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Wii screen on TV goes black and white

Screen goes black and white , sometimes.

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  • mrscrashp Jan 18, 2008

    We switched from Wii Sports to Guitar Hero last night. Everything was ok. Then this morning when we went to play the guitar game it would go to start, turn black and white with a grid of Wii symbols, play the opening tone and stop. We then sturned everyting else and tried again with the sports and guitar. It was the same result.

  • Molybdenum Jan 26, 2008

    When I plug my Wii in the whoe menu screen and any games i play are in black and white - i dont know whats wrong as all connections between tv and wii are correct - ive tried changing channels and unplugging and replugging in but it stays colourless... any solutions?

  • Alexapink Feb 09, 2008

    My Wii just started showing the black and white for no apparent reason.  I have unplugged all the connections and replugged them in - but no change.  I have also tried to move the connection from AV2 to AV3 but this didn't solve it either.  Am writing this as I have now headed to the internet for help to solve the problem.

  • rsarbach Mar 11, 2008

    About a week after buying guitar hero for the Wii, my TV would turn black and white. When you switch to regular TV it also is in black and white. If you turn the TV off for a while the TV is back in color but the Wii is still black and white.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    My Nintendo Wii has powered on but the picture is black and white?

  • AK4700 May 15, 2008

    my wii went black and white.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    my tv went black & white....

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    My wii is black and white but when I watch tv or use my dvd player its in colour and I checked my wiis cords but nothing is amatter with them.

  • anilmull Aug 08, 2008

    I have had the same problem with my GameCube and Wii. I am using a CRT TV and connect with either scart or RGB (yellow, red, white) cable. This is really weird! Can anyone explain?

  • joelandsteph Sep 10, 2008

    i also have experienced my we turning black and white it sucks please help me

  • wolfsbayne Oct 29, 2008

    Works fine on a different tv but cant get colour on the tv I want to use

  • Richard Alpert Dec 25, 2008

    i have the same problem but when I jiggle connections it goes back to color. Keep shappening and I don't know if it is the TV or the cables?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    we got a new wii on our hi-def its black/white and the only sound is the sound from the wii remotes

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    the screen is black and white on the wii but not on the normal tv

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I got the same kind of problem here but i only have it with certain games ... When i play wii sports or zelda its in collor but with Destroy all humans big willy unleashed its black and white... HELP :S

  • Craig Underhill
    Craig Underhill May 11, 2010

    Are you using component (RGB) cables to connect your Wii to your television? If you are, check all the connections to make sure they are plugged in good. If you are not using the component cables, make sure that you either haven't accidentally plugged the Wii into the component inputs on your television, or that you have your television set for component.

    Good Luck.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    wii black and white on rca tv

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    wii black and white on rca tv



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Your a lot better at this than i am ipod freak i can tell you that

Posted on Jan 21, 2008


Http:// tells you what to do if your wii turns black and white. have the same problem. will probably get it repaired, but i live in Norway ffs! would have to send it to the uk or something to get it fixed=(

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