Bricked Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by xlz, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. xlz
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    Hi Everyone

    First, apologies if this is a repeat post but I did do a search and couldn't find anything to help [​IMG]

    I have just been installing the Home Brew Channel and some WADs, etc for the first time and I think it bricked my Wii. Everything worked until I tried to install Midnight Pool and now when the machine is booted, after the initial warning screen, it says "System files are corrupted. Refer to Wii operations Manual" etc. It does not go beyond the screen and I cannot get the main menu system to load. As no doubt you can imagine, I am feeling pretty gutted at the moment! I ejected the SD card I was using, tried putting in a disc, etc, but still no joy. Has anyone any suggestions for me?

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. It is a modded PAL console - it is SUPPOSED to be a Wiikey but I've never been able to update the firmware on the chip past 1.9b
     
  2. stevey

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  4. Livin in a box

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    You should try the bushing fix disc like what he said above. As for your WiiKey...When you've used that, try to update it again and see if it will. Is it able to read the disc, i.e. does the GameCube logo come on the screen?
     
  5. lemonadess

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    Where did you get Midnight Pool wad? Your problem is the same with mine. The only way is returning the Wii to where you bought to get it fixed. Autoboot disc won't work.
     
  6. fly_us

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    Another victim of "System files are corrupted" issue. The only way is to send it back to Nintendo to get repair, or replace.
     
  7. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

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    starfall wont work with that?
     
  8. atomiccow

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    You might not have to send it back. If you still have the twilight hack files on your Wii, you can make an autoboot copy of Zelda and use the twilight hack to run the wad manager to delete the bad wad.
     
  9. porchemasi

    porchemasi GBAtemp Regular

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    you voided your warranty when u installed your fake wiikey! the semi brick fix disk works btw ! just dload the PAL region 1!
     
  10. Chaorain

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    I have an Idea. There is a Maintenance mode on the Wii try this.
     
  11. lemonadess

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    In this case, your Wii won't be able to read any disc. I tried using the Autoboot disc, or made the Autoboot game myself, none of them worked. So the semi brick fix disc won't work, too.
    I sent it back to my retailer 3 days ago and still received nothing. You cannot fix it yourself at home. Because you ask for help in this forum, I think that you don't know what to do now. I will give some information later if my Wii is fixed completely.
    The Maintainance mode may work, I haven't tried it yet.
     
  12. fly_us

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    give a try with Maintenance mode, may be it may works...

    Anyway, no harm to try the autoboot disc, both Zelda and Wad manager autoboot. If nothing can helps, then send back is the only choice here. Dont forget to take out the chip before send back to Nintendo. Or you could pretend that you bought it 2nd hand and dunt know what was installed inside.
     
  13. cruddybuddy

    cruddybuddy Group: Banned!

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    Brick a few more and make a house!
     
  14. HisshouBuraiKen

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    Maintenance mode does not do shit, and it never has.
     
  15. Chaorain

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    I know it doesn't appear to do anything but it may help trying to un-brick a Wii. Who knows, maybe thats why Nintendo put it there. But they never thought we could do it ourselves.
     
  16. JJBro1

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    does having your wii modded have anything to do with it? It sounds like you just installed any other ordinary app and it got bricked.
     
  17. Sonicandtails

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    It's been played with, it's supposed to be used in conjunction with a certain maintenance disk. It will not do anything on our Wii's.
     
  18. xlz
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    Hi Everyone

    Thanks for the advice and many apologies for not replying sooner - have had friends staying with us. Tried maintenance mode and the autoboot Wad Manager but neither have worked as of yet. The autoboot WAD installer loaded a black screen but did not go any further [​IMG] Still have to try the Bushing fix but am not holding out much hope
     
  19. Chaorain

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    Well too bad about the maintenance mode. [​IMG] Unless someone from Nintendo leaks it I don't see it ever working. Even then if we burn the disc we STILL might need a mod chip.
     
  20. SanGor

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    must be tough to break a $250 box for not buying a $8 game

    anyway does a disc spin up when inserted ? if not do you have StarFall installed ? no ? then you are screwed
    only way to get your wii fixed is sending it to nintendo ...