Black Screen on Wii no matter what?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by MrMario2011, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. MrMario2011
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    Hey GBATemp,

    I've lurked here for a bit and right now I'm at a loss, I've talked with a few friends about this issue and was recommended to come over here to ask. Although I just made this account I've been in the modding scene for ages, so I like to think I know what I'm talking about. Pretty much everything from a basic swap trick on a PS1 to soldering in and running an R-JTAG exploit on an Xbox 360.

    Anyways all introductions aside, here's what's up: I bought a Wii last week with everything but a power supply and sensor bar, so I bought them separately online and hooked them up yesterday. The Wii worked perfectly, was on 4.3U and was ready to be exploited. I downloaded ModMii and set it all up. Now I've modded my younger brothers' Wii with Letterbomb and it's still working perfectly so I decided to go discless again. Unfortunately I'm at work right now and don't remember the name, it was essentially the same style as Letterbomb but it wasn't. It's the only discless exploit installed in ModMii and it's green instead of red. Anyways, once I had it all set up I went ahead exploited the system, installed Homebrew Channel, installed BootMii both ways, and then backed up my NAND.

    After backing up the NAND I moved the key, NAND, and BootMii files over to my desktop and continued with the setup. Installed the custom IOS, PriiLoader, WADs, USB Loader and a theme. After that the Wii worked perfectly, everything worked and installed with no issues. When I finally went to try and play a game that's where it all fell through...

    I had a backup copy of Smash Bros that I popped in and tried to run, but the disc wasn't recognized. I didn't think it was a big deal, so I tried to run a channel and suddenly my screen cut to black and my Wii powered off, with the light going straight red. I booted it back up and was greeted with nothing but a black screen. I figured the Wii bricked, but what I did should not have bricked it... I was only in the system menu and at the time wasn't doing anything to access the NAND, nor was the channel I was launching. I rebooted the Wii into PriiLoader and it all worked fine, so I loaded my NAND files back onto my SD card and booted into BootMii. From there I wrote over my original NAND and restarted my Wii... But same thing, black screen!

    Now I KNOW this NAND was working, all this NAND contains is BootMii and The Homebrew Channel installed after the exploit, aside from that it has nothing else on it. I've noticed I can go into The Homebrew Channel and install things such as PriiLoader, WADs, IOS, and even run applications, but no matter what I do I simply cannot boot into the System Menu!

    I've probably written over the original NAND at least 5 times and I'm still coming back to this. The NAND I'm flashing over doesn't have PriiLoader installed on it so I doubt it's a conflict with that, but even so I've installed PriiLoader with nothing enabled and still get the same thing.

    So far here's what I'm gathering...
    • It seems like a NAND issue, but technically what I did should have restored it.
    • I doubt it's a hardware failure, as I can still run everything EXCEPT the System Menu.
    Again recapping, here's what works and what doesn't:
    • BootMii - Working
    • NAND Recovery - Working
    • The Homebrew Channel - Working (via BootMii)
    • PriiLoader - Working
    • System Menu - NOT WORKING
    I'm posting on here because I really haven't seen anyone online with this same issue. Everyone says to just restore your NAND and that really is what should work, but for some reason it just won't! I'm also running my Wii in Component mode, but I've also tried Composite and it doesn't display on there due to the fact that the setting is optioned to Component. I've also just tried to let the console sit there but it's just a black screen, no sound or anything.
    Any type of help would be appreciated as I've tried everything I can think of, and 3 friends who have more Wii modding experience than me can't figure it out either. Sorry for the wall of text, but I thought detail would be appreciated as opposed to first time posters saying "MAI WII BROKE, HELP UNBRICK" :)
     
  2. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    Are your wiimotes working in HBC? Can you play backup games from USB? Can you load wii channels from priiloaders channel loader?
     
  3. MrMario2011
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    My Wiimotes are NOT working in HBC. I haven't tried a backup game yet, and I didn't try to load any channels off PriiLoader.
     
  4. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    You probably have a failed blue tooth module which needs to be replaced. Try loading backup games and try loading channels from priiloader, they will not work with a bad bt module.
     
  5. MrMario2011
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    But would a bad BT module prevent the System Menu from booting?
     
  6. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    Yes a bad BT module would prevent the system menu from booting, prevent wii games from booting, wiiware/vc from booting, wii channels from booting.
     
  7. MrMario2011
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    Well just got home to test it out. Wiimotes still not syncing... Not surprised there. However I did try to launch the Mii Channel and Netflix from PriiLoader and both just stay at a black screen. This actually reminds me of the first big PS3 problem I ran into: I found out the hard way that NOTHING will boot up, including homebrew if a BD board is not married to a system.

    Anyways thankfully while I was at work I ordered the tri-wing screwdriver I'd need and a new BT board. Thank you SO MUCH for the help mauifrog, I would have never guessed it was a BT board. Now my question is... How do you think it could have gone out like that? As I said, I was just trying to boot up a channel then the screen went black and my Wii cut off.
     
  8. mauifrog

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    That is a good question, I have know idea. I do know that some info on the bt module gets corrupt, and these modules can be reprogrammed and fixed. What I don't know is if the wii can write to this module, and if so could it be a fault of some software. I don't know. It would be nice if we could fix it from the wii. It is not a common issue, but it is very common with sudden black screens for no reason at all. So it could be bad luck, or some app could be killing these things from time to time.
     
  9. Leo Alves

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    Maybe could be a problem with Priiloader? Wich hacks have you enabled? Some leave the System Menu unstable

    But, if is a BT module, it's strange

    I have heard so many cases of this module been damaged lately, I'm already getting scared of my being damaged also

    We have to discover what causes this!
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    Some other questions:

    - Which Cioses have you installed? You messed with any ios below 200?
    - You have WiiConnect24 enabled? Disable this
    - You softmoded the Wii with Memory Card and GC controllers plugged? (I don't know what happens if you do this, but all tutorials recommend unplug GC accessories before softmod)
    - You have region free hacks enabled in Priiloader hacks ? disable this
    - Have you tried to run the wii whitout SD, HDD, Memory Card,GC controller inserted ? Try this
    - Is the Power Supply original or generic ? I may be talking nonsense, but i think it's possible with a bad third part power supply may not leaving necessary energy to the Wii components. Try to disconnect Every accessory from the Wii, AV Cable, Sensor Bar, Power Supply, etc, wait for some minutes then connect everything again and turn on the Wii, maybe this works, or not

    Sorry for my bad english, just trying to help
     
  10. rooskie54

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    No offense, but none of that is relevant.

    He has all the symptoms of a bad BT module. I agree that it's strange that these come up seemingly randomly.