Wii U No Power LED

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  1. gudenau
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    I recently got a Wii U to try and do some hard mods on, the problem is the Wii U does not have any indications of life. I plug it in and the power light does not even come on, when I press the power button it does not come on either. When I probe the board at the connector for voltage it shows ~14v and it works on my other Wii U so I know that it is not being shorted and that the power brick is in working order.

    What should I do?

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    If you have any soldering experience, maybe you could try unsoldering and resoldering in the power socket?
     
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    There is no need to do that, power gets to the board as I stated.
     
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    Had the same issue with my Wii U and that fixed it. Power was reaching the MoBo on mine as well.
     
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    You sure you didn't just wrongly wire led indicator? There could be a possibility that just lights went dead
     
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    I suppose I could try that, bit I will wait to see if someone else has more debugging ideas to try and track the exact issue down.

    I am sure that Nintendo did not wire the LED incorrectly, if they had I would think they would go back and fix it before sending it out.
     
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    The LED gets 0v.
     
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    I'm assuming the component marked (what looks like) F1004 is the fuse, check continuity on that, if the fuse is blown you could just replace/bypass that and see if it gets any further
     
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    About 0Ω.
     
  10. guillaume633

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    hello Gudeneau

    Have you gone futrher in your investigations?
    Since a couple of days, I have the exact same symptoms. I may buy a new motherboard but I will lost all my save in games.

    would appreciate your help