Best ways to prevent a bricked wii?

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Apr 7, 2009
  1. chaosdesigner
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    Newcomer chaosdesigner Newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I have been researching alot about wii hacking recently and I have got a few questions. In every Guide and Tutorial you find in the web they warn you about bricked Wiis. So what is a bricked Wii? And how can you prevent it? I only found limited answers to these questions. What exactly a bricked Wii is, is pretty easy to understand, but there seem to be alot of ways to cause this state. I have only found 2 ways sofar, please correct me if these are false. The most common case seems to be that games with a different region code have updated the wii, and so bricked it. Another way appearantly is when you delete ios Files. So what else can cause a bricked wii? Im planing on doing this on my brithers wii so I want to make sure I tell him the risk and I really want to tell him that I have everthing under control.

    Thank you for your help
     
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    a brick is simply said making your wii as useful as a brick (which is not very useful...)
    You already named two of the bricks, but yes there are more of them:
    Semi-brick (opera error screen in settings), Full-brick (opera error screen), Region brick (wrong region disc update) and Banner brick (some kind of full brick, occurs when installing a wad with wrong dimensions of the banner)

    To protect/recover from bricks, installing preloader is advised
     
  3. ClaKK

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    Those are two common ways, another is installing a channel with a banner of the wrong size...

    To prevent bricks, install Preloader. With it, even if you brick, you'll have access to many functions to un-brick the console!

    Bye!
     
  4. Richy Freeway

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    The best way to prevent a bricked Wii is to not fuck about with it.
     
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    The best way to prevent a brick, is by doing your research, and not rushing into modifying your Wii. There are tons of tutorials which are usually pinned (or "Stickied") at the top of every forum. I suggest reading everything in there first, since a lot of your questions will be answered.

    Know your Wii, your system menu version, your region, and which methods/hacks are compatible. Never install anything, especially .wads, unless you can read confirmation of it's legitimacy, or proper functionality. If you aren't 110% sure of what your doing, you'll probably brick your system. I'm a very careful person, and I'll spend countless hours reading in the forums and researching, for what only takes 10 minutes of actual modifying.
     
  6. chaosdesigner
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    How big is the danger of a bricked wii when downgrading from 3.4E to 3.2E ? For Eaxmple if you use this Guide?

    Thank you for all of your help
     
  7. TheRocket

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    If you do all the things exactly how they are descibed in the tutorials, I think it is not very dangerous to downgrade your Wii. But you have to know what you are doing.
    I have already downgraded my Wii twice and it still works [​IMG]
    I recommend to use the Preloader to prevent the Wii from a brick
     

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