Wii U Power Supply help
I have a problem and was wondering if anyone on the forums can help. I've got a wii U with a dead power supply and while I wait for a new one I thought I'd have a look inside to see if it was fixable. I discovered a section of the board that seems to have burned out it's three resistors I want to replace them but I don't know what the values are since they are burned.
It's a UK power supply WUP-002(UK) would it be possible for someone to look inside their power supply and tell me what the numbers are written on the three resistors marked R215, R227 and R228.
Here are some photos of what I mean.
Thank you in advance to anyone that can help.
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Why do you think those resistors are burned? Did you ohm them out?
Yes I have, R228 has no connection between it whatsoever and is completely burnt on the top. R215 sems ok but is burnt a little, but there's no harm in replacing it and R227 has some resistance but I'm not sure if it's correct because I can't read the marking because it is burnt off.
These resistors are the high power resistor line that goes to the HV start pin on the TEA1752LT chip just to the right of the red box in my overview photo. Without power here the low voltage side of the circuit won't start up. Giving the appearance of a dead PSU.
Did you play too much to kill it like that ?
Well it is hard to see the damage in the photos. Just open up your replacement power supply and ohm it out, but wouldn't this still be under warranty? Is a power supply even worth trying to fix? Even if you swap out those resistors you really have no idea what kind of damage may have been done to other components, I would not risk hooking it back up to a console. Recycle it.
Originally Posted by Gaijinsan
I think the guy's having withdrawals and simply wanted to explore all options (besides, I personally welcomed the look of the Wii-U innards). I'm sure this guy fully understands the risks --- I'd not advertise to Nintendo re: your disassembly project though, lol
Unfortunately my wii u was an eBay purchase, (it came with this problem) so sadly no proof of purchase which means I can't claim on warranty. Also the replacement ac adapter that I've bought is third party. because, in England official replacement ac adapters are not available. I'll try and get a replacement from Nintendo by being economical with the truth. If I'm lucky they'll send me a new one. In the mean time I'll have to risk it with the third party one and hope that it doesn't burn my house down. And also hope that the other adapter hasn't done any damage to the wii.
eBay purchase or not I would have still called nintendo. Any time I ever have they never asked me for proof of purchase. pretty sure the warranty would transfer to you. It's got a 12 month warrant (at least it does in NA) and the wArranty is tracked by serial number.
Thanks, I'll give it a try but Nintendo Europe seem to be a little more insistent on proof of purchase. Not sure why as it could easily have been given as a gift. I'll post here with any updates. If anything I might be able to help out a little with what I discover about the warranty process here in England.
Last edited by Gaijinsan; 06-16-2013 at 02:04 AM.
Just got email from Nintendo. £29 to repair.