Help With Black Screened Wii
Hello and happy early xmas to all that it applies to. I am pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix this Wii. Here is the situation:
I have softmodded a few of my buddy's wii's, and have had no issues in doing so. I also have put in a few modchips into the wii before the softmod exploit was available, so I know my way around the innards of the Wii. Recently, I have fixed a few Wii's that have had hardware issues such as DVD-Rom drives not working or not reading discs correctly and all I would do is readjust the laser and it will continue to work for a month or so. So saying that, I took on a project that I thought I could figure out but have had no success.
I was offered a Wii that would turn on but would only display a black screen. I have read thoroughly through multiple forums including the wonderful forum on WiiHacks.com and I have tried multiple approaches with no success.
I have tried to savemiifrii approach with the gamecube controller with no success...black screen. I then continued to read on to find a bootmii sd card fix if they had bootmii installed, no success. Next, I read on the autoboot option for a modded dvd-rom. I have a Wii in my possession that has the WiiKey v1 installed on it. I then continued to take apart both the wii's, the working and the one with only a black screen. I swapped out the dvd-rom drive and tried the autoboot approach with the "Universal Unbricker" and the "Wii Backup Disc v1.31 (c) Nintendo" both would not display a single line on the screen. After the frustration of the having no luck I tried my last resort and that was to take the Wii apart down to the nitty gritty and swap out the bluetooth module. After taking them all the way apart, swapping out the dvd-rom, the bluetooth module, then putting it back together...the terrible terrible black screen of nothingness. Does anyone out there know any other approaches that would be worth trying and please don't respond with "Yeah, send it to Nintendo". If I send it to Nintendo I take it as a personal failure. I appreciate you reading through this and please respond if you have any suggestions.
Thank you very much, and happy holidays!