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What will happen if it is plugged into a 220 volt AC

I plugged the Wii into a 220 volt AC outlet and something has happened. What will happen if it is plugged into a 220 volt AC adapter. I wasn't given a 220 volt AC adapter

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  • aacoler Apr 10, 2009

    I also plugged in my 110 Wii that I bought in the States into a 220 outlet. I ordered a new AC adaptor figuring that this would resolve the issue but now I am not so convinced. Do you think that I messed up the actual console?



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Hi there, it depends where you got your Wii from.

if your Wii was from japan or another country which uses only a 110v AC power supply then you could have either blown some fuses inside the wii or at worse you could have fried some of the internals.

First of all find out which adapter you where supplied with, check the voltage rating on the adaptor. if it is a 110v adaptor then you may need to have your Wii replaced.

Hope this helps

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