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    Hi, I have a Wii D2C bought in June 2008 in the US. When I first hooked it up back then, I noticed that something was wrong with the picture. There were these thin white horizontal lines oscillating in waves across the screen and moving in the general direction of bottom to top. I didn't think much of it at the time, I figured it was the crap composite cable that came with the Wii. I went out and got the console modded with a D2PRO9 V2 and I brought it back to Europe with me. I also got a nice component cable. Anyway, to make a long story short, I eventually realised after testing on different televisions and monitors (I have a new Dell 2709 that supports composite connections) that the Wii in fact has a bad graphics card that is making these lines. Because of that, I haven't played it as much as I've wanted to because the experience is almost ruined. Since I have modded the console, I cannot send it to Nintendo under warranty. Also, it's been more than a year now so I guess it isn't under warranty.

    I'd like to try to fix it for the cheapest possible price. I originally bought it in the US when I was there to save money. Oops. I'm thinking about buying a PAL version over here, and then switching the modded drive out of the old console with the new one. I'm assuming that this would cure the problem. Of course, I'll have to buy a new Wii over here, but I won't have to get it modded at least.

    What do you think? Any suggestions?

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    Bump.

    Should I maybe just buy a new one? I only need the console, I have everything else.

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    You probably should have returned it under warranty. Lines on the screen in it's native land on a native TV is not acceptable. I've never heard of such a thing before. It's probably the GPU and there's not much you can do to service it.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thanks for your reply, but as you see, that wasn't really my question. As I've explained, I don't know if it's under warranty. That's usually no more than a year. Plus, it's been modified already so I can't exactly return it. So I'm wondering how I should go about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sex_robot_from_omacron_69 View Post
    Thanks for your reply, but as you see, that wasn't really my question. As I've explained, I don't know if it's under warranty. That's usually no more than a year. Plus, it's been modified already so I can't exactly return it. So I'm wondering how I should go about it.
    buy a new wii.

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    September 2009 minus June 2008 = 15 months = 1.25 Years.

    1.25 Year > 1 Year

    Sorry dude the maths speaks for itself.

    Unless of course the warranty is different where you live.

    Besides you modded it and invalidated any warranty, some people have returned and got lucky, others have returned for $75, others have bene charged New Wii cost less a little bit.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Gee, thanks for going through all that trouble to create a mathematical formula to tell me that the thing is more than a year old. Seriously though, I know how old the console is, my question was rather about the length of warranty. I have no idea how long it is.

    But anyway, I figured out the problem with the console today after coming home from holiday. My flat is at 11 C and the Wii runs perfectly without the lines. That makes me think that the graphics card is easily overheating. It's probably defective.

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