Will Nintendo repair/replace a console if parts are missing?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by DGenerateKane, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. DGenerateKane

    DGenerateKane GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 18, 2009
    United States
    I bought a wii off ebay with a bad dvd drive that I intend to try to fix myself. It arrived today, but in the box was a second wii the seller decided to just give me. I tested it and my assumption is it is bricked (no video). I wouldn't mind paying nintendo $99 (or whatever it is they charge) to fix it but the gamecube MC and controller port covers are gone as well as the faceplate. It looks like the faceplate was removed incorrectly, there is a piece of plastic sticking out on one side that was definitely broken, looks like a gamecube disc is still inside and someone made a piss poor attempt at trying to retrieve it. So would Nintendo fix or replace it for the standard out of warranty fee?
  2. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 10, 2009
    United States
    ive sent them a wii that was missing both covers on the gamecube side of the wii. the wii was still under waranty. they ended up mailing me a new/refurb wii for no charge since the wii i sent in was irreparable. the one i got in return even had all the covers on it.
  3. Nintendo_Chick

    Nintendo_Chick GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 6, 2009
    United States
    If they do, they'll charge more than $99.
  4. smf

    smf GBAtemp Addict

    Feb 23, 2009
    Nintendo supply gamecube & sd covers for a small handling fee if you get in touch. Someone at work got them last year.

    Also replacement wrist straps are free, I bought three wiimotes from hong kong that came with the old style ones. The online web form wouldn't take my serial number because it was made after the replacement straps came out, after emailing the support centre I got them within a couple of months.

    If the wii has been opened then I'd take a look inside to make sure there wasn't any evidence of a mod. If not and the Wii doesn't turn on, then it's worth sending back.