Black Screen Brick - Any solutions?

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Nov 10, 2009
  1. Eggman4527
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    Alright, so I've been helping my friend use Homebrew on his Wii. He was system menu version 4.0 or 4.1, I'm not entirely sure. No BootMii or Preloader, because most of the .WADs he uses I check on my Wii first, with BootMii. He only hacked his Wii to use .WADs (mostly free VC games). Anyway, he was installing just a free VC .WAD (not injected, just normal Paper Mario 64 from a legit source). He started installing the Paper Mario .WAD on WAD Manager 1.5 and used IOS 36. Halfway during the installation, the idiot thought that it froze and unplugged the Wii. Now, when he boots, he just has a black screen on his Wii. No Opera error message, no corrupt files message, no nothing. The Wii starts up at a blank screen. It reads the game inserted in it (which I assumed caused there's a "whirring" noise in the Wii.

    Is there anything we can do? Does SaveMiiFrii work on a full-brick (which I assume this is)? The idea that the AV cables were acting up came up too, but I tried them on my Wii and they're fine. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Does he see the Health Screen? A bad WAD isn't going to cause a full brick, but it could cause a Banner Brick (which sounds similar to these symptoms).

    SaveMiiFrii *might* be able to autoboot for you, toss in a game and see if you can boot it by holding down the GCN plus pad in slot 4. If it works, you can make an autobooting disc with a recovery tool.

    No BootMii or Preloader was a terrible idea. Never install wads without boot protection. Also, there is no such thing as free VC from a legit source.
     
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    "No BootMii or Preloader, because most of the .WADs he uses I check on my Wii first, with BootMii."

    No matter if you scan it, check it, or do anything, WADs are still unsafe to use.

    NEVER, I MEAN NEVER UNPLUG YOUR WII NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!

    I am not sure if you can use SaveMiiFrii, because it states that it can be used for Opera errors.
    You could try it, and it could work OR you could have wasted $50.00.
    (WARNING: NOT EASY FOR NOVICES)

    ~modmystuff~
     
  4. Eggman4527
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    Yeah, I yelled a good bit at him for pulling the plug.

    Thanks a lot for your replies and support!
     
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    Update - Just tried SaveMiiFrii with Animal Crossing: City Folk. Didn't work. Can anybody ball-park how much Nintendo would charge him to repair a Wii with Homebrew Channel on it?
     
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    Just tell them it bricked when you tried to update to 4.2 and hope for the best.

    Posts merged

    Other than that, you could install a modchip and boot a wad-manager autoboot disc through SaveMii(free) to repair it.
     

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