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Wii in Black & White

Did all the connections. to TV. Yellow to yellow, etc, sound and picture are almost perfect. Almost, because the picture is in black and white. Called Nintendo and they are replacing the"new " unit with a refurbished unit. At this point, I'm at wits end on how to get the color display. I see all the blogs showing all the fantastic colors and man am I jealous. If anyone can help before I get the refurbished (used) unit. I would be forever grateful.

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> Nintendo UK
55-57 High Street
Tel: +44 (0)870 6060247 (Calls charged at National Rate)
Fax: +44 (0)2392 383 444
Registered at
Companies House, Cardiff, (31st January 2001)
Company No. FC022968
Branch No. BR005889
Managing Director
Satoru Shibata

if you need any othere phone number or address ill be happy to post it up for you cheers

Thanks From Me and FixYa

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