Re: My son plugged the Wii power supply to a 220-v...
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.
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There are two possible scenario's when you accidentally plug a 110V device in a 220V outlet: 1: The power supply to the device you plug in gets fried. this is your best case scenario. See if you can borrow a Wii power supply from a friend and test your console with this power supply. If this works, you just need a new power supply and all is well. 2. Your Wii gets fried. Worst case scenario: your Wii got fried. If it is still in warranty, see if they will cover this damage under the manufacturer warranty, if not, I am afraid you will either need to pay for repairs or buy a new console.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but plugging a 110V device in a 220V outlet generally will fry one thing or the other or even both.
Unplug everything! There is a "breaker" in the power supply and it may need to be reset. Just unplug all cables from the TV and outlets. Let it sit for a couple hours then plug everything back in and it should work fine. If not then the power supply has shorted out due to a strong power surge. You can claim it under your home owners insurance or call Nintendo and try to get it replaced. Thanks! Good luck and happy gaming!!
Well your warranty won't cover it thats for sure. So with that bit of knowledge, locate your nearest console/modchip shop. They also do console repairs etc and should be able to repair or replace the power supply as long as the internals are ok apart from that.