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TV Screen is Black and White when using Wii

I bought a Wii from Switzerland and when I hooked it up to a Philips TV (fairly new) that I bought in Asia the picture screen is in black and white. I've seen several postings on this site on this same issue, is there a known solution to this?

Thanks,

Joe

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  • Jojit123 Jun 12, 2008

    No, there is no power difference between the two places.

  • Jojit123 Jun 12, 2008

    Yup audio is working perfectly

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Nintendo say that black & White screen is often because you need to replace the standard 3 pin lead with a 5 pin component lead for HDTVs. Have you tried this? 

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Is there any power difference between the actual place you live and the t.v?

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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Wii in black and white


Picture Is Black and White or Does Not Appear Situation:
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What to do:
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  • AV Cables

    • Ensure the yellow, red, and white cables are connected to the correct corresponding inputs on the TV. (How To)

    • Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.

    • If the TV does not have the yellow, red and white inputs, it will most likely have component inputs which allow standard AV cable use. Try these AV hookup steps. (How To)

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    • Try another set of inputs on the TV, or hooking the Wii console up to another TV.


Still Not Resolved:
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