Bricked after Waninkoko's Firmware Updater 4.0

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Mar 27, 2009
  1. res1
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    I apologize if this has already been addressed. I searched but couldn't find a solution.

    Using Waninkoko's Firmware Updaters 4.0 I seem to have bricked my Japanese Wii, with a legacy Wiikey. Everything was going fine at first. However, after the Photo Channel I got an error and a black screen. After resetting I still get a black screen.

    Is there anything I can do at this point, like using a SaveMii or am I screwed? Thanks. [​IMG]
     


  2. wingzrow

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    Well if it's a japanese system could it be you installed the american firmware on it causing the brick?

    As far as what you should do in the future, be sure to install a save menu on your wii that your system will auto boot to if the system menu gets corrupted. My wii was bricked earlier today but I saved it because I was able to go into the homebrew channel in the save menu and reinstall 3.2
     
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    Thanks for your reply. As far as I could tell Waninkoko's updater downloaded the Japanese firmware.
     
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    What do you mean by ''As far as i could tell'' ?
    Do you remember actually selecting the proper (J) firmware?
     
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    wans updater never works for me it always fails on ios38 content #15 error ret=1 fuck it must not work on Australian PAL. it never bricked lucky though I'm not touching this again.
     
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    Sorry for not being clear. Yes, it said (J).
     
  7. HaloBenish

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    Your not the only one, bricked mine too. I got a black screen saying the system files are corrupt (with part of the letters missing) but I somehow managed to get back into preloader and I ran CIOS downgrader to resort to 3.2U and all is well now, just not gunna run that program ever again.
     
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    what do you mean?

    is it possible to install a save menu?by what?
     
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    Dunno why that happened to you guys, but it worked like a charm for me. it put the 4.0E. then i overwrote the IOS 61 and 60 with the patched versions and now I am happy camper.
     
  10. cthg

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    it bricked my wii

    it said the install was successful and I press a button to restart didn't restart.

    cold boot: black screen...!
     
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    many bricks?
    cool... learn how to read and be patient
     
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    I freaking did waninkoko's updater
    that's supposed to work!
     
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    your suppose to read as well ...

    if you had, you would not have bricked your wii
     
  14. cthg

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    who said that waninkoko's updater bricks wii's?
     
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    you not reading bricks wii's not waninkoko's updater
     
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    Ha, i just used it after reading all this and when it said press a button to restart my wii was on a black screen and i almost pissed myself. But luckily the sysmenu loaded and no brick or semi-brick!
     
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    It didnt bother me that much because cios downgrader fxed everything. Wii Works fine now
     
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    after the restart i got a system files corrupted message too, but worked out it was a guitar hero custom disc i had that was in the wii, took it out and rebooted and everything was fine for me. however the sd games failed to launch, possibly cos i use a microsd in an adapter rather than an actual sd card, so i reverted back to 3.2e. yay i got starfall back too
     
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    Has anyone stuck with a black screen (no text) been able to resolve this?
     
  20. DarrenSW

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    Black screen here too. UK PAL, was 3.4E, now... nothing [​IMG]

    Oh, and I can and did read [​IMG]
     

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