Another day another bricked wii

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  1. brb286
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    All righty folks looks like we have another bad case of a banner bricked wii due to a corrupted .wad file.
    I've read extensively the other threads about this problem such as http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=117962
    The problem for me, however, is that I don't have a modchip of any kind, nor any fall back safeguard app such as Starfall or the like. I pretty much only have HBC and Wad Manager so I'm pretty sure I have an unfixable bricked wii. Would it be safe to send my wii in to Nintendo to get it fixed? After reading http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=117...t=0&start=0 it sounds like they won't fix it but would it be worth to try? What will they do just send back the bricked wii? This isn't the first time I had to send in my wii, the first time Nintendo just replaced me with a completely new wii, although then it had nothing to do with homebrew and .wads- just a genuine faulty system.

    I'm running Wii System Menu 3.3Uv2 so I don't believe ordering a modchip will help. The one thing I haven't tried is savemii but I doubt that will do me any good due to no Twilight Hack.

    I am fully prepared to pay for repairs I just want to know if they will even do that if I have HBC. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Arm the Homeless

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    I'd think you're kinda screwed.

    And yes, Nintendo will repair your Wii with HBC installed. They even left a modchip alone in their repairs.
     
  3. brb286
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    Thats a relief that they will still fix it. do you know if it will cost money or anything since the warranty is void?
     
  4. darktehnub

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    of course it'll cost money...
     
  5. Arm the Homeless

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    I think the cost is $70 or so.
     
  6. Beatchu

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    Too much phazon in the wad...
    Oh no I didn't

    Wait for it to auto-vent, then install it again. lol
     
  7. skunk123punk

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    Hi brb286,

    Which WAD bricked your Wii, and was it compressed (Zip/Rar). I can't believe Wad files are still being posted without the safety net of a container such as the simple Zip or Rar, it is far better to find out the file is corrupt when you attempt to decompress the file rather than when you end up with a bricked Wii.

    SkUnK
     
  8. zerof

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    Do tell, I think it might be helpful to others to know what you downloaded that caused this.
     
  9. brb286
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    @ Beatchu lol damn phazon!

    @skunk123punk & zerof

    I tried to make my own .wad by rom injection >_> not very smart I know probably should of stuck with safe wads
     
  10. Slowking

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    If you tamper with wads you should have a fallback, really. So after Nintendo repaired your console and you decide to try again (the time will proabably come [​IMG] ) be sure that your Wii is on 3.2 Starfall and the twilight hack is installed.
     
  11. brb286
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    @Slowking yeah I really don't know what I was thinking I am usually pretty cautious to what I do to my Wii. I'll be better prepared next time [​IMG]