1. Supercharlie25

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    Hello, my Wii U is unable to boot since using Nintendont. Wii U logo and boom.
    I have been using Nintendont for a long time now, like 2 months, and had been playing multiple GC games (going vwii and then launching it and lately through knjects from the Wii U menu). Had played Chibi Robo and more games for sometime already.
    The thing is I launched Nintendont from the Wii U menu, forwarder and an error I didn't read entirely bc the console rebooted itself said something about not an GC ISO present in the console.
    I pressed a button by mistake before this Nintendont error was shown.
    Just after this Nintendont error appeared and the console rebooted, the 160-0103 error appeared, and until now.
    I already think it's a serious problem related to the NAND, but I just wanted to know how could Nintendont have caused it.

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    Hello.:)

    Did you first tried the "official" Suggestion fom Nintendo ?
    https://en-americas-support.nintend...il/a_id/2431/~/error-code:-160-0103,-160-1709

    Complete these steps
    1. Power off the console.
      • If any external storage devices are being used with the console, disconnect them.
    2. Power on the console again. If no errors are being displayed then the problem could be with the external storage device.
      • Ensure that any external storage device used with the console is a recommended type.
        • If this is not the case, using a recommended type may resolve the problem.
      • If the external storage device is a recommended one, please contact the device's manufacturer for assistance.

    I really hope it is a "small Thing" like this.

    How is our Wii U modded/hacked please ?

    Good Luck and
    Thank you.:)
     
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    Yes, I've tried. Same result. It has an external hard drive connected by a Y USB cable and an SD card.
    The console has coldboot haxchi since 2017 approximately.
     
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    Thank you.:)

    Can you still access the Coldboot Haxchi Boot Screen (where you can press the HOME Button to select your Starting Application) ?
     
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    I wish, but unfortunately can't. The error appears 2-3 seconds after the Wii U logo and its chime appear.
     
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    Thank you.:)

    My first Thought was a vWii Brick.
    Then I thought a Coldboot Haxchi Brick (still possible ??).

    But now I think,your Wii U has a real Hardware Issue.:(
    But please wait for other Opinions from other Users too.

    Thank you.:)
     
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    I've never seen this error by using vWii.
    Error 160-0103 is usually attributed to a defect on the eMMC chip on the console, the memory basically. When Smash Bros came out in late 2015, some consoles brick 'cause this error, and it was something about the game corrupting the NAND or something like that. It happened with a lot of games, New Super Mario Bros. U is another example.
    I've seen fixes for it, but it requires you to get access to the main system (that's before you restart for the first time after encountering this error), and a lot of people recover their consoles by sending 'em to Nintendo for a warranty claim.
     
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    Here's a video of what happens. I can turn on the console from the Gamepad and the console also turns on the gamepad if I turn it on from its power button, which I saw "surprising
    I'm gonna look for the Nintendont error that made it brick. I can assure this has happened bc of Nintendont, as I had been using the console in Wii U mode for sometime before launching the program.
     
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    Also... is Coldboot Haxchi installed onto your console?
    A lot of people came to this error code because a CBHC brick as @alexander1970 said.
    Anyway, the only way to recover your console now is by flashing the NAND with your backup of it, and the OTP file. I dunno if you can do this without hardmod, but I doubt it.

    EDIT: Forget it, I've read all the thread and... probably is a CBHC brick. Unless you have your NAND backup in hand, you cannot recover your console, and you have to hardmod your console, reflashing the NAND file on the eMMC chip on the motherboard of the Wii U.
     
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    oops sorry about the previous response, I couldn't send the video and I forgot to delete the first part.
    Anyways, thx for your answer. My question is: how can a vwii program like Nintendont brick the whole console? Is the repairing expensive? (As I will be sending it to a local repair shop)

    And also, as a extra information, what I did was:
    1. Launch Nintendont from the Wii U menu forwarder (FIRST time doing it, as I would go to vwii menu if I wanted to change any settings, or just launch an injected game from the Wii U menu).
    2. Select USB (where you have to choose between SD or Usb) I have an external HDD and an SD Card connected at the same time. Always had been using it that way with no problems. But I think this MAYBE caused the problem, bc I always had selected SD. Idk why I selected USB, honestly. Injected games are in the Wii U's HDD but the Nintendont files are obviously in the SD card.
    3. The infamous error I didn't have to read. I've searched for similar errors but I can't find it. I might had misread it. All I can say it had the words GC and iso.

    Video:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/5AMBP88gjXYY6oZW7
     
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    Yep, it's an eMMC brick (CBHC brick, whatever you wanna call it).
    The problem possibly was the fowarder, maybe it... messed up with CBHC, I actually don't know.
    But yeah, the only way to recover the console is via hardmod, and... it depends, here in Mexico for example, it would be around €80.00 or even €100.00 (this repairs are very expensive in Mexico and people still pays the fucking price), I don't find price listin' for Spain, but it may be around €50.00 to €80.00.
     
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    Can a local store repair it or only Nintendo can? Bc I would have problems with the console being hacked. Thank you for the information.
     
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    Here in Austria Nintendo has this Prices (I think they are EU wide):

    Wii U 8GB 57,50 - 170,50 EUR
    Wii U 32GB 57,50 - 193,51 EUR
     
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    Ninty wouldn't repair it 'cause the hack, and CBHC isn't possible to remove right now, and as the situation is right now, you would have to wait a long time.
    I would recommend to search for a trustworthy repair store, or someone near you that knows how to do it... but anyway, you would have to wait a lot.
    At this point, maybe you could find a deal for a Wii U that cost around the same or even better as the repair, some people find those with games and all for $100 USD. Maybe you're lucky... or, you could try this yourself, there are schematics online for the process, and... it's actually not that easy. Nevermind, don't try it unless you have soldering experience.
    :rofl2:
    Anyway, none of this would work if you don't have your NAND backup in your PC, and finding a good deal with how many people will begin to sell their consoles dirt cheap for the hard times coming is pretty possible. I'm just suggestin', if you see a good deal for a Wii U, it would be better to buy it, and if not, send it to repair, just remember to also send a copy of the NAND backup.
     
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    Do the person who repairs the console need the NAND backup obligatorily? How does Nintendo do it? If he/she needs it, I'm pretty fucked up.
     
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    Yes, and directly from your console when it worked. That's why the guide always recommends to make a NAND backup.
     
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    Pfff...i feel so stupid. I also have a New 3ds, previously an 03ds and i have my backups perfectly saved and organised by date....meanwhile i dint do any for my Wii U. I don´t know why i didn´t do it but now i´m facing the consequences.

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    I know it´s a dumb question but, could Nintendo detect cbhc if i sent it to them for repair?
    i ask this bc it doesn´t even boot....
     
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    I think so, I'm not sure... they use a different method to repair the consoles than the one that we use, that we don't know yet. What do I mean with "yet"? As far as we know, Ninty repairs your 3DS by using the same method as ntrboot with another special cartridge they own, but for the Wii U we don't know yet.
     
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    Just curious, what happens if you unplug the hard drive and turn on the Wii U?
     
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    Well, just got sent to Nintendo a few hours ago. I´ll see what happens with it and tell you
     
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