jus to let you know, for replacement/ repair policy in U.S.
1. Repair; send wii in to nintendo they will try to fix it for free
2. replacement; they send you a new wii, you put your old wii in the box the new one came in and send it back within 24 days or else they will charge your credit card. Only downside to this option is you lose all saved data unless you have it on a SD card.
both are free, even shipping
hope this helps