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    horizontal white lines

    hello,

    i have done a search on this and have not found an answer so i decided to post and hope not to be criticized too severely

    i recently bought a wii off of ebay. it came with a few games.. i only really bought it because i always play on my pc and my girl gets pissed. the wii is girl friendly, and i thought we could play together or something.

    so long story short, everything worked fine on it. we played it a little bit, it's ok, i'm still not a console fan..

    but i did have alot of fun hacking it. in fact that was the most fun i've had with it. i have not run into any problems. i have a wd ext drive and load all my games via uloader. all the games that people seem to have difficulty running work fine for me, and i have these excellent guides to thank.. there is one thing that is quite irritating.

    ever since i modded this, (btw i am at sys 4.2 and updated to cIOS 38 rev 14) i have noticed some white lines that run horizontal on the screen and move upward. they are faint, but there, and most noticeable on black screen. they are also noticeable in-game and look slightly jagged.

    i did read a thread about this where the problem was a faulty graphics card, but i am pretty certain i would have noticed this when i bought it. i did not notice until i modded it. this is why i feel that i may have done something wrong. i followed the guides, but i do not in any way fully understand what i did, or even remember all of the steps i took, and in what succesion..

    if anyone has any advice or is experiencing a similar problem pls advise. thank you in advance.

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    To be honest with you, I honestly dont think it was something you did when you modded it. When you mod the console, you are dealing with the nand files. Your not dealing with graphic cards. You either mod it right or you dont thus bricking it. I havent read anywhere about a bad mod causing this problem. I would say though thats its either the graphics card or something in the line of video possibly video cord itself. I just dont think you should get all uptight about it being something you caused. You said everything works fine except for that. I just dont think its something you did.
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    Yeah I tend to agree with Jasons34. The video chip may have already begun to degrade during it's time with the previous owner, if that's the case. Just to be safe ensure that Wiiconnect24 is turned off, as this has been known to heat certain consoles to the point of damaging their internal components. You can do this by navigating to Wii Options > Wii Settings > Wiiconnect24 and from here choose Wiiconnect24(again) > Off, navigate back one page, select Standby > Off.

    Now I also think Jason's other idea is a great one. It could be that you just have faulty or dirty cables/connections. Check for any rips, tears, or crimps in the cable line. Also take a small, soft rag and dust off the connection points of your cables and the ports on the tv (make sure it's off). I do hope you get this working, as it just doesn't sound like it's your fault.
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    so in your opinion it could be the stock component/sound cable that comes with the wii, or it's graphics card. i would tend to agree, except for timing of said incident being right when i did the mod. but again, it is over my head (as are nand files) so i will take your word for it. what would be my next logical move to remedy this situation?

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    Well if it's the graphics chip there's not much you can do, aside from replacing the whole motherboard. Hopefully it's not that, so otherwise start checking those cables out. Make sure you clean the connections - dirt (sometimes almost invisible) can degrade the signal enough to have visible effects onscreen. If you've checked those out and they look good, getting another set of cables to try is always an option but could be a waste of money. You might have to settle with it for now and hope the issue resolves itself or, at least, doesn't get worse.
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    i did check the cable it looks fine. i cleaned the connection points, and ports. also there are several component cable inputs on the tv, and i tested in each with the same result. Wiiconnect 24 has been off all along. it's not that it does not work, but the picture degradation is definately annoying and something i would like to fix. i have considered formatting and remodding, just to be certain, but am not sure if/how it is even possible. and from the feedback i am getting, it seem that that is not my issue. not quite sure how to proceed at this point except to buy a new cable..

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    Know anyone else that has a wii? If so try out their A/V cables and see what happens. If this is REALLY bothering you, you could try and make your wii a virgin again and see if the lines go away. Just take much precautions as to not brick the console. Make sure you have bootmii installed with a backup of your nand and also install preloader. Its just up to you how far you want to go to figuring this problem out. If this has happened to my wii, I would do whatever it takes to get it resolved but then again I am the kind of person that is VERY picky when it comes to all my stuff.
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    Also try the wii on a different TV. You never know.
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    dammit lol. it's a nice setup too. i bought a 640g wd ext hd just for the games. the only thing i'm not not thrilled with is the uloader interface.. and of course this picture issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasons34 View Post
    Also try the wii on a different TV. You never know.
    +1 to that idea.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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