another one bites the dust

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by devonodev, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. devonodev
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    Helloo!
    My friend managed to brick his wii by uninstalling the menu with a wad manager.
    He had 3.1 installed, and he uninstalled 4.1 with a wad manager. He didn't think it would do anything, as he didnt have 4.1 installed.
    When the wii is turned on, all there is is a black screen. It can be turned on with a wiimote, and the disc drive still operates.
    Is there any free way to get it working? And would a Savemii help?
     
  2. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

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    Uninstalling any version of the system menu likely uninstalls the IOSes it associates with, many of which are integral to all versions of the system menu (IOS60, anyone?).

    Unfortunately at this point, not even Preloader can help (it depends on IOS60), so you're going to either need BootMii Boot2 or something more drastic to boot into HBC.

    If you can get into HBC, reinstalling the system menu using AnyRegion Changer should bring the Wii back to life.
     
  3. devonodev
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    devonodev Member

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    I can't get into HBC...
    Bootmii was (stupidly) not installed, and preloader is gone.
    Is it possible to run bootmii without it being installed?
     
  4. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    sorry dude no hope
     
  5. HellFireXS

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    Tell your "friend" to send it to Nintendo, tell Nintendo the power went out while he was updating, if it is under warrantee they will fix it for free if not it will cost (Don't know how much in Australia)
     
  6. Szalkow

    Szalkow RawkSD Cheerleader

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    SaveMii time!

    If you already have a SaveMii dongle lying around, awesome; get yourself a game disc with a system menu update (I think ExciteBots has one and is fairly recent) and give it a shot.

    No SaveMii dongle? Funnily enough, a Gamecube controller can be used to do the same thing. Simply plug the controller into port 4 and hold Up, Down, Left, and Right on the D+Pad all at once while booting up the Wii with the disc in the drive (yes, all four directions at once. Grab a screwdriver.)

    If you can't get those to work, then your friend gets to come up with ideas for his new shiny paperweight, or he can shell out $75 for repairs plus a potential surcharge for having "user modifications" installed.
     
  7. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    Sadly even a SaveMii won't work. SaveMii uses the System Menu, which is gone.
     
  8. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    Uninstalling any system menu, uninstalls the system menu that is installed. Without BootMii and without preloader, you need a (partly) working system menu and a 100% working system menu IOS to do anything. Without system menu, you can forget savemii and modchip stuff to repair.
     
  9. Slowking

    Slowking GBAtemp Maniac

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    If your friend has his Wiis keys you can recover it with an infectus and betwiin. Otherwise it's time to send it to Nintendo.
     
  10. zektor

    zektor GBAtemp Maniac

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    Your friend was you, wasn't it?

    I think you are going to have to get Nintendo on the horn!
     
  11. devonodev
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    devonodev Member

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    aha no it wasn't me. It was my sd card with the files on it though.
    If we were to send it to nintendo, would they see that there were 'backup' VC and wiiware games on there?
     
  12. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nintendo won't be able to see anything but the same black screen you're looking at. Chances are they'll just replace the mobo or give you a new Wii with your old account transferred to it or whatever.
     
  13. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    no they will not see, they willnjust try to format and reinstall everything back...or as simply as giving you a new unit...!! [​IMG]
     
  14. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    yea nintendo doesnt even look at your wii so dont fall for any "extra charges for wii modification" bullshit.

    next time dont leave system menu wads on your sd card guy.
     
  15. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    is your friend a noob to system homebrew maybe he should not touch his wii anymore...
     
  16. King Of Chaos

    King Of Chaos GBAtemp Regular

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    LOL. This kind of thing seems to happen way too often.

    Some tips for your friend (or anyone else who doesn't know)...

    1) Never uninstall the System Menu.

    2) Never uninstall any IOS' or MIOS.

    3) Never, ever pull the power or turn off the console when making changes to IOS' or System Menu.

    4) Don't play around in WAD Manager unless you have an absolute need to.
     
  17. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    never EVER do this stuff during a thunderstorm or it's going bite you in the butt real hard.