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    No mods, wii still a brick

    So my wife in a fit of brilliance bought and tried to use a generic unliscenced battery charger for the wiimotes. It connected to the wii via a plug between the power cord and the wii. Immediately after connecting it the wii is a total brick, no power lights of any kind. Tried resetting the power supply with no success, tried attaching a separate working power supply, no success, tried a third party power supply, still nothing. Am I going to have to send this into Nintendo, or is there something else I can try? I'm fairly handy, and not afraid to work on the wii, but admittedly electronics are not my forte.

    Be kind, help a noob.

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    not a software issue,i could be wrong but it sounds like your motherboard could have been zapped
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    Quote Originally Posted by eng3ine View Post
    So my wife in a fit of brilliance bought and tried to use a generic unliscenced battery charger for the wiimotes. It connected to the wii via a plug between the power cord and the wii. Immediately after connecting it the wii is a total brick, no power lights of any kind. Tried resetting the power supply with no success, tried attaching a separate working power supply, no success, tried a third party power supply, still nothing. Am I going to have to send this into Nintendo, or is there something else I can try? I'm fairly handy, and not afraid to work on the wii, but admittedly electronics are not my forte.

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    your gonna need to open up the wii.. if not the board, at the least the power module inside the wii is fried. or some part of the circuitry.. have you checked to see if your wall socket works with anything else? Im sure it would set off a breaker but you never know..

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    First thing I did was try without the surge protector, then a new wall socket. 99% sure the problem isn't on my house end. Home electrical, and plumbing I'm good with. Is there an internal fuse that could blow in addition to the one in the power cord?

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    I dont believe so.. the bulk of the stuff is in the power brick. the only thing left is the jack. you might have a broken conection. but I think you fried something...

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    OK, so you guys think my best bet is the $75 "repair" option from Nintendo? I don't have any homebrew on it, I'm not real concerned about losing any game data I might have internally. I guess I could scour craigslist for a used one...

    Bottom line, the motherboard is fried? Big suck.

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