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    Is my Wii bricked or do I have other damage?

    Hello. I've been searching here as well as other sites for several hours now, and still don't know where to start. The Wii is Model RVL-001 (USA) and about 22 months old. I softmodded with Softmod 4.2 using SD card and external hard drive. About 6 months ago we had a power surge during a storm and the Wii was "dead"...or at least I thought. I'm just now trying to fix it if possible. After unplugging it for a few days, and checking all connections the power light comes on...turns green, and the disk spins up. There is no video or sound. Not even a flicker. I have forgotten most of what I learned when I done the mod and don't know what else to do. Is this thing bricked, or do I have a blown fuse or other problem? I appreciate any help/advise! Thanks!

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    Moved to the appropriate section.

    Yes, your wii is bricked. Someone will be by soon to give you some tips.

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    Thank you!!!

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    Once its powered up, check to see if you can sync the remote.

    During power surges, its usually the AV encoder that bites the dust, if the remote will sync, it means the wii is working but theres just no video output.

    Once you answer that, more to follow

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    Ok. I think it synced. The first blue light is on. I'll also mention that my wife swipped the sd card, so I formatted another one with FAT 32 & copied the files from my computer...if that changes anything. Since you answered my "primary" question for this thread...do I need to start a new thread, or just wait here? Thanks!

    So do I need to replace hardware or what? Thanks
    Last edited by Krafter; 10-07-2010 at 09:36 AM.

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    Careful with the bumping. Bad_Ad84 will get back to you soon enough. He is one of our top hardware guys and obviously enjoys helping people. I promise, he will not leave you hanging.

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    Try pressing A and then move the remote around, like you were navigating the Wii system menu as normal.

    See if the wii remote shakes like it usually would, If so, this means the Wii has booted up correctly and just isnt displaying anything.

    Again, come back with results.

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    As Krafter says, I will reply. however, I'm at home now so its now time for my work away from work. I generally reply most at my "real job". So, if i dont reply anymore today, it will be when im back at work tomorrow.

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    It doesn't do anything. No movement, picture, or sound. Thanks Again!

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    I assume you have the sensor bar connected?

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    Yes. I have the Power, sensor bar, and a/v cables connected. The remote is synced. I do not have the hard drive plugged in right now, but have tried it with and without disk and sd card. Thanks!
    Last edited by Electroman2008; 10-07-2010 at 10:23 AM.

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