Yeah, I understand what you're saying. I have a great interest in computers (and technology as a whole, I guess) so I know a bit about how the inner mechanics work. Unfortunately, I'm not great so I'd rather not open it and void the warranty (the warranty of even being able to send it in for repair, not the warranty like free repair).
I have a friend who is amazing with this kind of stuff. He could probably fix it, but I'd rather not take the risk and void the warranty because that would mean I would have to buy a new Wii.
My Wii is standing up, though I have tried placing it horizontal, but there was no difference.
I didn't know Gamestop fixed things like this...I'd take it to them if they did. Or some place like Best Buy and their Geek Squad . If you think they're unreliable though, then I'll just pay the money and send it in to Nintendo.
Thanks for the help!