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Old 10-11-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
KamiAmaya KamiAmaya is offline
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Ok, my brother's Wii has a video problem. A few months ago I had it connected with my component cables to my tv, he had a power cable problem and we were testing to see if it still worked at all. It worked fine with my power cord, so he had to get a new power cable. Well he didn't try to play it again until last week, and when he did he was able to get audio but no video with his composite cables.
So he brings over the Wii again, works fine with my component cables, but doesn't work with either pair of composite cables I have. Still same problem, no video with composite cables.

Any idea how to fix it? Or should I just buy him some component cables?
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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Did you go to the Wii menu and change the settings from Progressive to Interlace?
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:38 AM   #3
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Yep, we went through the settings. I just have no clue >_<
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:09 AM   #4
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I have the exact opposite problem. My wii no longer works with component cables but it does work with composite.

If you look at the connections at the end of the composite and component cable you can see that they each utilize different contact points. What I was able to figure out was that my wii's contacts for component video burnt out. Either from just years of use (launch wii) or the constant small amount of heat that was generated from having wiiconnect24 on (low low heat over years).

Whatever the case, it sounds like his wii's composite contacts stopped working. Nintendo will fix the wii for a flat $75 regardless of the problem so I personally am just going to keep using it until it dies completely then get it fixed. I say to just pick up some component cables for him until that stops working (if it ever does). Plus component produces a better picture anyway.
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