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Topic: New Wii U not working on TV

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Etyzzer

Hello all.
Got a new Nintendo Wii u.
All connected (had to buy a Wii u an additional component connector to the 5 colour one for t.v.)
Any way all plugged in as should be. The handset works but can't connect to wii u as can't see screen. All turned on and nothing on my tv through component or HDMI . Tried on other tv's and nothing. Just says no signal.
Have I bought a duff nintendo?....

Emma in Devon,uk

Etyzzer

Don

Are you sure it’s new? I thought it has been discontinued.

Don

Octane

@Etyzzer You've got it plugged it and it's getting power, right? Just making sure. A blue or red light (can't remember) should be on when it's powered. The system itself by the way, not the tablet controller.

Also, what is this component connector you're using, and why do you need it? It comes with an HDMI cable, and that should be enough.

Octane

Etyzzer

Hi all. It's new when I got xmas 2016 but could never get it to work so gave up on trying but found this forum.
All plugged in used HDMI then the connector cable but none work just says no signal on tv.
Power on yes. You can put the disks in but nothing on the tv.

Don't want to sell it under it's not broke.

Etyzzer

Octane

@Etyzzer Can you see a light when it's plugged in? If not, there's something wrong with the console.

If you can, you should try and see if you can turn on the GamePad. If that works, I'd say the HDMI cable is broken, so try a different one.

Octane

jman0987654321

are the component cables the ones you just put in the console, then if it is then there is an option in the settings called tv connection or something similar, then just switch it to non hdmi

jman0987654321

Etyzzer

Tried many hdmi cables . Light on yes and fires up just not on to tv. You can turn game pad on fine. But can't connect it 2 tv as I can't see tv to sync it with icons.

Etyzzer

maggieangel

did you try putting in a new battery in it and you have to tune it in to your tv hope that this might help you i had the same thing so this is what i did

maggieangel

Octane

@Etyzzer Yeah, I think it has to do with you TV's settings. Did you make sure you put it on the right channel? If it's plugged in the HDMI 1 port, make sure the channel is HDMI 1.

Octane

Etyzzer

When I used the Nintendo component cable with 5 colours on the component sector on TV and nothing.

Then Used HDMI and clicked HDMI on TV and nothing.

Tried 3 tv's and nothing

I got a ps4 and normal wii. And used same connections and works with them

Is it a duff one...??

Etyzzer

Etyzzer

I cannot access any setting through the wii u as I cannot get it 2 show on TV at all or sync with handset as cannot see icons to copy over to sync

Etyzzer

Octane

@Etyzzer Last option. Turn on your PS4, just the menu is enough and make sure it works. Unplug the HDMI cable and plug it into the Wii U (also turned on). If that doesn't work, it could be that HDMI port in your Wii U is broken.

Octane

NintoRich

I just had a similiar problem with my Wii U. The TV said no signal but Wii U was connected with HDMI and gamepad was on.

What I did was go into settings on gamepad and then something like TV settings, can't remember exactly without looking at it but then there was an option to change the resolution, I changed it from 1080p to 1080i and then I think it restarted and appeared on the TVjust fine. The problem I guess in my case is that my TV is quite old.

Anyway maybe that will help you out, try different resolutions and see if you get a picture.

Rich

NintoRich

Etyzzer

I'll try it but the 5 colour cables don't work either I'll let u know

Etyzzer

NintoRich

Another idea, you say you have a wii, do you have the composite cables from that? (Yellow, red, white) if so they will work on the Wii U just plug them in and select the right channel, that should at least show you if your Wii U can connect to a TV at all

R

Edit: Also check this link http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_...

Make sure you choose HDMI or not depending on the cable

Edited on by NintoRich

NintoRich

Etyzzer

Ninto thank you but I can't even get to t.v. settings on game pad as all it says it Please copy the icons you see on TV onto game pad to sync.

I can't get off that screen to find tv settings on gamepad

Etyzzer

Etyzzer

I've used the normal Wii component cables too the red white and yellow ones and the 5 colour cables and none work on any of the channels I've checked everyone

Etyzzer

NintoRich

Ahh, thats a problem if you cant even get past the icons screen, no idea what to do in that case, sorry

Edit: Stupid question but have you tried turning the Wii U on from the console itself rather than from the gamepad, im thinking maybe the gamepad is on but th Wii U is still in standby...

Edited on by NintoRich

NintoRich

Etyzzer

Yes tried turned on console manually and on gamelan 2 see cannot get past icons screen

Etyzzer

Etyzzer

Update all.
Tried 1 final go. On all 3 tv's in the house.
Tried it via HDMI 1 then HDMI 2 and even used both end of HDMI in console incase it was a 1 way hdmi. Used the Wii official hdmi and 2 standards..... nothing.....

Then used the red white and yellow cable in tv and tried that and nope nothing....

Put the coloured cables into a scart adapter.....nothing.....

And then used the 5 colour cables
... nothing .....

Can't even get off the game pad screen of the 4 icons i have 2 put in to sync it because I can't see what is on the TV !!!

Totally give up will have 2 sell it.
Can't get refund as it's past it's refund date....

Any other ideas.

Etyzzer

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