Question about Nintendo Wii Console
Turned it on, only 4 days old, everythings black and white, games play ok but in a grainy black and white
I bought a wii a few days ago and like everybody else mine too was in black and white with a grainy picture. I have a Panasonic lcd flat screen and thought I had connected it corrected, I got somebody out to have a look at it and found out there are some connections on the side of the TV which I hadn't even noticed before, once I put the red white and yellow leads in these and set the TV to AV3 everything is in perfect colour. Hope this works for some of you.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I had this problem too. I have a 2010 model Samsung LED TV (UN40C6300SF). What's tricky: they combined the AV1 and COMPONENT on the same panel. I found this link helpful:
I plugged the wii cables onto the back with the red and white in the left holes, and the yellow in the far right hole. DO NOT plug them all next to each other starting from the right.
Next you'll need to use your tv remote and go to the source menu and select AV (DO NOT select COMPONENT)
Posted on Apr 19, 2011
If you have a Samsung full HD 37" plug the yellow, red and white cables into the sockets on the LEFT side of the TV (not the back) and then select AV3. Worked for me!
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
I had to use the (RCA) video inputs and not the component inputs. These are the ones made for video games. If you want to use the component input (Component cables are Red,White Red, Green, Blue). If you don't have any, you should be able to purchase them at your local electronics store like Radio Shack or Best Buy. Hope this helps, read below:
TV (This is your cable connection or TV; coax)
Component 1 (Must use component cables for this input/output; Red and White for audio, Red, Blue, Green for Video)
Component 2 (Must use component cables for this input/output; Red and White for audio, Red, Blue, Green for Video)
HDMI 1 (HDMI Cable)
HDMI 2 (HDMI Cable)
Video 1 (Must Use RCA cables, or RCA jacks; Red and White for Audio, Yellow for Video)
Video 2 (Must Use RCA cables, or RCA jacks; Red and White for Audio, Yellow for Video)
Sample of Component Cables:
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
All you have to do is change the channel to video and not component.
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
In av1 2 or 3 u need to press the red yellow or green button twice to take it out of av2/s or av3/s
and into normal av2 or av3 instant soution !
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
I bought the VIZIO and had the same problem. You have to plug the Wii connectors into the side of the tv, not the back.
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
I also bought my wii 2 days ago. japanese version (chipped) the game's works fine.. im just so distress that the colour is blk and white..
i have a colour TV (uk) and ive tried change the settings (PAL /NTSE) but i just cant figure how to do it on the TV..
do i need to change the setting of my TV or is it the Wii?
plz help, much appreciated.. christmas is coming soon, and i wanna play it with my family.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
I just solved this problem for myself. You are plugged into the wrong AV on your TV. You probably have a choice of 3 or 4. Your cable is probably pugged into one. You might have a DVD plugged into another. If you have more than one more availaby, try another set of inputs. I was in AV 3, but I moved the plugs to Side AV.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
Ok everyone this is simple.
There are two types of connections a gaming system uses:
RCA (red, yellow & white cables)
Component (red (x2), white, blue and green cables)
Everyone who's complaining that when switching to a new TV should buy the official nintendo wii component cable as this DID work for me whilst I was switching TV's.
Anybody else I cannot help you, although it may be worth buying a cable that if it does not work you cannot return, or simply asking for advice on other sites or at a local wii stockist. Preferably the on you bought your wii from.
Goodluck and I hoped this helped.
Posted on May 30, 2009
HELP! it says to plug the red, white, yellow, cables but my tv doesnt have the yellow! please help and now my wii when i turn it on its only black and white and i want the color please help
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
I have exactly the same problem as solution #16 can anybody help??? you can only plug in the back so most solutions dnt help and the samsung tvs dnt use AV channels HELP!!
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Switch your tv to PAL and it'll work. I tried for ages to suss it out but finally found it was a tv problem then found the setting on my remote to change it from ntsv to pal and it's working again :0)
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I have the Samsung LN32A450 and it does not have side connectors only the back panel with 1 av input area. There is only 1 AV input and it is still black and white with fuzzy picture everywhere. I heard I need the special component cables for the Wii (about $5.00) but I want to do it without those cables!!!
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
Also changing your screen type on the wii menu helps
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
If your are putting the RGB cables in through a scart socket, when you select the scart (ie AV2, AV3, AV4) press the coloured button twice. I think it's something to do with S-VHS or normal scart. Worked for me
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
The black and white issue is for sure a tv setting issue and thanks for those who solved this for me. You have to ensure you plug the yellow video cord into the video option (1, 2, or 3 etc) that will allow you to change your video input setting to "component" I have a samsung hdtv and for that tv it was video 2 - under input settings, i selected video 2 and chose "component" - corrected it immediately
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
Occasionally our Wii, which usually works fine, turns black and white and grainy (usually if it's been left on too long). turning the device off and back on again usually remedies the problem. has anybody else experienced this particular issue?
Posted on Apr 24, 2011
I had this problem and it turned out that the TV was expecting the input to be in the "S-Video" format. I changed the settings on the tv so that the input was in the "AV" format and now it works ok.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
The AV1 channel is still black and white - What I had to do in the end was get a scart cable (And no it wasnt the official nintendo one which costs twice as much and does the same thing.) - The Wii is now on AV2 the same channel as the DVD and Sky TV - it works in perfect colour but is slightly darker (but this is because I had to use a scart extension - not enough scart sockets) Working on the AV2 does solve the solution for me and maybe many other people but it still doesnt solve the problem and we still dont know what caused the mysterious problem.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
ALL OF YOU! You probably have your Input on Component 1 because it's plugged in to component 1 in the back. Well Component 1 has 2 inputs. Component 1 for Red Blue Green and such. AV is for the cables that the Nintendo Wii came with, the basic Yello, Red, White.
JUST SWITCH YOUR INPUT TO AV, vuuaalah!
Posted on Apr 20, 2012
I'm playing on an old TV, it's probably about 15 years old (so NO flatscreen, philips). The problem i'm having, is that I've got colour for some games, but for about half of them, I have no colour.
Anybody any idea?
Posted on Nov 07, 2011
We have a wii bought from germany. and an LG LEDwe have a wii bought from germany. and an LG LED tv from USA. the games are all fine but it was black and white. what's the problem?.. what should i do to fix it. i tried to use anothe LG LCD tv, but the color worked just fine. LG LED tv has only two inputs at the back,none on its side unlike the LG LCD tv. the two at the back are for VIDEO, and the other one is Component.. tried searching for tv setting the NTSC or PAL, cant find.. pls.. help!! i want to play with colours!!!
Posted on Apr 22, 2011
Thankyou so much, solution no 6 thanks now our wii is working in colour. yahoo, my 7yr old is thrilled.
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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