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Horizontal black bar on screen and no sound

My Wii hasn't been working well lately. When using the Wii channels, a black bar often appears in the middle of the screen which splits the image (the top of the image is on the bottom and the rest is on top) and makes the sound stop working. The black bar that appears doesn't seem to be recognized as part of the image because when I point the Wii Mote at the screen I can't move the pointer over it. (I have to move the pointer to the very top of the screen to get to the bottom rather than moving it straight down) The black bar will also cause the image to "shake" up and down sometimes. It kinda reminds me of a broken video tape. This also happens when I play Wii Fit but some of my other games work just fine. Hopefully this is a simple problem; I'm not very good with technology. :(

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It's probably overheating (fan is broken)

You can get a third party to replace it if you want, but I would actually recommend sending it to Nintendo.

Unlike Sony and MS, Nintendo has awesome repair services. They will do any repair under (1 year) warranty for free and if it's not under warranty then they will still do it for cheap. It cost me something like $96 (in Canada) after shipping.

They are also very quick, usually in a week you'll have your system back.

The best part is, whether your system is under warranty or you pay for the repair, you get a renewed 1 YEAR warranty with Nintendo, this is far better than Sony and MS who only do 90 days!

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