Did my Wii U just become a new decoration?

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  1. NIntendoModder101
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    My Wii U got bricked this morning :(
    I was in the middle of installing Mario Kart 8 with WUP Installer GX2. It crashed at 5 percent, so i tried again. I pressed the home button out of boredom while waiting, and it crashed again. Then when i turned the wii u on again, it said "No Signal" on my TV and after I tried to launch a game from the start menu, this message appeared on the GamePad: "Could not connect to the Wii U console. Please move the Wii U GamePad closer to the console. Then turn the controller's power off and on again." Please help! :cry:
     
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  2. ry755

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    I swear I saw this post a few days ago... is this a repost?

    Edit: Yeah this is the third thread about this
     
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    Yeah, it is. Sorry. I realized i put those other 2 in the wrong section. (I think)
     
  4. Osakasan

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    If you were installing to NAND, yes, you have quite a pretty and expensive paperweight now.
     
  5. depaul

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    Is there a high risk of brick when installing to NAND? Thanks god I always installed to external hdd.
     
  6. NoSoul81

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    I've installed a few small games to nand. (Mario World 3D, NSMBU) and had no problem. Guess I'm lucky?
     
  7. Zyvyn

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    if anything on the nand gets corrupted it can easily brick the console
     
  8. Osakasan

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    By default, never install anything on NAND. If something goes wrong or some data corrupts the chances of bricking the console are extremely high
     
  9. bootmonster

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    Lots of misinformation in this thread, you can’t brick your Wii U by part installing to NAND wtf are you morons on about! Yes eventually the nand will fail like any solid state memory but a game has no effect on the system software unless it’s a DS title with haxchi installed.

    You aren’t bricked if you can get to the home menu. Bricked means the Wii u won’t even get that far!

    Delete the partially installed mario kart 8 data and you should be fine!
     
  10. NIntendoModder101
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    But it IS bricked. When I try to go to the system menu it tells me to put the gamepad closer to the console and turn it off and on again, so I can't delete the partially installed MK8 Data. And trust me, I have no idea how and why my wii u bricked in such a stupid way.
    PS: I've already given up on saving it and have formatted my SD card and started using it for modding my old Wii
     
  11. MrCokeacola

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    Serves OP right for not having a NAND back-up.
     
  12. NIntendoModder101
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    I didn't know what a NAND Backup was at the time lol
     
  13. xs4all

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    Silly question, but have you tried re syncing your GamePad to the WiiU console?
     
  14. NIntendoModder101
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    Yeah, I have, but it lets me go to where you can sync it on the gamepad, but I think the brick wrecked the HDMI connection somehow, because it tells me to enter a code on my TV but I can't because it says No Signal.
     
  15. MrCokeacola

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    So you try a composite cable then?
     
  16. NIntendoModder101
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    I've tried using one to no success.
     
  17. bootmonster

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    I would say this is more of a semi brick.

    Do you have haxchi or cbhc installed?
     
  18. NIntendoModder101
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    I had regular Haxchi installed with a legit ds vc game
    I also had CBHC installed with a different ds vc game
     
  19. godreborn

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    iirc, a cbhc brick involves infinite loading on the wii u logo screen, not a video signal problem.
     
  20. Saiyan Lusitano

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    As far as decoration, the original WiiU box is better for that. I've my NES box up on one of my shelves for decoration along with other Nintendo stuff and a PS One console with figurines on a TV stand behind a glass door.

    Anyway, on the bright side. WiiU's are cheap nowadays if you want to get one otherwise a Switch considering it's hackable.
     
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