The power supply to my wii is not working, could it be the transformer that is the problem? I have dusted the console, unplugged everything and plugged it back in, but still no power supply, what can the problem be?
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Re: Nintendo wii no power supply
Unplug the power adapter at both ends (at the console and especially at the power outlet). Give the capacitors at least a minute (perhaps longer) to completely dissipate residual energy. Make absolutely sure to wait long enough during power disconnection. Then, hook it back up and it should be good to go.
If the power light does not come back on, even after wait several minutes. The power adapter will likely need to be replaced. Any electronics shop will be able to test the power adapter first to be sure it is the problem.
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Try your wii power supply in your friends' house. If your power supply didn't work on your friends wii, Buy new power supply. If it worked on your friend's wii then your wii is dead. Call Nintendo to take care of it. If you dont have a warranty, do it yourself. Take out the motherboard and google Wii FUSE. Chage the fuse. If you don't have the fuse, use soldering iron and join the palce you place the fuse together. If that didn't work again, Replace the wii motherboard. Trust me your wii will work this time and your MII you created will still be there because they are all on your harddrive not wii motherboard.
in all likleihood its the transformer at fault and not the wii itself ..i suggest trying another transformer available at most retailers wal mart etc... and if its not the problem save the packaging to return it
After lots of surfing around, I found a suggestion that said to unplug the power supply from BOTH the Wii AND the wall for a few minutes because the power supply block has to reset itself. (I had only been unplugging it from the back of the Wii) Try it!! It works!!!! | wish I could find it again because I'd like to thank the person! Too bad Nintendo doesn't tell you this!!
The console is always on when it is plugged in. The transformer will take care of any excess power input, but if you have downloads running or that kind of thing the Wii will do them while it is plugged in. Treat the ON button as a sleep button rather than a power off one. A 220v power source won't damage the console.
When the console is plugged in and "switched off" the console uses the same power as a low energy lightbulb.
The power supply for your Wii has probably gone bad. Contact your local game stores to see if they sell replacements. Also, you might want to try going through Nintendo, but I would not suggest that. Your best bet is a game store or possibly eBay. The power supply has gone out on several of the Wii's that have come into my store, and the customers think that it is the Wii. It's just a faulty pwoer supply, especially since you know that the plug on the wall works.
Wii consoles are region-specific and different regions also use different television standards.
You have potentially three problems:
Wii consoles are region-specific. Games for US/Canada won't work in a European Wii
European Wii consoles output PAL video signals. US/Canada/Japan TVs except NTSC video signals.
European Wii consoles likely require 220-volt power. US/Canada/Japan is 100-120-volt power.
So now your solutions for each:
You need to get games from France (or at least Europe) You can also look into a device called the Freeloader, but I'm not sure if it works with Wii games yet (the original allowed Gamecube consoles to play games from different regions)
You'll need a multi-standard TV, or a television standards converter. Tourist-y camera shops often sell converter boxes. You need to convert from a PAL video signal to an NTSC video signal in order to connect it to your TV.
Check the power adapter of the Wii. If it lists "110-240 volts" or "100-240 volts" (at least a voltage number in the 100-something range) on it, then the power supply will work and you just need an international plug adapter. You can get these from most travel stores and electronics stores. If the power adapter does not list a voltage in the 100-something range on it, then you will need a step-up transformer - that will convert power from 120-volt to 220-volt or 240-volt. The transformer may or may not have the right type of power receptacle, so you may also need a plug adapter. Check your local electronics store for this. Tell them you have a device from Europe and want to run it on your local electrical power. They should know what you need. If you have a choice, get one that is designed for computer or laptop use, as the cheaper ones provide "dirty" power which is fine for hair dryers and such, but bad for electronics.