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Wii VC games won't play on hdtv

On trying to play virtual console games on my HDtv I only have a black screen. If i press the home button the menu shows but then when i return to game, it goes black again. I have tried pressin z & a & 2 other buttons but this doesn't seem to work on all games, can you help?

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  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    yeah whats up with that

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. If I turn the TV off then back on, or switch inputs, then it will come on, but the top half of the screen is partially on the bottom.

  • lucdozzi Dec 30, 2008

    yeah the same exact thing happens with me im stumped

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

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  • james Jul 27, 2013

    its my Wii console is corrupted can it be fixed

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I had the same Black Screen problem and I finally have a fix for it!

When using component video cables and a HDTV: Go into the Wii's system settings, under Screen, change TV Resolution to HDTV (480p) instead of Standard TV (480i) and change to Widescreen (16:9) under Widescreen Settings.

This worked for me, good luck!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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