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Wii black screen

I got a couple of games downloaded from wii shopping
and tried to play them,
seem once they try to load the screen turn black but i can hear the music.
i press the home button on the remote and i can see the game on pause with the option of rest or wii menu then i hit reset and it happen all over again

now what

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Re: Wii black screen

The following fix should help users who do have problems with some virtual console games for the Nintendo Wii that display only a black screen after starting them while the sound remains normal. This does not work in all occasions but should work if you get the Wii menu when you press Home and works only for games that received an update for the interlaced mode.
Try out the following to see if this fixes the issue. Start the game normally until you see the black screen. Connect the Nunchuck to the Wiimote and press Home to see the menu options. Now press A + 2 + Z together which should result in a short “ping-like” sound.
This should have activated the interlaced mode. Leave the menu and you should see the normal game screen and not the black screen anymore. To change the mode again press A + 1 + Z using the same method as above

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Re: Wii black screen

Follow above instructions but start game, press home button and go to operation guide. press A+Z+2+any other button.

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Re: Wii black screen

If you have a HD tv, you must go to Wii settings and change your screen resolution to HDTV. My HDTV worked with the old red white yellow cables, but needed this setting changed when I upgraded to the new component cables.

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