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Lots of black spots and black lines in my picture.

I am having trouble with my wii, i am getting black spots and lines in my picture, i have connected to 3 tv's and is the same,

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem. A solution that was offered involved using
    another tv. That is not a satisfactory solution since I only have this one
    tv, a GE 31" that is built-in to my entertainment center! I connected the
    RCA cables (1)yellow-audio? and (1)white-video? and (1)red-audio? not
    connected. I think my problem could also be that I am getting power from
    my auxilliary unswitched outlet on my cable box. Any suggestions as to viable solutions are appreciated. Tomorrow I am going to try using a different
    outlet location with an extension cord to see if that solves the problem.


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it sounds like you may be trying to plug a standard composit video cable (yellow) into a component video input (red, green, and blue)
these are actually two different connections. Most LCD tv's will have both options (sometimes there in weird different spots on the tv tho) if you don't have a standard RGB (red, white, and yellow composite video input) then you may need to purchase a component cable either at a local store or you can get one for $5 on Ebay
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When I try to hook up my nintendo wii to an hdtv I get a black and white picture? The RCA cable only has 3 cables and the input on the tv has 5 outlets.. could this be the reason? how can I get it to work?

The RCA cable you are using is meant for standard resolution TV's. There should be a spot on the HD TV for the standard RCA cable. This will resolve the black and white color issue but unfortunately you will not get the benefits of your HD TV. Your best be is to get a composite cable for the Wii. You can get the cable from target or wall-mart but online shopping will typically result in a cheaper price.

I hope the info listed above has helped in some way.
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My wii has power but no picyure why?

Check The cables that connect to the TV. Make sure that the cable is securely connected to the console. Next make sure that if your using the Red, White, Yellow composite cables everything lined up. Yellow is video and should go with the slot labeled video on the TV or the yellow slot on the TV. Red is right audio and should be put in the labeled spot for right audio on the TV or with the red spot on the TV. Lastly white is left audio and should be put in the spot that is labeled left audio on the TV or in the white spot on the TV. If all of the cables are hooked up like so, and everything is secure yet there is still no picture, you need to buy a new cable because it seems that one may have been damaged. If there is still no picture with the new cable, then your last option is to try it with another TV. If it works with the other TV, the 1st TV your trying to put it on has a faulty composite input. If it still doesn't work on the other 2nd TV, then there is an internal problem with the Wii and needs to be repaired or replaced.
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Make sure your component cables are properly connected. That means the 3 cables on one end are attached to their colour-coordinated spots, and the connection on the other end is attached to you Wii. Make sure your TV is on, the Wii is on, and your TV is on the right "input". You can get to different inputs by going into your TVs menu.

If all this is done and your Wii still isn't showing anything, then switch to a new TV to see if it will work there. If it doesn't, then it's likely your Wii's component cords are damaged. You can find new ones in almost any large store. Just make sure you're getting the correct ones.

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Well see if it happens again, it may have been a one time thing. but try reconnecting the AV cables to the tv or change the picture settings on the wii setup options.
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Black dots and black lines in my picture with my nintendo wii.

This is quite normal if your Wii console is overheating. Try disconnecting it from the power, and place it somewhere with a lot more air circulation. Leave it for a few hours at least. Then plug it back in, and see if the problem is solved. If this solves your problem, then you just need to make sure the Wii stands in a cooler place (not above the air holes from your TV / Audio amp, for example). You may also wish to place a vacuum cleaner near the air holes of your Wii to make sure it is't full of dust.

If it keeps happening, you may have to take the Wii back to the store to get it cleaned properly, and to get the fans checked.

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Nintendo said it was a problem they are aware of. They think the video cards are overheating and getting damaged. The only problem is that my Wii has never been in an enclosed space. it is a major "fix."
Remember, your warranty is 90 days after the first year ends. . . if you start noticing this problem be sure to call BEFORE February 17 (or Feb 15 if you got it pre-release from friends at Nintendo).

· call this number for troubleshooting call 1-800-255-3700 and talk to a live representative Nintendo Wii

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I've never heard of something like this, but I might be able to help. You may already know this, but when a magnet or a speaker is close to a television, the screen may develop a purple or blue spot. Look around your TV for: magnets, speakers, phones and even headphones. If you find anything like this laying around your TV, remove them immediately! As they can leave permanent damage to your TV.

If possible, try hooking your Wii up to another TV and see if you get the same problem. If so, then I'm not quite sure what to do... Sorry, Guess I wasn't much help, huh...? ^-^;

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