No yellow "video" AV input on your TV
If you are unable to find a set of yellow, red, and white AV inputs on the back of your TV, try looking on the sides, top, and bottom of the TV. Look for any hidden panels or doors as well.
Still can't find the AV inputs? Some newer TVs do not have the traditional "yellow" video input, known as an "AV" connection. Even without these holes, you should be able to use the standard three-color Wii AV Cable that came with your system.
- Look for "component" inputs on your TV. These connections have a row of five differently-colored inputs (green, blue, and red for video, white and red for audio). If you have more than one set of component inputs, it's the first set that generally works with standard AV cables. Look for a set that has a green input with yellow around it, or the word "video" just above or below it.
- Plug the yellow end of the Wii A/V cable into this green "Y" input. Plug the white end into the audio "L" and the red into the audio "R." Leave the blue and second red holes open.
- Did you have to plug the yellow cable into a green "Y" component input because your TV did not have a yellow input? If the image is in black and white, likely all you need to do is cycle through your TV's input selects to reach the AV input. If you are seeing the image from the Wii in black and white, try the following to get the image in color. (For a quick tutorial on these steps, click here.)
- Cycle through your television's input channels (usually with the "Input Select" or "Source" button on your TV's remote control) to find the input select that has the image in color.
- If you're only finding the image in black and white, you may need to switch the setting of the input select from a component signal to a standard AV signal. This can be done by:
- An on screen menu option. This is often accessed by using the "Menu" button on the remote.
- A button on the remote that switches between the standard and component signals. These can be labeled such things as "AV" or "Video."
If the above steps did not work, or you do not have these inputs on your television, please call 1-800-255-3700 so that we may assist you further.