Bricked

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  1. roelex
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    The problem came about one sunny day while i was excitedly installing some new wiiware titles onto my wii as wads using the wad manager through the modmii app. All was good i had installed about 10-15 games and moved them to my sd card and was blissfully going through each game excited at the prospect of having all my old favorite arcade games at my finger tips without a pocketfull of coins to operate. The problem started when i tried this one game and it said something like i didn't have enough room on the system menu to play, so i proceeded to make some more space on the SM.
    After doing that I went back and tried the game again, it all seemed to be loading ok then suddenly it stopped and i got a message saying i needed to free up space on the SM, so i guess i hadn't free'd up enough. blah blah blah, ignorantly i thought something was wrong with the wii's memory so decided to run a nand backup, which went ok, but then couldn't get the games working(think indeed to reinstall after nand backup), so stupidly started playing around with ios'es, which is the only thing i can think of that caused my predicament, can't remember which one it was but i noticed there was a newer iOS whilst in modmii so i installed it, i went off to do something, leaving the wii turned on, and the kids started watching tv and later when i returned to the wii flicking it back onto the game mode, disaster, nothing, just the message no input from the tv, the wiimote was not responding (it will start the wii up) and the wii seemed to be frozen, not responding apart from holding down the power button. I tried priiloader, nothing. Any advice, for a nincompoop?
     
  2. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    Just restore your nand again.
    You need to have bootmii.ini, armboot.bin and ppcboot.elf on your sdcard to load bootmii
     
  3. roelex
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    Problem is i can't get into priiloader. I only have bootmii as ios. Tried saveMiiFrii, tried B.L.I.N.D. brick recovery tool,..nothing, think it may be time to put the old wii to rest, sniff, dreaded the day.
     
  4. Magsor

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    I never said anything about priiloader have you even tried booting directly into bootmii?
    You just f u your system menu. priiloader is tied to it while bootmii would probably be still there.
     
  5. roelex
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    Ok, forgive my ignorance, just trying now.
    Just read this: "Priiloader will be the only option of restoring a backup if all you have is bootmii as an ios.
    It's the only program that will let you boot into bootmii as ios except for the HBC and if your wii is bricked the only way your going to get into bootmii as ios or hbc is by having priiloader installed."
     
  6. DeadlyFoez

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    I would say to send me the wii because I have an unbricking service, but I doubt that you would want to ship it overseas.
     
  7. roelex
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    Yeah, i just hate to see it bricked, i've i always managed fix problems that i've encountered, so its more of a determination thing. I can pick up another one very cheap, a lot of people are practically giving them away here now, i suppose to upgrade to the wiiu. Thanks anyway. In saying that you still think it can be fixed?
     
  8. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    Yes, as long as you have a nand backup. I remove the nand chip from the wii's motherboard and use an external programmer to write the dump back to the nand. I've been doing it as a service on here for over 3 years now.
     
  9. roelex
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    Sounds like the go. Just got myself another Wii today for a pretty sweet deal, i'll hang on to the old one. I think i made the mistake of updating ios60, just read this DOH, : "WARNING: This is System Menu v4.1, running on a version patched cIOS60. For those of you who like to go cowboying with your Wii and mess with your IOS, NEVER replace cios60-v54321 with ios60-6400. Doing so will brick your Wii. Don't MUCK up cios60-v54321. You have been warned.
     
  10. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    Yup, thats likely what did it.

    If you ever want to just 'donate' the wii, I can pay for the shipping, repair it and give it to a family that is not as fortunate. I actually have the perfect family in mind that has a child with autism and could greatly benefit from having a wii.
     
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    Still got the Wii if you're interested..
     
  12. petethepug

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    This is all the way back from 2013. But I will give it a shot.

    So it sounds like you put your downloaded games on your SD Card, and they do not work becuase of a missing WAD?

    I would recommend just completely moving the game folders to a new SD card on a new Wii. But if you want to get your hands dirty on some research go ahead and proceed.

    If you have Priiloader Installed with BootMii installed as an IOS you will have to uninstall Priiloader by holding the Reset button, go to settings, and select uninstall. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A POWER SOURCE THAT LASTS ATLEAST 10 - 20 SECONDS.

    Once you done that you will have to go into Multi Mod Manager and install an IOS on the Wii. The IOS File I am not aware of which IOS to update... So do not uninstall/update any IOS's on your system.

    What error do the games give you when you try playing them?