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The Wii powers up, but the TV says that it is unable to detect a signal.

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  • emolinari Nov 17, 2009

    Thanks..but I wish it was that easy of a problem. The Wii console shows power green but even if I remove tbe AVI cable, the TV doesnt see a difference. Hopefully its the cable and not the ports on the TV.



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Try making sure your Audio/Video cables are connected to the television and the other end is connected correctly into the Wii. If you have a flat screen, make sure you are on the right Input setting.

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