Hi, first i am new to this forum and forums in general so i am sorry if i am doing something wrong.
I have a wii that was purchased back in 2006 (i think) the night it it was released so i have all the boot2, nand backup, etc things. Recently i opened up my wii as a learning experience and i was not thinking at the time. I had my wii sitting on that mettle plate in the wii case and it got moved while on that plate(disk drive was not attached and it was in standby mode), i then saw a spark and the system went off. I lost all power and the red light. Last week i decided to pull it out and take a look at it, to my surprise the red light turned on. when i hit the power button the disk drive received power but made that noise for 5-10 seconds when it use to just be for 2 or so. While the green light is on my tv receives no audio or video signal. To turn off my wii i need to pull the power cord or hold the power button till the red light comes back. I was sure i fried something and my wii was trash but i dont understand how it is receiving power again.
My question is though, is this a brick and is there anything i can do to bring my wii back. I knew the risks when opening my wii but that would be awesome if i could get it back.
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I can power my wii using the Wiimote so im assuming the bluetooth module is working alright.
I forgot to mention, the data ribbon between the board and disk drive is partially cut(2 or 3 of the wires on it don't work) would that make a difference? i think i remember being able to boot without the drive connected at all but just couldn't play any wii games including the ones on my usb hd, i might be wrong though.
Last edited by jeffjj; 09-30-2010 at 05:18 AM. Reason: aditional info
yes that can make the wii do all sorts of crazyness.
disconnect the drive completely and try again, if it works, then replace the ribbon cable.
with the drive disconnected, games and apps might not launch, but you will get to the system menu.
Without the drive power/data cable connected I still get no audio/video so no system menu, also idk if this makes a difference but I can't put the wii into standby mode
Anyone have any ideas?
Hey, who said to bump your thread buddy? LOL J/K
Making your Wii spark is never a good thing. Since it's not a problem with your BT module, you may want to take a look at the wi-fi module as that could be toast depending on where the short was. If the wi-fi module ends up being the problem you should consider yourself lucky since it could be any number of things at this point including your motherboard.
How would you test the wifi chip?
I would start by pulling it out of it's socket and inspecting it. Push it back in tight and see if that does anything since it could've just come loose but I doubt this is the case. The other test would be to try replacing it with a new one and see if that does the trick.
How much would a new 1 cost and is it possible to try something else to test it?