Bricked my WII - Black screen of Death

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Nov 6, 2011
  1. draskopf
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    I screwed the pooch. Forgot and ran a disk trying to update my hard modded (wasabi chip) WII to 4.3u system menu. It screwed up my system and wiiflow would no longer work. I tried a few things to downgrade and now my WII is bricked with the black screen of death. No bootmi is avail, when I turn it on there is no two blue flashes and it just sounds like it tries to load a disk and is dead. My thought is I can by a premodded disk drive and swap out the wasabi chip with the old one and my WII should work again. Just wondering if my logic is correct or would this not work. Any input would be greatly appreciated or any other ideas. Thanks
     
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    That wouldn't work, the Wii doesn't actually use a hard drive, it simply uses a nand chip, and they are encrypted to a particular Wii. If you have your console keys, it is possible to flash the NAND by soldering on a NAND flasher (such as the infectus) using a good dump, but at the least that will kill all of your game saves. Also, NAND flashing is kind of a pain, you would almost be better off just grabbing a new Wii (I think they are like 150 new and 100 used now). You might not be totally dead, if you could describe the state of your wii before all this happened, how you tried to downgrade, and what exactly caused the brick there might be something that can be done. My guess though is that you installed a system menu that has had its IOS version stubbed, in which case, ya your hosed.
     
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    If your chip has a direct game-boot setting, it might be possible to boot SSBB (or any other exploitable game) and launch a hack from there.
    If you were able to do that, you should be able to reflash your NAND and fix the Wii.
     
  4. draskopf
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    My WII was updated wot 4.3U and I was trying to downgrade it to 4.1U, I followed the DOPMII guide and kept getting a permission denied error when I tried to downgrade. Then Homebrew was upside down when I launched the channel and then i got the black screen of death.

    I am not sure if I have it has a direct boot setting, currently it sounds like it tries to load from the drive when I turn it on but nothing happens and I get the black screen of death. I will try and get the original disk for Indiana Jones and try that, thanks for the tip.
     
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    run its serial on nintendos website it may still be "under warranty" min e was out of it but they didnt know tht:)
     
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    Sorry to break it to you but your wii is toast.

    Downgrading is very stupid and who the hell recommended that to you?

    If you have an old boot1 or even bootmii as boot2 the Wii is recoverable OR if you have a full NAND backup, otherwise there is _nothing_ you can do to fix it.
     
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    It got updated to 4.3u when my kid put in a disk and then wiiflow would not load so I tried to downgrade it to 4.1U but that did not turn out so well. bootmii is on the sd card but it does not do the double blue flash when I turn it on, it only flashes once and thenit sounds like it tries to engage the drive and just sits on the black screen. would trying the indiana jones disk not work in my situation?
     
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    I know it sucks but that's how it is, by downgrading your Wii you bricked your Wii for good.

    When on the Wii something want to access certain HW it goes through IOS, there are many different versions of IOS too.

    System menu 4.3 uses IOS 80 for example.

    When you update to a new system menu version the IOS version of the old ones are replaced by unusable IOSs (to save space).

    Your system is now loading an unusable IOS and there is nothing you can do about it.
     
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    Do savemifrii requires a healthy (non-stub, compatible with the current Wii chipset..) System Menu IOS?
     
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    If your chip can boot games without relying on the SM, then yes it should work.


    Theres obviously no guarantee the above will work, but to say there is no way to fix his Wii is just a blatant lie.
    The question is rather how far hes willing to go in order to fix it (and, in worst case, how much $ he wants to spend on it^^)
     
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    do you have priiloader?
    edit: opps just remembered that priiloader uses SM ios srry! UR WIIS BRICKED. unless your mod chip has recovery features
     
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    No chip can do this. Modchips autoboot games by patching the disc ID on the fly, which makes the system menu immediately start the game instead of showing the menu.

    It's not a lie. Without a NAND backup or keys it is fully bricked and there is nothing that can be done.
     
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    if your wii is old enough (Pre mid 2008) it could be fixed by writing bootmii/boot2 with an infectus, dump the keys, create a new nand with ohneswanzenegger ang copying it back
     

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