Fully bricked wii - ideas?

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  1. mercantigo
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    Hi guys

    My Wii bricked on November. It was working at my home, but suddenly, it stopped to work - just when i took it to my cousin's house.

    Now, I see that the Wii's hack scene is very advanced... Maybe I can find a solution.

    The symptoms from my Wii are:
    - Black screen when i turn it on. TV detects when I turn it on, but i only got a black screen.
    - Sensor bar didnt turn on (I discovered it pointing my camera to it)
    - Can eject disks and make some noise, like reading the disks, but nothing happen.
    - Can be turned off only holding power button for a few seconds.
    - the WiiRemote lights blinks, like cant found wii.

    I took my wii to a repair house (on december), and they said that my wii was fully bricked, nothing was broken inside.
    I tried boot it pressing the Up, down, right and left from a GC controller on port 4, but nothing happen. I believe that something happened during the transportation from my house to my cousin's house. What could be? Wifi broken? I need some ideas [​IMG]


    A video, with the problem, and trying to make SaveMiiFrii works:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab71UY5MKE


    Thanks!
     
  2. WiiBlaster

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    yes wifi or blue tooth module could be loose or bad
     
  3. mercantigo
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    Tks for your fast reply.

    If BT module is broken, can i still have blank screens with no texts with the SaveMiiFrii trick?
    Can i buy the Wifi Module separately? Where?
     
  4. kashin

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    I don't see how either wi-fi or a BT Module could cause for the wii to fail to boot up?
     
  5. hackotedelaplaqu

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    Symptom : Low level Brick.

    Cause :
    Software failure : SystemMenu IOS (60 on 4.0) or Systeme Menu deleted. But I guess you've done nothing to your wii ?
    Hardware failure : bluetooth module down.
     
  6. tj_cool

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    They still do
    The wii just gives a black screen
    http://savemii.net/troubleshooting.html
    and yes you can buy them separate, but i dunno where
     
  7. mercantigo
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    No, it was running ok a day before. The only weird problem that i figured out was this error, when playing Mario Kart: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=82266&hl=

    Its a NTSC-J wii, but all games was working with WBB. Its a 3.2J firmware.
    Can the BT module is down even if I got no messages with the Up+Down+Left+Right GC trick?
     
  8. tj_cool

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    Are you doing it correctly? It should be in the 4th gamecube controller slot and you have to open the controller and remove something to force the 4 directions to stay down.
     
  9. mercantigo
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    Yeah.. I just uploaded the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab71UY5MKE

    Am i doing it right?
     
  10. mercantigo
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    Oh, and Is there a way to boot without the Wifi Module?
     
  11. SenorClean

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    Savemiifrii should work without a bluetooth module.

    It looks like you're doing the savemiifrii technique properly - so that would suggest wifi module failure.

    (see branch D -> http://savemii.net/troubleshooting.html)

    It'd be worth trying to re-seat it in case it has shaken loose.

    Dealextreme sell the replacement bluetooth modules -> http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16026

    Is there a reason you haven't just sent it to Nintendo for repair? They're usually pretty reasonable.
     
  12. Alexrose

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    In that other linked thread he said his games were trucha'd and that was april last year so I guess he has a chip.
     
  13. mercantigo
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    Yeah, my games are all trucha signed. My modchip is a wiikey [​IMG]
     
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    both modules are simply plugged in,
     
  16. mercantigo
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    Ok, I will try disassembly it tomorrow (I need to buy the screwdrivers)
    Where can I find the Wifi module, if I need to replace it?
    Its not a NAND related issue, right? Since I can eject and put discs...
     
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    I have this same exact brick problem too. Except mine is NTSC U, and unchipped. I can turn the console on with the Wiimote, so can it still be the BT module if that's the case?

    I have preloader installed but all I get is a black screen upon bootup.\

    Also, the SaveMiiFrii doesn't work for me. I'm thinking about sending this to a 3rd party to fix..