That wouldn't be a good idea. They would fix it but charge you an arm and a leg. If you are handy with a screwdriver then this is a simple and inexpensive fix.
no soddering is needed?
Nope.. It just plugs in. You will need a "triwing" screwdriver though but you can get that from eBay too. I don't believe there is a guide here to dissemble a Wii all the way down to the BT (maybe I should write one) but if you google it you will find something.
thanks guys... i guess ill be trying this out... my daughter keeps crying for the wii lol
Thanks Bad_Ad84 your guide fixed my Wii. I bricked my Wii by restoring a corrupted Nand. After formatting the Nand using your guide I am back in business.
One question. Do you know or anyone else know how important it is to have the correct serial number? I wasn't able to import the custom settings.txt file because I don't have a GC controller. The formatter created a generic settings txt but used a different serial number. Should I bother getting a GC controller and starting over again so I end up with the correct serial or just leave it? My wii is out of warranty long ago.
serial doesnt really matter.
you can replace it using fstoolbox and the wiiremote if you want