While my wii was disassembled, I tried to power it on by pressing the power button with a screwdriver but I slipped just slightly and barely made contact with the metal behind the plastic button. I suspect the screwdriver may have also contacted the led and short circuited. The wii will not turn on anymore ... it's just dead.
Has this happened to anybody else? Any suggestions on how to troubleshot/fix or is it toast?
its your power supply fuse...we have had this happen before and you just need to replace the power supply. they are very cheap around $20 online
Thanks Gmodz. The power supply fuse you're referring to ... is it a fuse in the ac adapter on the power cord or is it a part on the Wii mobo?
If it's on the Wii, do you know where I can find the steps to access it / replace it?
Gmodz put me on the right track. After googling power supply issues, I found a Nintendo troubleshooting site. Turns out the Wii power supply has an internal reset ... just unplug for 90 seconds. I did this and the power came back.
glad to see you got it going! the dead power supply we got was completely dead and we had to open it up and replace the fuse
lol , we've seen this happen so many times on the forums, it sure is a scare. most the time just unplugging it does the trick, sometimes the fuse would need to be changed, either way its no big deal , but scary at first !
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Wow, what a simple solution to a scary problem. Thanks for posting the solution.
Thank a lot guys, for the great tip about this 90 secs unplugging. I was scared to death that my WII was bricked, but it came alive after the 90 secs waiting.
Yeah thanks alot, I was just working the kinks out of my wiikey and went to shut off the console, missed the button and bridged something with the screwdriver, I thought that was the end of my Wii