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Power is on but screen is black - Nintendo Wii Console

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  • Bug-N May 23, 2008

    Same problem with mine. Turns on but no picture on the tv. Tried hooking up another Wii with my cords and that one worked fine. What's the deal?

  • zorakid May 28, 2008

    mine does the same the power is on but nothing happens

  • jacintamusic Sep 22, 2008

    I plug in and turn on my wii. I get the "read your manual for health warnings" screen and it prompts me to press A. I do so and it comes up blank.

    I tried unplugging it for an hour and it does the same thing. I have all the plugs plugged in correctly.

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    only run once. when i booted it again, it always shows black screen

  • linus_nayra Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem.
    The Wii power comes on but no display on TV

  • mjumbewu Nov 27, 2008

    same problem here. and my wii-motes don't sync when it happens.

  • motherhen5 Dec 22, 2008

    screen is black-all wires plugged in but found that the sensor bar cord was cut in two. will this make the wii not load to the tv.

  • tracy wardle Dec 28, 2008

    same here,i connected wii fit to console,now the console shows up blank screen on pic.the remotes dont even work with console now.


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I found this [temporary] solution at

(via email, thanks Steven) This happened to me once, but I fixed it. Here is how:
Eject the disk
Unplug the wii at the back
Wait 1 minute
Plug it back in
Turn it on from the remote
Press reset if it does not show up
Hold the power button to shut it off
Turn it on once more.
I don't know how, but it seemed to work for me. The problem happened when I was trying to load the Mii channel. Hope this helps !

(via email, thanks Andrew)
The first time I shut down my Wii, the light went orange (as it should). When I turned on the power with my wii remote the next day, the wii\'s light turned green but the screen was black.
The treatment was the same as from Black Screen, No Connection: Unplug the Wii\'s power supply unit, then replug; turn system on with wii remote.
The difference is: this problem can strike in more places than just by loading the Mii Channel. Also, I think the green light being on (yet there being a black screen) is a common symptom as well.

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What console? xbox 360?

Posted on May 20, 2008

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Same as mine.

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