Bricked Wii?

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Apr 28, 2009

Bricked Wii? by vash9 at 2:17 AM (4,201 Views / 0 Likes) 64 replies

  1. vash9
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    Hi GBATemp. This is my first post and i wasn't really to sure where to post this topic after reading the rules, but this was the closest section on getting this topic out. IF anyone has an answer i'd be more than happy to read.

    Okay this is gonna a bit long story.

    I had 3.2U with HBC and everything was running smooth. Backups through disc channel, etc. One day, while i'm at school, my little brother decides it would be cool to go on to Youtube on the Wii. Being at 3.2u and 4.0u released already, it prompted him to update. Being retarded and now knowing anything, he clicks yes. It updates. I read and read about downgrading and i successfully downgraded back to 3.2u, just with basically all homebrew dead and all hacks dead too. I figured it wouldn't hurt to start all over to twilight hack considering it would be easy. I then went to Wii Format, and i thought it bricked. Well, it kinda did, but everything was functional. I read online that a "semi-brick" wouldn't allow you into the Wii Settings. I tried it; and the Wii Settings was okay. It took a little longer to load than normal, but everything was functioning correctly. My HBC was gone also. When i tried to play some SSBB, it looked as if it was normal. The Disc Channel detected it and everything. It played its little song and showed its picture, but when i pressed Run, it just gave me a black screen and my remote wouldn't detect the Wii anymore. You can hear everything still running, like the fan, and i guess the disc was still spinning. i also have access to a SaveMiiFrii, but no autoboot discs, and my Wii wouldn't detect it anyways.

    Summary: Disc Channel detects game discs, but shows black screen when started. Everything else, fine.

    I have no modchip, no HBC, stuck at 3.2u. Anyone have any tips?
     


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    I'm not quite sure wiiman123. I apologize for the lack of knowledge for this kind of stuff. I tried IOS downgrader once, when HBC was still working, but since i don't have it at the moment, i'm homebrew-less. I'm not sure if i had cIOS249 installed. Should i just update to 4.0u and wait for an exploit?
     
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    I' assuming the brawl is is an original. Have you tried any other games?
     
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    yeah i have smash_brew, i've tried every original copy game i own. The Wii detects every single game, just wouldn't boot it. The preview is there at the Disc Channel, but when starting, the black screen appears.
     
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    i want to try and do that. Do you know any games with the 3.3 update?
     
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    He's got no HBC. Here's a list of some game updates try one of these to see if you can update from disc. I've got a couple more ideas if it doesn't work but this would be the easiest.
    http://wum.talevas.com/?page=dev
     
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    Yeah, i used cIOS Downgrader. And i believe AnyFreeRegion? I downgraded it double just to be sure or soemthing. And yeah, i think that's what happened. I think i only downgraded the system menu. The thing is, when i enter the recovery mode or whatever it is called with the SaveMiiFrii and try to run Twilight Princess original disc, it does the same thing. The game doesn't boot, and it has the black screen with the fan just running while the Wiimote doesn't detect the system anymore.
     
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    Oh man, i have no modchip.
    How do i get an autoboot version of it? I won't ask you where to get it or whatever, but is it possible if you could type down the steps for me here?
     
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    Savemiifree and autobooting was my next idea, but now that that isn't working i don;t think my next idea is going to help and involves a mod chip. Don;t know how you feel about opening up your wii especially if it's not guaranteed. ios down grader should also have been run to downgrade the ios's. For future reference formatting the wii to fix it is never a good idea.

    pretty sure an original zelda tp should autoboot in recovery mode.
     
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    yeah i think that's where i screwed over. The downgrading and the formatting.

    i can kinda boot zelda through the disc channel with its little preview, but it just ends up as a black screen at the end of it all.
     
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    The only other thing i can think of is getting a mod chip, or swapping drives with someone who has a mod chip, creating an autoboot disc of tp using the autoboot creator and see if it will boot using savemii free. Then you can run the hack and reinstall HBC.
     

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