I think I killed my Wii - wrong voltage

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Ja Di ksw, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    Hi everyone. So, I moved to Austria a little bit ago and brought my Wii with me. Recently I took it to a friend's place to play, and when I brought it back to my place I forgot to use a power converter when I plugged it back in. Pretty much everything else I have is rated up to 240V for input, it was almost 3 in the morning, and I just plugged it in without thinking. There was a pop that sounded from around the power strip (which still works) and the circuit breaker blew. Fixed the circuit breaker, but now nothing happens when I plug my Wii in. Do you think the power adapter is dead, and I need to buy a new one (would a European power adapter for the Wii even work with an American Wii? I think so but I'm not sure) or do you think the Wii itself is shot and I just lost the entire console, saved games, etc? Such a dumb move on my part, was just tired as hell and not thinking. Sigh, going to bed now. So much for trying to import a US version of the New Super Mario Bros Wii....
  2. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    Hopefully it's just the power supply. My cousin's PSU blew out in his PC the other month and it didn't damage any of the other components. I gave him my extra PSU and his computer worked fine, so I'm thinking it would be the same for the Wii.

    Any friends that have a Wii, so that you can try it out on their PSU?

    Good luck, this would be a really crappy week to loose a Wii with the new SMB right around the corner.
  3. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    the power ratings from my european wii power supply

    Pri: 230v, 53W (the input)
    Sec: 12v 3.7A (the output)

    you might check the output on your US powersupply for comparision before plugging in an european one

    also i second that trying out if your wii still works with a friends adapter etc. might be an idea.. could as well be that the wii is already fried
    (side according to some german boards using a PAL PSU works but don't come blaming me if it doesn't ;) )
  4. Ja Di ksw thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    Thanks for the ideas :). I'll check the output on the US version before I buy a new one. I know someone with an Austrian Wii, but haven't seen him for a long time. We'll see if I can convince him to let me borrow his adapter. With any luck it will work and I can find one at a store around here so I don't have to order it from Nintendo or anything.

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