Original post by: vinnylastella ,
Will not turn on with red power light
I've been having issues with my Wii where the red power light is illuminated but the console will not turn on. I tried doing an AC Adapter reset and that didn't work. I checked the DC voltage and it's just over 12V like it should be. So then I followed this guide to reseat the bluetooth card but no dice. Then I read somewhere on how to do a bench test by taking one component off at a time and checking power. After resassembling the console I started over and too my behold I found that applying power after removing the optic drive made the light go from red to green. My question is, is this a safe solution to my issue? Could the red light be due to a bad optic drive?