1. SvenYakalot

    OP SvenYakalot Newbie

    Jan 17, 2018
    United States
    Helllo everyone, I have a Wii that has been softmodded for many years. It was on 4.2U when I purchased it and I used Bannerbomb to hack it. A couple of years later I updated the softmod to a version with better Gamecube game support (I think it was modmii). Everything worked fine and I could load and play GC games from the SD card with no problems. The last time I used it it worked perfectly.. probably about a year ago.

    Well I got the urge to play some Super Mario Galaxy, so I turned on my Wii and was greeted with a black screen. The power LED is green, and when I power it on the light around the drive slot flashes once. And that's it. I had Priiloader installed, but holding the reset button while powering on does nothing. I tried this with and without the SD card, with my USB hard drive unplugged just to be sure. The first time I modded it I installed BootMii and did a NAND backup. I have the original NAND and Key backup files. But I can't get BootMii to load. Unfortunately, my Wii was too new to have the hash comparison bug in boot2, so I had to install BootMii as an IOS. I thought by copying the BootMii folder to the card it would automatically start BootMii on boot, but I think that only works when it is installing in boot2. The SD card I'm trying to use to start BootMii is an old non-SDHC card freshly formatted with SDFormatter, with the original Bootmii folder and backup files copied to the root.

    Did my Wii just have a random hardware failure? Or is it really bricked? It's annoying, because I took all the precautions. Installed Priiloader, blocked disc and online updates, backed up my original NAND, saved it for all these years and now that I need it I can't access BootMii to restore it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  2. Spectral Blizzard

    Spectral Blizzard GBATemp's Only Racist Stereotypical Feminist

    Jun 17, 2017
    United States
    Have you checked the video cable?
    That could have died.
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