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Wii power supply problem

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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  • ghlc Jul 29, 2009

    Well thanks for the help. My dad is ordering a new one from nintendo. Thanks for the help! :)

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I would buy a used/new one from the game store. If lightning got it, it's going to have fried more than just a "fuse".

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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Unplug your power cord from wall and WII wait 2 minutes (full 2 min) Try your WII , if still no power call Nintendo.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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