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Topic: Saving an American Wii in Europe

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Fheonix

1. Posted:

So a colleague of mine recently moved to Denmark from the States and brought a Wii with him. He didn't realize he needed a step down transformer, so simply plugged the Wii into a plug adapter. Naturally, he thinks the console is zapped.

So my questions are thus!

  • What's most likely to have been fried? The AC adapter or the console itself.
  • Should I attempt to plug it in with my own EU Wii AC plug & see if there's life in the old girl, or try and get an American adapter on the cheap and step-down it?

Then if it is indeed the console fried:

  • Can I cannibalize a European Wii to repair it? Or is it just cheaper to tell him to import a new console?

Any help as always, would be greatly appreciated

A Welsh Graphic Designer, living in Denmark. Playing games, writing about games, even talking about games on a podcast called 'Tom and Mat Attack'! Check it out in iTunes here / Youtube here!

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Ash_Anne

2. Posted:

It is probably the AC adapter that is messed up. You might be able to just use a EU AC adapter. The 3ds systems use any changer from any region without a problem so maybe the Wii is like that.

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Fheonix

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I thought the same thing Ash, I guess I'll just hook it up and try it. If the Wii's AC goes it's not the end of the world, I play the games mostly on the Wii U these days anyway

A Welsh Graphic Designer, living in Denmark. Playing games, writing about games, even talking about games on a podcast called 'Tom and Mat Attack'! Check it out in iTunes here / Youtube here!

Twitter: TMACast