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    Question No video, but there is audio when Wii turns on - at least sometimes...

    Ok, here's the problem:
    When I turn on my Wii, I hear the audio (like when I press a button and you hear that click and then the little chime introducing the Wii Channels and then the background "music") but I have no video. I have tried using the component cables and the a/v cables - no change.

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    The problem happened last night, and then I turned the Wii on 15 minutes later, and the video was restored. Now I've tried turning it on again today, and same problem is cropping up.

    What I Have:
    Launch Wii, 4.1u, softmodded (not sure if you need further details, feel free to ask).

    What I last did:
    I purchased Super Mario Bros Wii. Knowing it would ask for an update, i searched WiiHacks and some kind fella (DavePM I believe) recommended I add the IOS53-64-v5406.wad. So, I did, to IOS249. But on the Wii Channel screen, it still showed that Mario required an update. So, I thought now would be a good time to backup my nand, since I hadn't done so before. I downloaded the latest package of softmodding tools (I believe it was in a post by Dogeggs) and followed the instructions. I installed Bootmii to Boot2 and then rebooted my Wii and it gave me the oppertunity to back up my nand which I did (only one bad block). So, after that was done, Mario was still saying it would update, but I took the leap of faith. It went through the update, but was super quick about it... I think it recognized that I already had the right IOS, because after the update was complete, all my homebrew was intact. So then I played Mario for a couple hours (awesome game!) and gave it a break for some Modern Warfare 2. Later that night, I came back to it and then I had the above problem where I could hear the sound, just no video. I came on to Wiihacks to see if I could find a solution, I saw something about holding reset and power... went down stairs, turned the power on, and low and behold (without the reset trick) it worked. Then today, it's back to not working...

    I can't recall ever hearing about this before. Anyone have some recommendations? I'm confident it's not the cords or the TV.

    Thanks in advance!

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    And I just turned my Wii on again (right after I wrote the above blurb) and the video was completely restored.

    It's almost like sometimes the Wii doesn't boot the video instructions or whatever.

    I'd still be interested in hearing some solutions to clear this up completely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Wood View Post
    And I just turned my Wii on again (right after I wrote the above blurb) and the video was completely restored.

    It's almost like sometimes the Wii doesn't boot the video instructions or whatever.

    I'd still be interested in hearing some solutions to clear this up completely...
    NEVER use Nintendo's update on a Softmodded Wii.

    Chances are they updated you to 4.2 and installed stubs to replace IOS 222, 223, and 249 (use DOPIOS to verify.) Replace the stubs with authentic versions of these files and reinstall the patched IOS53 and next time IGNORE THE UPDATE MESSAGE.

    You can even use Freeloader to bypass game updates altogether.

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    If it is a faulty connection, nothing we can do about it, but on the offchance that a preloader setting has enabled itself. Can you please poweron the Wii while holding the reset button down. That will get you to your preloader menu (it sounded like you had installed preloader). From preloader go to hack settings and see if "Black screen" has been enabled-if so, obviously un-enable it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    NEVER use Nintendo's update on a Softmodded Wii.

    Chances are they updated you to 4.2 and installed stubs to replace IOS 222, 223, and 249 (use DOPIOS to verify.) Replace the stubs with authentic versions of these files and reinstall the patched IOS53 and next time IGNORE THE UPDATE MESSAGE.

    You can even use Freeloader to bypass game updates altogether.
    I was able to boot the Wii today with video and audio, and I checked in the menu and the Wii is still rocking 4.1U. I know what you mean by not updating via Nintendo sources (online or disc), but after updating the IOS, I was still unable to play Mario. I'm only speculating but I don't think the disc actually "updated" anything when it said it was, I think it was just checking that the correct IOS was installed. What I might do the next time the Wii boots with video will be to reinstall the IOS needed for Mario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    If it is a faulty connection, nothing we can do about it, but on the offchance that a preloader setting has enabled itself. Can you please poweron the Wii while holding the reset button down. That will get you to your preloader menu (it sounded like you had installed preloader). From preloader go to hack settings and see if "Black screen" has been enabled-if so, obviously un-enable it.
    Thanks for the response. I'm pretty sure I have preloader installed, I will do as recommended. Unfortunately it really seems hit or miss as to when I can turn the Wii on with Video. I'll give it another go, but the last 10 minutes I've been trying with no luck.

    I'm interested in your theory on the faulty connection though, that seems like a plausible idea. Unfortunately, I'd likely have to crack it open myself or run the risk of sending it to Nintendo for repair (and likely having it returned with no more softmods and 4.2 installed) assuming they'll repair it at all.

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    Back up of Tiger Woods pga tour 2010 and Red Steel Have sound but no video

    Could so one help me I can hear the game start up but the screen just goes completely black when I try to play these 2 games

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