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    Not a bricked Wii but bricked Wiimotes

    As many of you know, I have been buying bricked Wii's from eBay and reselling them after a repair job. Most of the Wii's on eBay are the console only which I am finding it difficult to resale. By the time I start buying all the accessories to sell as a complete set, I am over my target price and again will find it difficult to resale. The most expensive part of the accessories is the remote. I have been toying with the idea of buying a lot of none working ones and repairing them. I have been scouring eBay for repair parts and I am finding several choices to choose from. My questions to anyone that may help are:

    1. What are some common failure issues with them?
    2. Are there any trouble shooting tips you might be able to pass on?
    3. Are there any replacement parts available beside these?

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    4. Is it worth while pursuing?

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    A good question, wish I had answers; I've been curious though like you to know if there's a common failure...

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    I can only give you this advice (and erikie would agree with me)

    Do not buy faulty Wii remotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    I can only give you this advice (and erikie would agree with me)

    Do not buy faulty Wii remotes.
    Your one of the people my questions were toward. Thanks Bad_Ad84.

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    Look at priceangels.com for cheap Wii stuff. I have bought alot of stuff from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by toby1978 View Post
    Look at priceangels.com for cheap Wii stuff. I have bought alot of stuff from them.
    Thanks to both of you. I will crunch some numbers and see what I can come up with.

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    Oh and just FYI.

    You dont need to create a thread if you are seeking my advice - just drop me a PM.

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    I do appreciate that but it was my hope to get all the advice I can get. The site you linked me does have some great pricing and I'm sure I will utilize it. I just may have to bump up my price of refurbished Wii's in order to make it worth while or find someone to sell me bricked Wii's in a lot.

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    I dont think Streamline dabbles in Wii remotes.

    Me and Erikie have been trying to fault find wii remotes accurately for some time, with no positive results.

    The most common faults are:

    Put in batteries, lights come on then fade over a few seconds - remote turns off and will not turn back on again until you remove the batteries for a day or so.
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    remote doesn't move around correctly.

    Latter is related to the accelerometer, which is a chip you wont be replacing very easily.
    Still not sure what causes the first issue, this one we have been working on for some time.


    None of the faulty remotes ive ever had have been repairable.

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