Loot Ninja writes:
"You might have already read that my poor Wii has gone to the land of broken consoles. I get her shortly after launch and she left this life entirely too soon. Actually, you might call it a bit too late since my warranty was expired.
After deciding that, for me, 2009 would be the year of the Wii, I picked up all the cables and connectors necessary to setup the Wii in my office, where I spend most of my time. After about an hour of shuffling surge protectors, cabinets, and cables, I got everything hooked up and ready to rock. At that point, I brought the Wii up from downstairs and hooked her up. As soon as I booted it up, I could tell something just wasn't right. On the Wii Menu, I was seeing flashing/flickering pixels all over the place in what seemed like a random pattern. So then I started my investigation."