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    Replacing the fuse in the plug isnt what my comments were about.

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    If you do not have the 12VDC, then you will have to open up the PSU (which uses special screws and may require some "special" attention) and check for continuity (ohms) across the two pins (on the underside of the PCB) on the fuse to see if it is blown or not. The fuse is a black rectangular object located at the incoming (cord that plugs into wall) end of the PSU. If it shows no continuity than you will have to unsolder and replace the fuse. Needless to say, make sure the PSU is not plugged in when you do this.

    Although I do not recommend this, I have known people that have just soldered a jumper wire across the two points. This of course bypasses any protection... and posses great risk to further damage to the Wii or your personal health. The fuse is there for a reason, and blew for a reason.
    You basically told him something that could cause a fire, and would involve him buying tools that cost the same as just buying a replacement PSU.... so as I said above, extremely reckless for no good reason.

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    @ Fred bear. Bad_ad is right, taking apart your Wii shouldn't be the first thing you offer as a way to diagnose the op's problem. I think you went about it backwards.

    I'm curious as to what was his problem. Was it a simple reset of the power adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by playerkp420 View Post
    @ Fred bear. Bad_ad is right, taking apart your Wii shouldn't be the first thing you offer as a way to diagnose the op's problem.
    I would suggest that my post be read more carefully.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred-Bear View Post
    Before opening up the power supply, grab yourself a multi-use voltage tester (You can find cheap testers at most automotive stores) and see if you are getting 12 volts DC from the end of the plug that goes into the Wii. If not... then the PSU can come into suspect. If you do, than you have other issues than the PSU.
    As you can see, my first suggestion was to troubleshoot the problem first. By doing this, one can narrow the problem down rather quickly. It is either a power supply issue or it isn't.

    How does my first suggestion in anyway recommend dismantling the PS to do this simple test ?

    I followed up with the following... Clearly stating the cons of such a method.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred-Bear View Post
    Although I do not recommend this, I have known people that have just soldered a jumper wire across the two points. This of course bypasses any protection... and posses great risk to further damage to the Wii or your personal health. The fuse is there for a reason, and blew for a reason.
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