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    Unhappy Intermittent, random blank screen

    I fired up my Wii after many, many months of letting it collect dust and decided to get all of its modding up to date.

    I followed the "Guide: Softmod ANY Wii" post (which is flipping brilliant!) perfectly (as far as I can tell) and without any errors whatsoever.

    But, I now have a very anoying issue: The screen goes blank for 2-3 seconds every few minutes, yet the sound is still audible.

    I've tried to narrow it down to a specific app, game, screen, whatever, but it happens any time, anywhere from the Priiloader menu, to a USB loader, to during gameplay.

    This ofcourse makes gaming on the Wii horriible now.

    Before posting this, I went as far as to re-load my NAND and SD backups to make sure it isn't happening before the re-mod (it doesn't) then re-ran the Softmod guide again just to me sure, but no joy.

    Has any one else experiences this? I can't work out what it could be if it's happeneing everywhere.

    Thanks in advance.

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    That is a weird one. Have you tried using component cables? The ones with the green jack?

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    Hi bmario,

    Yeah, I'm using official component cables.

    I feel this has to be something in the softmod files that is causing this as it's fine when I revert to my backups.

    Not looking forward to testing after every step though.

    I've since found a few other places online with people mentioning the same issue, but none of them post the fix.

    What do think would cause it, considering it's happening right from Priiloader onwards?

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    The only time I have witnessed this issue was when i bought cheap cables from ebay and every now and then it would black screen for a second or two, i doubt that this has anything to do with the softmod process

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    Exact same thing happened to me last night, I ditched the cheap component cable i bought and went back to the original s video cable that came with the wii. All is fine now.
    Check your cable.

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    Thanks for the advice guys. But I don't think it's the cable.

    It's a proper Nintendo offical one, not moved for ages and the random black-out doesn't happen when I restore the NAND and SD card to the state before I followed the guide mentioned above.

    I'm going to go through the guide again, stopping where it's safe to see if I can narrow down the cause.


    P.S. Another interesting thing to note; is that the black-outs don't happen during the BootMii backup and restores (via boot2)
    Last edited by greenerk; 02-24-2013 at 01:37 AM.

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    Well this is embarrassing...

    I was getting nowhere with the troubleshooting so decide to "jiggle" the component cable...


    The black-outs haven't come back all day :-)

    Good grief.

    Off to the shops tomorrow I feel.

    The fact they didn't happen in the pre-guide state must have been pure fluke!
    Last edited by cjizzle; 02-24-2013 at 08:44 AM. Reason: please dont double post...use the edit button

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    And not a thank u in sight

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