Dead Wii, what could have broken?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by shrimpkebab, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. shrimpkebab

    shrimpkebab Newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    I got a 4.2 softmodded wii with wiikey2. The wii is around 3 years old and around christmas i softmodded it, followed the guide on this forum.
    So yesterday my Gf noticed the Wii was on when we where going to bed so she tried to turn it off, only it didnt work, so she turned on the TV and "some black screen was on with text" im guessing it may have been Multi-Mod Manager or trucha bug restorer. So our 2 year old may have turned on the App somehow, he likes to play with the wiimote.... She could not exit the app and the wii was unresponsive. So she pulled the plug to turn it off.
    After this the wii is totally dead, its plugged in but nothing happens when we try to start it, power doesnt even come on. No lights, nothing.

    Ive read about bricking wii's. But when the wii is bricked, doesnt usually the power come on and then an error message or black screen or something?
    Is it possible to brick it so bad that it fried and power doesnt even work? Or could it have overheated and died a more "normal death".

    i made a nand backup using bootmii and priiloader is installed, but im guessing since the power doesnt even come on, that wont help?
    Sorry for my bad english.
    Any reply would be helpful [​IMG]
  2. icebrg5

    icebrg5 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 1, 2007
    United States
    Unplug the wii from the wall and disconnect everything wii related from the tv and let it sit for a while(30 minutes should work) and then try pluggin it back in.

    I've had it happen to my in laws wii and this fixed the problem.

    EDIT: Also what apps did you have on the wii that your 2 year old could have messed with?
  3. shrimpkebab

    shrimpkebab Newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    Thanks for quick reply. Ill try that!
    The following apps where on it. I find it hard to believe that my 2year old managed to brick it, if so im almost impressed [​IMG] Hopefully letting it cool will help.
    MPlayer CE
    Usbloader GX
    Homebrew Browser
    Trucha Bug Restorer
    Multi-Mod Manager
  4. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    see if you can get into bootmii or priiloader. you hold reset for priiloader after you press power, you need the bootmii folder on the root of the sd card for bootmii. if you can get in, you got hope.
  5. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

    Sep 12, 2009
    the only apps in that list that has some brick potential is wad manager and MMM

    if u can access priiloader, double check the hacks u have enabled, sometimes they get jumbled after changing SM versions (and there are hacks that can 'force blackscreen at startup')
  6. shrimpkebab

    shrimpkebab Newbie

    Jan 2, 2010
    This worked [​IMG] I disconnected everything and waited 1 hour and the wii started up again [​IMG] Must have overheated.
    Thanks for all the replys. Very helpful forum!