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    Black screen - but probably because of faulty PCB connection

    I have an old Wii, that is both hard- and softmodded (did the hardmod myself way back...). After not having used the Wii in almost a year (but was working fine when I shut it down after a regular gaming session - haven't messed it up in any way), I get a black screen. But the menu sounds are playing. Fiddling a little with the video connector at the back of the Wii and managed to get video on screen, but as soon as I let go of the cable the black screen returned. Tried fiddling a bit more with the cable and again I could get a clear picture that went to black as soon as I let go of the cable (which is a component cable). Then I tried my composite cable. Exact same thing happened, which leads me to believe that it's not the cables, but the video connector on the Wii that has a loose connection to the motherboard somehow. Does this seem reasonable or could it be something else?
    If it's a bad solder joing, I figure I can try to fix it myself - does anyone know how to disassemble the Wii when I need to reach the bottom side of the main PCB and not just the upper side and the DVD drive that is enough for hardmodding?
    Thanks.

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    I am in no way an expert, but definitely sounds like a faulty connection to me.
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    I have seen a guide on how to disassemble a Wii on here before. Not sure where, but Google should get you there.
    I would try to borrow someone's cable to confirm your theory prior to taking it apart. You are probably correct though.

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    Thanks, guys. I will give it a teardown at some point and see if I can fix it.

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