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Wii controller not turning on

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Yeah Boi, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Yeah Boi

    Yeah Boi

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    Hi there folks!

    Here I am again with a case coming from my ''To repair'' container. This time it is a Wii controller that does not turn on, simply, no lights blink with good batteries. And I really do not know what causes the problem. The only suspect component is the infrared module that has a weird color, as in the pictures, but if that is the actual problem, why would it cause the controller not to turn on? Thank you very much.
     
  2. Yeah Boi

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    And now I cannot get the pictures to upload...
     
  3. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    DC ports1.JPG



    as you can see, pic's upload OK ... how were you trying to do it ?
     
  4. Yeah Boi

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    There is a problem with my SD card I think.
     
  5. Yeah Boi

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    I try to upload from SD card using a computer, but why is there always an error? Because of .JPG?
     
  6. davenn

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    well not being by your computer to check .... it's difficult to say what the problem is

    1) for a start, have you down loaded the images from the SD card to the computer ?

    2) is the SD card still in the camera and your camera is connected to the computer via a USB cable ?

    or

    3) are you taking the SD card out of the camera and putting it into a card reader that is either

    a) a slot on the computer ( many laptops have these) ?

    b) an external card reader that has a short USB cable to connect it to the computer ?


    You see, without knowing what you are trying to do, there's many possibilities for problem areas
     
  7. Yeah Boi

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    So when trying to upload them from sd card in-camera connected to USB, it says the file is too big, so what can I do?
     
  8. Yeah Boi

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    Even when compressing them it does nothing.
     
  9. Yeah Boi

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    SSCN1913.JPG SSCN1914.JPG SSCN1915.JPG SSCN1916.JPG
     
  10. Yeah Boi

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    I got it when turning them into smaller images.
     
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  11. Yeah Boi

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the last picture is another controller board, for the comparison.
     
  12. davenn

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    the last photo was totally blurry, so it didn't really help ;)
     
  13. Yeah Boi

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    So what could the problem be?
     
  14. davenn

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    Highly unlikely that it would cause a no turn on fault

    VERY CLOSELY check the solder terminals of the battery contacts, it's quite possible there's a dry or cracked joint

    It nay be the actual on/off push button switch ( if it has one)
    Other than a really basic fault along those lines, it's likely to be impossible to repair .... ie. you are not likely to get any of the IC's as spare parts
     
  15. Yeah Boi

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    Alright, thank you man. I will do just that. And actually, every button on the controller can be used to boot it. The power button is for the console. And hey, since I think about it, can micro capacitors fail?
     
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