hi folks. i bought a wii in new york this week. fine. brought it back to uk today. stupidly bought a crap step down converter from the airport. should've waited and got a better one. when i plugged it in there was a 'pop' and my wii has ablsolutely no life. do you reckon it's the ac adapter thats ruined or is my wii knackered? i have been out and bought a top quality usa/uk converter but still no life. damn!
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i don't think they'll wanna know as its imported. do you think i should contact nintendo uk or usa?
it will be your wii that is broke... the ac adapter is a step down transformer in it's self and will step down the amps a certain amount, now because you used a crappy adapter before hand, it sounds like it hasn't step down enough, and you frazzled a few things.Originally Posted by forky
Your going to have buy a new Wii. You voided your waranty by using a US Wii in the UK.Originally Posted by forky
Even if you had got a decent adapter, the Wii IS region locked, USA is NTSC and Europe and Austrailia are PAL, this means that the Wii you bought in america will work in america but not europe! So your really silly not to of checked this before hand and your basically screwed now unless you can get it back to america. But on the other hand nintendo's customer service is great so you need to contact them not us!!
that blows. lol
I know all about importing the games and my tv is ok with ntsc. that was not the issue.
the power difference is what got you....aren't your outlets 220V and ours 120V
also every game you want you will have to import from the usa
just get a wii from your area