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No sound on nintendo wii

Everything else on the wii works except the sound we ahve tried the wires elsewhere and also the wii on a different tv set but still no sound what can we do.

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    bought nintendo wii for christmas present and there is no sound coming out of it. Everything else works, Bought new lead etc but made no difference. Playing all games in silence?

  • debbiehowe Jan 03, 2008

    yes - same problem - no sound from TV but there is sound from remotes.

  • darkFix Jan 03, 2008

    Wii in Belgium

    Same problem. At first everything worked just fine, even better, it all worked fine for a few months. Then, just a few days ago, I wanted to play a game and it was all silent.

    The Wii-mote speakers work, but there's no sound from the Wii (tv) itself. I checked everything. The wires, the settings (tried mono, stereo and surround), used another scart-entry (dunno how you call that), ...

    I also tried other inputs (stereo) and the sound worked just fine. So the problem must be the Wii. I'm hoping to find a solution quickly, because this is no fun at all.

  • eepa Jan 05, 2008

    Same thing here - worked just fine for about a month and suddenly no sound at all, except through remotes. TV sound is fine. Hasn't been touched since last time it was played.

  • chagi Jan 06, 2008

    We just ran into the same problem. It was working fine until yesterday. Tried a system update, but it made no difference.

  • millerrod Jan 11, 2008

    1. I had the wii for a few months , but the other day a lighting stroke near the house ,and no sound just in the remotes,a computer tec, checked it out and told me the sound card was damaged ,and i need to change it....the only problem i live over seas,domincan republic ,so i need to now wear in the united states can i by a sound card for the wii?????

  • FixMeGJ Feb 02, 2008

    We have the same problem. Working great since Christmas, then yesterday, suddenly no more sound. Sound from the remotes, but not the TV. Nothing has been changed in the setup, cables, or ninentdo updates. The one thing we did was install the Check Mii Out channel, and the Voting channel

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    Same thing, got up one day and had no sound :(

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    same issues as everyone else here

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    No sound.Checked av 1 and av 2 and front imputs.Tried another game,still no sound.The remote does have sound.I'll be going to troubleshooting then customer assistance.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    Sound of my working great then just like that no sound. Nothing was changed. Any suggestions? Anyone?????

  • wneitzel Jan 12, 2009

    We just came across the same problem - the sound on the tv is not working, we have picture and sound coming out of remotes.  Anyone find a solution?

  • Sunshinefatt Feb 01, 2009

    I have sound comming out of the remotes but nothing out of the console itself. I have tried different prots, different games hooked up to the same ports and everything seems to check out fine. So I'm guessing it's the WII itself and I can't seem to find anywhere that I can get it fixed or even an idea of how much this will cost. This becomes very frusterating seeing how I had to have thw WII right away when it first came out. I don't know where the receipt is or if it is even a warrentied item

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    The problem is with the Wii itself. It seems like the sound card is dead or dying. Mine had no sound, then eventually as I kept it on, the sound would return. Now it's doing the opposite where it starts with sound, but it gradually fades away. Both ways, the sound is distorted.

    It is the Wii. My TV has fine sound, I plugged in my Gamecube to the same ports and the sound worked just fine.

    Unfortunately, I am NOT under warranty as I've had the system for over a year. It would cost me $75 to send it in to Nintendo. That is an unacceptable price to me. I'm not happy about it at all.



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We ended up sending our Wii to Nintendo of America. They were quick to repair it. Actually, I was pleasantly surprised how good the service was. You have to login to the Nintendo website and report the problem. If your Wii is registered and under warranty, they will send you a prepaid shipping label. You sent the console in, and they ship it back. The whole thing took about a week. The website allows you to track the repair and shipping process.

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Nintendo has this problem solving thing, I ran through it. It comes down to this: you have to bring your Wii back to the shop or send it directly to Nintendo. This seems like a recent/new problem since I've only heard about it on this site.

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Since it is new, I would think it is defective, please return it and get a new one and if the new one has the same problem let me know but most likely a wire or a joint inside the wii is broken or disconnected. Since it is new and still under warranty, don't try to open, just return. Thank you and have a good day.

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This sounds like an output cable fault.
Check that the cable connecting from the wii to tv is secure. ( not angled )
If you have different output/input sockets on the T/V ( scart et,c ) try a different socket.
Try the Wii on a different television Set.
Check that the mains plug ( if plugged into an extension Board ) Or double socket. Isn,t picking up electrical interference from another source. or loose wire on another plug, sharing the same sockets.
try moving the wii sensor bar, to a different location. ( above or below the T/V )
if you have a friend/relative who owns a wii, ask to borrow thier lead to try out. this is a process of elimination.
If none of these suggestions solves your problem, then you have a suspected console fault ( motherboard or graphics chip overheating problem )
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