im curious.. are you playing with the 8 and 10 paper clip with it ON? If so, I wonder if the Wii only checks that at startup.. so, if the link is open at startup, it aint gonna work till the next reboot..
I've done a little of both but I've been mostly playing around with it while on to see if I see any change.
I'm using the same exact paper clips in all of my connections and I don't understand why getting 8 and 10 right is so difficult, they seem to be fitting the same way the others are. But I still get video from composite and pin 7 with Y the video cable is the only one affecting anything. However, if it shorts with any of the other ones I do see blue or red, depending on which it shorts with, making me believe that my red and blue connections are solid, but the jumper is not.
Edit: Been playing around with it some more. I do occasionally get some flickering and lose signal while playing with the jumper pin, but no color. Or maybe only a flash of it. I can't seem to get the paperclip back in all the way either. Should I be trying to fit it in close to the inside or outside of the pin hole? That is, closer to the other side with more pins or on the outside?
Also, I am using #1 sized paper clips but they are not Acco. I don't know if they are actually the right size for this.Another update:
It looks like I've got the pins shorted right now. Only problem is, the only colors I see are red and green. I have no input signal on my composite channel though so it looks like it's just a problem with my blue connection.
I was right. Playing with the blue connection yields me full colors, but I can't get it to stay. My paperclip in pin 9 is not making a good connection on the inside. Gonna have to play with it. Carefully. I probably should have started working on this somewhere other than the floor because after it gets working I am most certainly not moving it.