Considering that we have been in the house for more than 40 days, you have probably taken the opportunity to rearrange the odd wardrobe. And in the meantime, some gadget will have appeared by surprise, such as the old Nintendo Wii , the console that sold 101 million units worldwide and brought many good times in many houses thanks to its innovative system of movement.
Does my Nintendo Wii work?
Considering that we are talking about a console that was launched in 2006, at that time the HDMI connection was not a standard that we could find in all devices. It was somewhat more high-end, so Nintendo decided not to include it basically because the console offered a maximum resolution of 480p, so the connection used was based on a component cable that extracted the three video cables (red, green and blue ) and the two audio channels (red and white).
You could also connect the console to a somewhat older television through traditional RCA and SCART, losing quality image quality but being easier to connect to older televisions. But we are in 2020, we are in quarantine, and your old Wii has just appeared on the scene. How can you connect it to your modern Smart TV with HDMI? Does this mean that you will not be able to play Wii Sport? Don’t worry, there is a solution.
Video adapters for Nintendo Wii
If what you want is to get rid of complications and connect the console directly to an HDMI port on your TV or monitor, the best thing you can do is buy one of the many adapters that exist that convert the analog Wii signal into the digital one that the an HDMI port. At Amazon you can find many options, so we are going to leave you some so you can take a look. To use them you will only have to connect the device to the rear port of the console and start it up.
Wii Replacement Accessories
If you can continue connecting your console through the component cable but you have lost any of the elements that allow you to turn on the console, you can always buy a replacement for that component in trouble. Some of the most common are:
Sensor bar: It is in charge of controlling the movement of the Wiimote pointer. The original cable is extremely thin, so if for any reason it is broken or you have lost sight of the bar, you can always buy a spare to get out of trouble. You have two options, buy one similar to the original, or a more completely completely wireless one that works quite well. The latter is perfect for setups where the TV is away from the console (remember to place it on the top or bottom of the TV).
Another classic of the spare parts is the current transformer. Without it it is impossible to turn on the console, so if over time it broke or, again, you lost sight of it, you can buy an additional one without problems.