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Hey, I'm new to the forum and just thought I would share the largest item in my collection. I think it is pretty rare as I can hardly find any info on it online.

It is an old Kiosk originally made to be sold to Children's hospitals around the country. Has anyone seen these in Canada?

The one I have has a few cosmetic blemishes but it still works. It has a Wii locked inside with a hard drive that has some games pre-loaded. There is no standard menu screen like you've seen on a home Wii console. These were also made with a single DIN DVD player on the right side. You would normally have a few discs that can be reached through the hole in the front. You can insert movies into the player but can not get the DVD out of the unit.

Controllers are attached to the kiosk similar to how game store demo units were done.

It looks like this one was released in 2007 as a couple of the sports games are titled for 2008.

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Hey, I'm new to the forum and just thought I would share the largest item in my collection. I think it is pretty rare as I can hardly find any info on it online. It is an old Kiosk originally mad

There is. I was able to use one during a hospital stay. These Starlight Kiosks are amazing and do bring kids some joy in a time of uncertainty. They have also partnered up again to roll out the Ninten

I started working on opening this up. I wanted to see if I could get into the main compartment where the console is. On one side there is a single DIN DVD player like what you might install in a RV

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I haven't seen them in person, but I know of them, these Starlight kiosks. I know there's an N64 Starlight kiosk, and... I want to say there's a Gamecube one as well, but I could be misremembering, and probably a few other consoles as well. I don't see them pop up for sale very often at all, but I know they exist. Very cool to see a Wii one! I actually have an N64 cartridge that was originally used in one of these Starlight kiosks, sort of a quasi Not For Resale.

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37 minutes ago, ZeldaFreak said:

I want to say there's a Gamecube one as well,

There is. I was able to use one during a hospital stay. These Starlight Kiosks are amazing and do bring kids some joy in a time of uncertainty. They have also partnered up again to roll out the Nintendo Switch.

I really wonder what hospitals do with these after several years. It would be nice to see some of these older systems rolling around hospitals.

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4 hours ago, Mega Tank said:

I really wonder what hospitals do with these after several years. It would be nice to see some of these older systems rolling around hospitals.

Hospitals usually treat them like old computer equipment. They have a company that regularly picks up and recycles computers just take these kiosks to dispose of them.

Because of this, it is likely that 95% of them just get pulled apart and the components recycled.

I saw a Nintendo Wii U kiosk at a hospital a couple years ago. I did not take note of what brand it was. Like someone else said, there is also a new Switch kiosk announced but I don't think that unit has been delivered yet.

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I started working on opening this up. I wanted to see if I could get into the main compartment where the console is.
On one side there is a single DIN DVD player like what you might install in a RV that would have a separate LCD television.
I could reach in there front the front with a long socket extension and removed the lock from the inside.

Once the back security door was open, someone is able to change out the DVD discs that can be stashed on that round plastic peg. There isn't much else to see in the back once that door is open.

On the bottom I noticed two external ports. One for network and the other is USB. I wonder if Starlight could update and install games using the USB port.

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I dug in a little further. I unbolted the back panel and then removed the other lock. Inside you can see the back of the DVD player sending composite video to the TV. The Wii itself has a component cable going to the TV.

The Wii has a green plastic panel that blocks where a CD drive would normally go. This console should have a hard drive inside which holds the games locally. It has a bluetooth wired connection and the colored cables go to the two controllers.

A Wii lan adapter connects to the external RJ45 port on the kiosk.

The main problem I saw with this was the protective glass in front of the TV was starting to fall down. I unbolted the metal frame around the TV, replaced the double-back tape for the glass, and also added some Gorilla tape around the outside for some extra hold. It should be better than new now.

 

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Please contact me! I have been trying to get my hands on a starlight system to continue dumping the images from the hard drive. I have done a few live stream videos on hacking a couple starlight wii's, but I only had just the wii itself and not the whole kiosk. Part of the problem is the controller select pcb authenticates to the squirrel board.

--DeadlyFoez

EDIT: LOL. I worked on that starlight wii already!!! See HERE

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