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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by forky, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. forky

    forky WiiChat Member

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    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!
     
  2. uttackle71

    uttackle71 Zombie Killer

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    call nintendo
     
  3. forky

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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?
     
  4. Gaz

    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    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.
     
  5. forky

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    oh. gutted :(
     
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    Your going to have buy a new Wii. You voided your waranty by using a US Wii in the UK.
     
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    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!!
     
  8. SLrocket

    SLrocket Rockets In '08!!!

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    that blows. lol
     
  9. forky

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    I know all about importing the games and my tv is ok with ntsc. that was not the issue.
     
  10. dds

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    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
     
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    You dont seem to understand...Like I just explained the Wii is regoin locked no matter what you do it will not work in another region! That's why they call it a regoin lock! the games are alos locked to the same regoin console however its no good if the console doesnt work!!

    And it is true that you have voided your warranty by importing it. as far as nintendo is concerned it was your fault and not theirs. You have voided your warranty automatically voids
     
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    Precisely the point why he heard the "pop" sound the components were overloaded with power
     
  13. acphydro

    acphydro Wii & DFI

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    You killed your Wii. You'd really have no right to return it for a repair.
     
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    240V, but whats important is the amps.

    for example, i have been electricuted by 7000 volts, but it didn't hurt a single bit, because the amps where low ;)
     
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    thats very true believe it or not only 15 milliamperes across the heart is enough to kill a man.....damn im a nerd :crazy:
     
  16. forky

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    I know that imported wiis work over here cos my mate's got an american one. i should've bought a better drop down converter. never mind. back to world of warcraft and UT 4 me. never been much of a console player really. shame, the wii looked fun
     
  17. Wii_Smurf

    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    You can't pass this off lol seriously. You ****ed it up and you should pay the price. Buy one from UK? it really is a good console and shouldn't be missed out.
     
  18. venusfan

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    Only option is for you to get the Wii back to the store where u got it from "hopefully it's a major chain and not no times square electronic store" and just tell them it's not working. No questions asked you would be givin a new one so long as you don't mention you fried it.
     
  19. teh frog

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    well it might be the converter problem not the wii.
     
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    Your Wii should be ok. The USA powersupply expects 120V input so when you put 220V (or whatever) the powersupply pulled to many amps thus blowing a capacitor most likely. You can make your own powersupply if you can get access to a powersupply that outputs 12volts at 3.7 amps. You can probably run it off a hacked computer psu. :idea:


    In the world of electronics Voltage is more important than amps.

    :lol:

    Just because your in a different country doesn't cause it to stop working. Im pretty sure gaming consoles don't have a GPS. Region locked means that it is set to work with games and accessories from that region. So an American Wii will have to have American game. So as long as he has a NTSC TV, 120V ACV power, and American games he will be fine.

    Im wondering what is the rating on that converter you bought at the Airport? You may have just drawn to many amps through it and blew it.
     
    #20 Capt Elmer, Jan 27, 2007
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