So my friend gave me his wii and the virtual console games no longer work. Whenever you click on them the screen goes black and the controller turns off. I'm not using component cables so its not a display problem -- something is wrong with the wii itself.

Are there any solutions to this? Should i spend the time reformatting the wii?

Also since this wii was bought around the time it first came out, how much would sending it in for repair cost nowadays? -- assuming theres no fixes.

Disclaimer: no hacks have been attempted on this wii..