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Wii game in black and white only

Just hooked up brand new wii; all games show up in black and white only on our tv

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  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. . All screens & games are in black & white when we plug in the Wii. . .

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Make sure all connections are snug, push them in, try to use it on another tv to see if you have the same problem

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My wii when i turn it on it only has lines going across the screen.. about a week back it was saying something about the memory. now it wont load the wii menu nor will it load any games... if anyone knows...


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Situation:

The console powers on and shows a black and white image on the television screen
The console powers on and there is no image on the television
 

What to do:

Determine whether the Standard AV Cables (packaged with the system) or the Component Cables (sold separately) are being used.
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Ensure the yellow, red, and white cables are connected to the correct corresponding inputs on the TV. (How To)
Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.
If the TV does not have the yellow, red and white inputs, it will most likely have component inputs which allow standard AV cable use. Try these AV hookup steps. (How To)
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Still Not Resolved:

If the television is continues to show a black and white image when powering on the Wii console, then the problem is likely with the system and it will need to be repaired. Please call 1-800-255-3700 so that we may assist you further.
 

 
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Wii in black and white


Picture Is Black and White or Does Not Appear Situation:
  • The console powers on and shows a black and white image on the television screen
  • The console powers on and there is no image on the television


What to do:
  • Determine whether the Standard AV Cables (packaged with the system) or the Component Cables (sold separately) are being used.

  • AV Cables

    • Ensure the yellow, red, and white cables are connected to the correct corresponding inputs on the TV. (How To)

    • Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.

    • If the TV does not have the yellow, red and white inputs, it will most likely have component inputs which allow standard AV cable use. Try these AV hookup steps. (How To)

  • Component Cables

    • Ensure the red, blue and green video cables are connected to the correct corresponding inputs on the TV. (How To)

    • Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.


Still Not Resolved:
  • If the television is continues to show a black and white image when powering on the Wii console, then the problem is likely with the system and it will need to be repaired. Please call 1-800-255-3700 so that we may assist you further.

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Make sure that you have switched the Wii to component video in the system setting menus. Once you have done that, you should have a color picture in 480p! Hope this helps!

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no your wii is in pal (UK EDITION) while your tv is NTSC( USA EDITION) so not compactible. So try seeing if tv has setting of switchin to pal if not sorry this means you can only by and play uk games if you got the wii in the usa its the opposite for you.

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You might want to check the cables connected in to the back of the tv mainly the yellow a.v cable. If you absolutely have it hooked up right its either your a/v cables are something wrong with the wii console itself and since its brand new I would take it back. I would make sure its hooked up properly first maybe even try it on a diffrent tv.

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Try the different inputs on your TV to see if its black and white on all of them. If thats the case then try another TV, if its still black and white then its a problem with the Wii. If it works well on another TV then you know the original TV is the problem.

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You probably don't have something hooked up right or connected all the way. If you are using component video cables, make sure that all of the different plugs are plugged into the matching socket on your TV. Also, make sure you have your TV on the right channel (3 or 4) if that's how you have it setup.
Otherwise, you will want to look at the input settings on your TV and make sure you are receiving the correct input, and if you have your Wii plugged into a VCR instead of directly to your TV, try hooking it up directly to see if it works.
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