster, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Der_Blockbuster
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    Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hello,
    My Wii U's Hdmi output doesn't work.
    Tried different cables and TV's.
    It did 3 days ago.
    But now it's just plain black.
    When using Composite (AV) it works.
    When switching the signal in the settings,
    The Wii U tells me that my TV is off.

    I have a multimeter maybe there's a broken chip?

    I can solder and wanna get it fixed.

    Any Idea's fellow tempers?
     
  2. Itsuki235

    Itsuki235 GBAtemp Regular

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    I would 1) replace the console, 2) use Component cables or 3) use an HDMI adapter.

    Component cables support 1080p. There are also composite->HDMI adapters if you specifically need HDMI but do not mind the quality drop. They are usually called Wii2HDMI and they work on the Wii U as well.
     
  3. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I don't understand why replacing the console would be your first choice? I actually had the same thing happen to me and have been using the same console for 2 years, never thought about replacing the console.
     
  4. Itsuki235

    Itsuki235 GBAtemp Regular

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    The options were in no particular order.

    The console can be replaced because they are inexpensive: $40-60. The GamePad actually costs more even.

    Some people do not want to deal with it and just want it fixed right away. It is worth knowing that it is an option even if you choose not to go down that route.
     
  5. Der_Blockbuster
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    Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Okay, I will actually try using component cables.

    All I want is 1080p.
    I have one WiiToHDMI, I think I tried it on the broken one but it didn't work...

    I will have to try again when I come home this Thursday.

    If it doesn't work, this means some digital output, is broken.

    Someone is selling gamepad, console, pro controller and games for 120€.
    This might be an alternative.

    I won't need the old wii u anymore then... But who buys a defective one.

    We'll see
     
  6. EmulateLife

    EmulateLife GBAtemp Psycho!

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    If you're going that route I'd look for a Wii U only for even cheaper.

    But on the other hand it's not a terrible thing to have an extra Gamepad in case something happens to the one you've got I guess, or you could try to sell it.
     
  7. Vinícius

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    I am on the same boat as you, but mine has a broken sd slot. I bought one from China and I will try resoldering it.

    You can try it too: https://pt.aliexpress.com/item/Orig...b5-4441-935c-835bc6d3b584&transAbTest=ae803_4

    If you do not have any soldering skills, look for some eletronic repair store. It is not a hard job, there is plenty of videos on the internet.


    Can I ask you if you already tried to blow or use some flashlight to see if there is some dust or something crooked?
     
  8. Nimrod-002

    Nimrod-002 GBAtemp Regular

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    did u try changing hdmi resolution while in Av mode

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    and use phone flashlight to see if a pin is missing from the port
     
  9. Demix

    Demix Advanced Member

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    I had same problem, when on hdmi was black screen. So I used av. Then one day I decided to put in different room different TV and it automatically detected...so I tried hdmi one more time to see and it worked. Don't know why it didn't want to work when manually switched to hmdi but it worked on automatic
     
  10. ChinoyPepino

    ChinoyPepino Newbie

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    It's either the HDMI port or the HDMI chip : IC Chip MN864718A
    I am in the same boat, but I am using Component video at the moment.
     
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  11. Demix

    Demix Advanced Member

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    Try changing the setting to automatic and plug in hdmi
     
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