I have the same problem, but instead the power supply to the wii (grey brick thing for power) has gone bust. I don't know if I should replace it or try to fix it. It got cut off from the lightning and won't work now :(. My dad thinks the fuse has been blown and cut off the output (12V) to the wii. Please help!
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if your've had a power surge (bc of a thunderstorm or other power problem) the power brick may have gone bad. Its basically a surge protector for your wii as well as the power source. If it is bad the only solution is to buy a new power brick, I think theyre like 20 or 30 at gamestop.
If it doesn't read any cds, you could try asking Nintendo to repair it. I don't know how much that costs.
if you are smart, you read instructions thoroughly and you are willing to risk your wii to a small possibility of bricking you could try and softmodding your wii to play backup games through your external hard drive or sd card.
but i don't recommend it unless you are willing to put a lot of time and research into softmodding your wii.
Q:What is a brick? A:To brick a Wii is to damage the console beyond repair - as in 'A bricked Wii has all the electronic functionality of a brick'. To put it simply, fully bricked Wii consoles do absolutely nothing. The term is often used in situations where modifying a system's firmware (without necessarily making any alterations to the machine's hardware) has caused it to become inoperable.
Q: I've heard people talking about semi, banner and full bricks, What's the difference?
A: Semi bricks - Usually caused by installing an update from an out of region game. This is when a small error has occurred in the wii's system menu. If your wii is semi bricked you will not be able to access the Wii Settings.
Banner bricks - This is caused when one installs a wad that is corrupted or has an incorrect banner size. It may also be caused by installing Preloader on the wrong system menu. You will know your wii is banner bricked because when you boot your wii and it freezes after the health screen and/or say the system files are corrupted.
Full Bricks - These bricks are usually caused when the System's IOS is corrupted or uninstalled. The wii will either give an opera error or just a black screen at boot.
Once you figure out the type of brick you have then go here and read the faqs on how to fix it:
To fix a semi brick or a full bricked Wii, you will need a backup of your Wii's NAND. Hopefully you made a backup of your Wii's NAND using BootMii.
Try pluggin the power adaper into a differnet wall socket. Also try pluggin a different device into the socket that the Wii is currently plugged into to test that the socket is good. Make sure all cables are connected firmly including the spot on the power brick. If this does not work then something has either gone bad in the Wii or the power brick is dead.
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.