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    Red light, press power, yellow light, now no light

    I have 4 wiis that do exactly as in the title. When you plug the A/C power in the back the red led comes on. When I press the power, for about half a second then no light from the led. When the power button is pressed again nothing happens. However, if I pull the A/C plug out and back in the red Led lights up again. I have tried searching through the web, but no results. Being the english language is all over the place in describing things, I am trying all kinds of words to search. So if there is already a thread about this, sorry, please point me to it. Thank you..

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    You seem to have your hands on 4 wiis with some unknown hardward issue. I would wait and see what advice you can get from bad-ad84 and others with insight on this aspect of the wii.
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    try swapping the BT and wifi modules with known working ones.

    I had this exact issue with a Wii recently and it was a bad BT module (I didnt expect it to be and was quite surprised when it worked after swapping it)

    But it seems like its caused by a short or bad component and the Wii shuts down to prevent further damage. The fact you have 4 of them is worrying tho... I deal with A LOT of broken Wiis and only seen it (my issue) once, so this could be something different.


    Basically, strip down Wiis, use only the motherboard from the broken Wiis, use a known working BT and Wifi module and test it then, if it works gradually add the original parts back one at a time until it stops working - that is your faulty part.

    If the motherboard doesnt work even with known working BT and Wifi, then the board is shot and needs replacing or repairing (if you are up for the task)

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    I have a wii with the same issue and have identified it as a hardware issue. I have not had the time to fix it yet but it seems to be a problem with the SD slot shorting. This thread has reinvented my interest with this issue so I'll look into it more tonight and post results.
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    SD card slot is also possible... I've had a few of those, but didn't cause the same issue.

    But, it very much depends on which pins are shorted out to which symptoms you would get.

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    Having the 4 Wii's with that same problem is definately interesting. Did they all start having this problem at the same time? If so i am betting there was a power surge or something like that to have caused all 4 to have problems. If you find out that is the case and fix them, just think ahead to prevent and protect all your electronic equipment goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornflake123 View Post
    Having the 4 Wii's with that same problem is definately interesting. Did they all start having this problem at the same time? If so i am betting there was a power surge or something like that to have caused all 4 to have problems. If you find out that is the case and fix them, just think ahead to prevent and protect all your electronic equipment goodluck
    I'm guessing he purchased all 4 already in this condition with the intent to fix and resell. They probably came from 4 different households however I suppose if someone is really Wiicrazy they might have 4 of them.
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    Well I do buy in bulk, fix and resell. Some I give to the church to give away to family's. Two of the them I got in the condition. One I was flashing the nand and the power did go out.. and the last i was messing around with some custom Cios's... I learned my lesson. So I do believe, if the tsop's were pulled and reprogrammed outside and reinstall on at least the 2 I do believe they would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psxcopycat View Post
    Well I do buy in bulk, fix and resell. Some I give to the church to give away to family's. Two of the them I got in the condition. One I was flashing the nand and the power did go out.. and the last i was messing around with some custom Cios's... I learned my lesson. So I do believe, if the tsop's were pulled and reprogrammed outside and reinstall on at least the 2 I do believe they would work.
    If you have the means to reflash the nand why can't you pull the chips and try reprogramming yourself?
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    I do not have a heat station, nor a tsop programmer.

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