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Apr 4, 2012 1:46 PM

Virtual console games and component cables.

Hi all, I've had this problem for a while now and just found these support pages. When my Wii is hooked up with component cables, and I go to play a virtual console title, I am unable to see the game. The screen turns black, but I can hear the music from the game. If I press the home button, I can then see the game behind the Wii menu prompts. So to play the virtual games, I have had to reconnect with a/v cables and then I can see the games fine. Any ideas?

MACHBIKER 2,470 posts since
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Apr 4, 2012 3:47 PM in response to: KOOMPASTOMPER78
Re: Virtual console games and component cables.

Since your AV cables work fine, you should just resort to using those for Virtual Console games.


As for the component cables not working, the following steps may help if all regular games display fine with these cables.


  • Some Virtual Console games default to displaying 240 lines of  video and some HD TV's are unable to display a signal with only 240  lines.


What To Do:

  1. Set the Wii console to output 480 lines of video.  How To
  2. While on the Wii Channel Menu (main screen of the Wii), connect a Nunchuk to Wii Remote.
  3. Select the Virtual Console game from the Wii menu, then select "Start" to begin the game.
  4. When the game starts, press the Home button on the Wii Remote. (In many games, the music can be heard when the game starts.)
  5. Select "Operations Guide" from the Home menu.
  6. Press the Z + A + 2 Button simultaneously (the Z Button is on  the Nunchuk).  A sound will be heard if the button combination has been  entered correctly.
  7. Close the Home menu.  The game display should now be correct.

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