bricked, have nand update file, no priiloader

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  1. veeronic
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    Using a black wii with no gc support, I performed a NAND backup but somehow missed the part about needing priiloader. I successfully installed ios 36 and 236 but while attempting to install d2x cios the system froze, the controller became unresponsive and I was forced to turn the system off. Since then it has become locked in the health and safety warning page without a command prompt and will not respond to any commands associated with the maintenance mode, leaving it unplugged over night also had no affect.
     


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    Since you have no GC ports you have three options - soldering on GC ports to use SaveMii, using an Infectus chip to flash the system manually or trying to autoboot something. I suggest contacting DeadlyFoez for advice, he's an expert unbricker.
     
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    So let me get this straight, you see the health and safety page but it does not say "Press A to continue"?




    Just because he has a black Wii does not mean he has no GC ports-- IIRC there were some early black Wiis that retained the Gamecube accessory ports. Seeming as his system menu seems to be intact SaveMii could help him.
     
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    C
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    does he have a thread specific for advice?
     
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    Try holding reset while powering on the Wii. Other people who have had this problem report that this is a possible fix.
     
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    I have tried this several times, I assume it wouldn't take more than a minute?
    and no I do not have gc ports
     
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    Hmm, try holding the A button and reset as you power on the Wii, this is just a solution from a video I saw.
     
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    I've tried holding, clicking, and not just with the A button... the weird part is the wiimote can still turn it off.
     
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    Really? So that rules out the bluetooth module. I'd wait for what DeadlyFoez has to say since this seems like a very unique situation. I've never seen a brick quite like this before.
     
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    found one of his threads but the notice said not to PM or ask in that thread, whats the best way to reach him? (I use forums very very very rarely)
     
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    We've tagged him already, so he should respond. Let's do it again. :P
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    I kinda remember a similar issue with a wii that I had before, and I think it was a system menu mismatch. Who really knows what could be screwed up at this point and I doubt that you will get it fixed on your own unless you are great with soldering and you have to tools to do it yourself.

    I could fix it for you. Let me know if you are interested in my service.
     
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    I'll probably have to do that yeah... but give me a while to get back to you, it's actually just a spare which was meant to be a gift for a friend, when I have cash to spare I'll let you know...
    though out of curiosity could you install priiloader?
     
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    Once the firmware is back up, you can install anything you want. :P One thing to consider though is the cost. Wii's are dirt cheap, shipping and Deadly's comission might surpass the price of another unit, so you might want to keep it for spare ports. Who knows, maybe it'll turn out to be cheap, but keep the possibility in mind. ;)
     
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    well I've heard priiloader comes with a bricking risk by itself, if possible I'd rather have someone who could fix it install it so I don't send myself back to this situation.
     
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    Nah, PriiLoader is perfectly safe.
     
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    I read that you charge 30$ is that a flat rate or just an estimate?
     
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    flat fee
     
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    would that also include adding gamecube ports?