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    Black Screen with no Audio - please help

    Hello all,

    My friends mothers Wii stopped working and instead of her just chucking it in the garbage I decided to grab it to see if a fix is attempt able for her. To start she said that when you insert a DVD to the drive it would spin it but wouldn't read it... I thought it'd be a simple DVD drive replacement fix for her.

    Upon getting the Wii home and attempting to hook it to my Wii's cables to test it and see if it was the case, I got no video, audio and no hardware noise (laser pot moving, drive spin). It would take a dvd but still no spin, so I am assuming that its bad. However the no video and audio started to worry me.

    I took the entire Wii apart, including disconnecting the DVD drive, Bluetooth module, and Wireless. I attempted to hook the cables from my Wii to the other again and boot. The system powers (red light to green) faceplate for the DVD drive flickers blue for half a second but still no video or audio.

    My question is: is there anything that can be done to revive this Wii or sell the case/wireless/bluetooth modules?

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    Was your friend in the middle of an update when it shut off?

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    Nope, she said that it was running fine just not reading discs before I got it, but as I said when I tested it no video/audio.

    She did leave it running constant though on the wii channel select

    Edit: Just took a look at the LU serial. Its LU56842343[3] which I believe from the guide I was looking at will be Boot2 compatible.
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    If it was a brick of some sort the drive should still spin up. I believe that it should spin even if the bluetooth or the WiFi module is bad. You should try and boot with the BT module and the WiFi module in place but leave the DVD drive out. If that doesn't do it then get your hand on a GC controller and try using SaveMiiFrii and see if you can get into the recovery menu.

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    I'll give that a go once I have some time, Krafter, and report back the findings.

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    I tried taking the gamecube controller apart and pressing all four directions at the same time with it in controller port 4, to no avail it still was black screen.

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    Did you press the buttons before you powered up the Wii or while it was booting? It's much easier to do it before and hold them as you turn it on.

    Another questions. Do you have a no signal on your TV or is it a black? If your TV doesn't show a no signal when a signal isn't received on an input by default then watch and see if the screen flashes or gets a little brighter as you boot.

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    I pressed them all down prior to booting. TV is just black period. No lightening or anything. Its through AV input so the AV1 is displayed in the upper right corner. theres no flash that I can see either.

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    The only other thing I can think of for you to try is a different type of A/V cables. If you have composite cables now then try component or vise versa. It is possible that you have a bad A/V encoder but that doesn't explain why the drive doesn't spin unless the games you are trying are backups and not originals.

    And I am assuming that you took my advice and tried to boot with just the BT and the WiFi module and without the DVD drive. A Wii will boot without a DVD drive but not without the BT or WiFi modules.

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    Yep, BT and Wifi modules are on but drive is off. I'm guessing that the motherboard went on it. I guess I will pull the shell and components that I know work and try selling them for a few bucks.

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