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Wii LED Green, but no Startup on screen. Cannot power off either.

The LED on my brother's wii turns green when you press it, but the console doesn't startup; the screen stays black. Pressing the power button once its green won't power it off either. I plugged in my wii right next to his using the exact same cables and setup his was using and mine works, so its not the cables.

When trying to sync remotes with my brother's wii they won't sync so I can't tell if there is an audio/video issue since I can't reach the menu screen.

We played on his wii last night so I really don't understand what is wrong. He has owned it for over a year now.

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  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    when we were p,laying with the wii suddenly the screen became green and the power turned off and until now its off and it doesnt open

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    last night we played the wii just fine; today nothing! turned on manually, light green but no signal to tv. then can't turn system off, even manually, light stays green. tried unplugging cables from tv and replugging them at different site; still no response. the only way to turn system off is to unplug from power source and re plugging to power, then system shows red/off. the whole thing starts over again however, and no signal has been had :(

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    played wii just fine last night. today no signal. green light is on but it doesn't mean go. won't shut off even manually. i tried unplugging everything, even switching cables from one location to another, no go. the only thing which did help was unplugging from power source to shut off green light. relugging it set it back to red light/off and the whole process begins again. still no signal on tv; screen stays black and no wii...waa :(

    just purchased wii fit and now noone can play.

  • hooklake Jul 13, 2008

    I just purchased the wii fit.  Now I have the same problem.  The wii always turned on fine before.  Now it is very inconsistent.  I turn it on and it shows the green button, but there is no signal on tv.  After unplugging it and plugging it back in about 7 times waiting and talking to it, it finally starts up again by luck.  Why oh why?


  • dockrill Jul 13, 2008

    Wii LED Green, but no Startup on screen. Cannot power off either.

  • drccoyne Jul 27, 2008

    same problem as others have reported.  Wii green power light on, disc accepted, screen blank, unable to power off using buttons.  When AC plug removed and put back in, works fine (even with disc still in).  This happens to us with MarioKart as well as Rock Band

  • nav248 Jul 31, 2008

    Wii LED Green, but no Startup on screen. Cannot power off either

  • drobillard Jul 31, 2008

    i have the same problem please help me do you have a solution

  • BKieffer2010 Aug 01, 2008

    My Wii turns on, the disc spins, but there is no audio/diveo signal. The remotes won't sync either.

  • Wii Wii Wii Aug 05, 2008

    I was surfing the Internet channel looking up movie listings and my system froze. The pointer wouldn't respond and I couldn't turn it off using the Wiimote. I held the power until the system completely shut down and then when I powered it on again, the LED went green but no picture (not even the initial 'warning' screen). The Wiimotes just flash and don't appear to have any connectivity. I unplugged everything from everywhere for about 15-20mins but no luck. Unless someone has any other suggestions, I'll unplug it overnight and call Nintendo tomorrow.

  • shallowheigh Aug 20, 2008

    no screen shows when i put disc in console

  • Mozo0709 Aug 28, 2008

    Exactly the same problem - Wii worked for a year and then 'black screen'. Can turn on and off but not with remotes. Accepts discs and ejects but nothing on screen.

  • Nacker Aug 29, 2008

    Same problem here. For me it started to happen once I have replaced Wii's internal Battery.

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    Wii LED Green, but no Startup on screen. Cannot power off either. problem

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Same here. Turning on the device gives me the green light, I hear the drive spinning a bit. The TV stays black, no signal. Can turn it off though by pressing power for a couple of second. Disconnecting the powersupply for a couple of minutes didnt work either.

  • ambushman Nov 13, 2008

    I have had this problem for months, turn wii on green led light comes on, black screen on tv, sometimes you hear the drive spinning, you click buttons on the wiimote and they just blink a few times and nothing else happens, if I turn it off and on and off and on like 50 times sometimes it takes like 45 minutes it will work...but you should not have to do this

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Wii is switched on green light working but blank screen on TV. What should I do?

  • Maureen Driske Dec 01, 2008

    I have had nintendo wii for nearly a year. Was working last time we had it on but this time green power button has come on, even playing music but tv screen is blank. We have tried taking the adapter out and back in again but still not working. What can we do?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    just moved, wii now won't work. Green light on start up but wont turn off. Takes in discs, and spits them out No signal on any tv's. Tried 3 different sets of chords and still nothing. never had a prob before.

  • nodakborn Dec 14, 2008

    My grandson was playing Bass Fisherman when he said it went to a blue screen with words on it. I have tried everything to restart it. I pull hte power cord away from the Wii and the wall, I cleaned I tried new games. Everything. When I put it in the blue light flashes I can hear the Wii running.

  • erica168 Dec 27, 2008

    We have had a Nintendo Wii for Xmas, LED light comes on but blank screen on the TV. Please someone help me - my 4 young children are distraught. All day Xmas day and Boxing day trying to get it to work.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    exact same problem over here

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    Same deal, green LED is on but just keep getting a black screen. Tried turning off the power pack for a few minutes, didn't help. Have also tried using different power packs, starting with the video cable unplugged, tv on and off, but no joy. Any help appreciated.

    M

  • Markosesl Mar 25, 2009

    Same deal here, green LED comes on but just get a black screen. can take the disc or eject it, and can turn off the wii by holding down the power button for about 5 seconds. Tried everything mentioned here, unplugging everything for a few minutes, turning off the TV, un plugging the video cables even, but no joy. Any help appreciated.

    M


  • buchicar Apr 08, 2009

    I have a blank screen also. Mine I found out is caused by a crack on the motherboard. I guess from when it fell. Anybody can tell me how I can get a new/used motherboard?

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    mt tv just says no vidio signal and the wii is pluged in and the wires are ok

  • nobody196 May 21, 2009

    my wii light is green but the t.v. screen wont turn black...it stays blue!!!



    anyone who MIGHT have an answer email angelthuylinh@gmail.com

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    If Im lucky it will start up and I can go through a couple of the menus, the first time it broke was when I went on the Mii Channel and the screen went black then I couldnt do anything. The second time I managed to make one Mii but when I tried to get back to the main Wii Menu the screen went black again and the power button doesnt do anything, if I try to use it again the green light comes on but I get nothing on the screen

  • Cassie Crossman
    Cassie Crossman Dec 27, 2013

    i cant do it eather how do i do it please it was my christmas presant from my dad and i really whant to play it :)

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Just spoke to Nintendo Technical support.  Seems the rub is in the AC adapter itself.
Need to power down at both ends of the AC adapter--unplug AC adapter from wall output AS WELL AS from back of Wii.
Wait at least two minutes to allow any charge in the adapter itself to dissapate.  Plug adapter into wall first, then back into the Wii, making sure your peripherals (eg AV receiver, TV, projector if using) are already on.
Tech support says sometimes you get a partially tripped "fuse" within the AC adapter itself.
This seems to have worked for now--will let the forum know if further problems

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  • drccoyne Jan 09, 2009

    Over the past several months, I have noted the following additional issue:



    If you have your Wii audio output plugged into an AV receiver (mine is a newer Yamaha) and the AV receiver is turned on before the Wii is, sometimes the Wii won't power up (green light comes on, no video output/black screen).



    Turning on the Wii before turning on any peripheral device attached to the Wii eliminates the problem.



    I do not know if the same applies to Wiis plugged directly into the Tv, but I suppose if the stereo audio channel of the TV is sending some signal back to the Wii, perhaps the Wii may fail to power up (green light, black screen behavior).



    My current setup is Wii audio via stereo into Yamaha RX series receiver, Wii video out via component to an LCD projector. AV cables are pretty well shielded but about 35 feet long.



    This may or may not be a Wii firmware issue; my Wii is about 10 months old.

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I don't know. i am going to try unplugging from wall socket and rear of console. wait for 2 mins and replug.
hope it works

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I don't i'm here for that exact reason :(

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Fiend your solution direct from nintendo. Here is your solution....
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http://www.nintendo.com/wiiconsole/prob676ijt65/solution
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Its bricked, means broken. If it was soft-modded, you could be fine. You have to hold the button to turn it off because bricked Wiis won't support WiiConnect24 anyways...

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New to the wii world-hooked it up & can't seem to get the picture-have a new 37 in tv any suggestions?

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SOURCE: LED turns green, but console doesn't start up

hum........ that is weird I'm not really sure how to fix that. But make sure all the cable from the wii are plugged in properly. For example: the red, yellow and white cables may look like they are plugged in but sometimes you have to push them in really hard to get them to work.

My wii does that sometimes in the middle of a game it just goes black so I just have to walk up to the TV and make sure they are im properly.

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