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    Question What Will I Need to Get a Wii I Bought from South Korea Working in North America?

    Hi Everyone,


    I was wondering if some folks could give me some advice. A few years ago, I was living in South Korea and bought a Wii. We've since moved to Canada and have finally decided to get a TV (so we could use the Wii again of course!). Before we left, I had read somewhere that all I needed to do was to get a cheap part/adapter for the Wii to work here. Seeing as a few years have passed, I cannot remember what it is I need.

    So to save me two (or more trips, if the sales guy doesn't know what he's talking about) I was wondering, what exactly I would need to make a South Korean Wii work here in Canada? I tried looking in the forums without success.

    Friendly advice (or a link to where I can find this advice) would be appreciated!

    MrGisa
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    To do list:
    1. Korea electricity line is 220v, right? The power supply provided with the Korean Wii is not applicable in Canada. Need to buy a stepup transformer ( AC110 volt input, AC220 volt output, 60 watts rated) in order to use that power supply. Or, buy a new Wii power supply locally in your town, Canada, and use as is. I strongly suggest the later!
    2. Korean Wii only play Wii disc of Korean version (Region restriction applied). Unable for you to play Wii disc of North American version. Neither European version.
    3. You can SoftMod the Wii and change it's Region to USA ( apply AnyRegionChanger), and then you're qualified to play either Korean or American or Canadian Wii games. How? You need to learn something technically, certainly. Plz study the thread GUIDE: Softmod any Wii .
    4. Buy your new TV from Samsung. That would help you remembering Seoul.
    Enjoy!
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    Last edited by billyhome; 12-18-2012 at 07:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    To do list:
    1. Korea electricity line is 220v, right? The power supply provided with the Korean Wii is not applicable in Canada. Need to buy a stepup transformer ( AC110 volt input, AC220 volt output, 60 watts rated) in order to use that power supply. Or, buy a new Wii power supply locally in your town, Canada, and use as is. I strongly suggest the later!
    2. Korean Wii only play Wii disc of Korean version (Region restriction applied). Unable for you to play Wii disc of North American version. Neither European version.
    3. You can SoftMod the Wii and change it's Region to USA ( apply AnyRegionChanger), and then you're qualified to play either Korean or American or Canadian Wii games. How? You need to learn something technically, certainly. Plz study the thread GUIDE: Softmod any Wii .
    4. Buy your new TV from Samsung. That would help you remembering Seoul.
    Enjoy!
    lol
    Thanks for writing back. I'll just get a new transformer then. I have softmodded the Wii, so region settings are not an issue.

    As for the TV, my wife (Korean) is pushing for an LG TV, so we'll see what they go for after Christmas.

    Thanks again!

    Mr. Gisa
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    I wish you end up with a Panasonic 50" plasma TV for a Merry Christmas. lol

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    That'd be nice but I don't think Santa would be able to carry and drop off such a big (and expensive) TV. We may go with a 40" but that should be good enough to play mariokart on...

    Have a great xmas!
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