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    Wii Video output Problem.

    Hello, first I want to apologize for coming here for help without participating in normal community discussion. However, I believe any other forum would give me generic answers than actual, technical help.

    For at least two years my Wii has been soft-modded and working just fine. For this I'm very happy because I know I can backup my saves and games easy in case a problem such as this occurs. My problem is the video output on my Wii. Upon being powered on, the audio, menus, controllers, etc. work perfectly. The only problem is that my TV does not detect video from the Wii. To try to find the problem, I first switched the cables to the back of my TV. After this failed to fix the problem, I brought my Wii to my friends house to test it with his equipment. I simply took my Wii and plugged it into the same plugs and TV his was in. Since this did not fix the problem, I assume it is a problem with the Wii itself, not with my cables or TV. The only reason I can think of that this problem might have occurred is a power surge. We had a bad surge one night and a few weeks later, when I decided to start playing my Wii again, it was as it is currently. I've simply ignored the problem for around a year now, but I feel I need to get it working again because, unfortunately, I cannot emulate everything.

    So I ask you people for help. I plan on bringing my Wii to my previously mentioned friend to see if we can find a small something wrong inside of the Wii. But until then I would love any input you guys can give me on why this problem is occurring and how I might fix it. I will provide as much information about my Wii as I can. If all else fails I will send it into Nintendo (Would this be an OK idea? Or will they not like the soft-mod I have?). Thank you in advance for the help.

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    Sounds like the video processor took the brunt of that surge.

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    I'm guessing that would mean I would have to replace the GPU in it. Considering it's probably a custom made one, I assume the best idea would be to send it in? That's disappointing, but I'm OK with it. If that IS the case, does Nintendo have some sort of policy against soft-mods? I'm guessing they would remove the soft-mod and update my Wii if I sent it in...

    Does anyone think the problem might be something else that I might be able to fix myself with the right tools?

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    yes if they detect the softmod they will either send it back unrepaired or charge the price of a new Wii to fix it. As to replace the GPU yourself... Don't. cheaper to pick up a used Wii.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I helped my friend soft-mod his Wii recently and didn't notice a requirement for a serial prefix. When mine was modded some Wiis with certain hardware could not be modded (shown by the serial). Is this still the case, or will any wii pretty much work?

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    any wii can be modded. just not all can play backups from disc.

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