Hackmii - Nintendo is charging a fine for repairing a softmoded Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Screemer, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Screemer
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    Screemer GBAtemp Maniac

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    bushing has posted an articel over at hackmii which proof that ninti changed their way they handle hacked wiis.

    http://hackmii.com/2009/04/warranty/#more-536

    in my eyes it's ridiculous to charge a fine if they mark a wii as hacked if any other hardware/software failure out of warranty is covered by a 80€ fee.
     
  2. SanGor

    SanGor Witchhunter

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  3. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

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    Lol..you and someone other posted the same thing at the same time:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=150886
    [​IMG]

    Anyways, that took loooong until it hit GBATemp...I was wondering how long it would take....longer than I thought...I made my comment on HackMii already...

    Someone has the care to develope an App that deletes everything (custom Channels/cIOS/etc...) from the Wii [​IMG]?
     
  4. Screemer
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    Screemer GBAtemp Maniac

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  5. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    This Sucks... i think its kinda stupid how theyre doubleing you euro's for software.

    But hey, i still have preloader installed [​IMG]
     
  6. Screemer
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    Screemer GBAtemp Maniac

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    little bit hard to uninstall stuff if you are bricked [​IMG]

    the best way to get a out of warranty repair for the regular rate is frying the mainboard.

    your post is. buddy you should keep your crap for yourself. it's proven to be legit.
     
  7. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    Your right, i sound kinda like a douche. [​IMG]
    Edited my post.
     
  8. dun4cheap

    dun4cheap GBAtemp Regular

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    Another reason to buy your Wii from Costco.
     
  9. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    I'll keep both your original posts, it's only fair [​IMG]
     
  10. lakaiskateboarding

    lakaiskateboarding GBAtemp Regular

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    Making a Wii doesn't even cost half of that money. [​IMG] And yes it is true what I am saying, Nintendo lowered the production costs.
     
  11. wiin00b22

    wiin00b22 Newbie

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    lol dude FORMAT and give it back to Nintendo,those guys wont notice a thing
     
  12. lakaiskateboarding

    lakaiskateboarding GBAtemp Regular

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    How? It is bricked dude. [​IMG]
     
  13. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    nintendo's costumer service sucks
    cycle of fail:
    error code entered: email them
    emailed: call them
    Called: input error code
    FAIL.
     
  14. mhadf

    mhadf Advanced Member

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    So you're going to need a mains supply and some bare cable........
     
  15. lakaiskateboarding

    lakaiskateboarding GBAtemp Regular

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    One thing is for sure: it isn't gonna work against softmodding, so why do they do it? They will only get a bad name. Especially if the non-gaming folks with a Wii are against you, you're dead. [​IMG]
     
  16. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They totally have the right to do this, but still, it's insane to charge that much. 40 euro's more buys you a brand new wii.
     
  17. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The good news is that it looks like BootMii is almost done except for the SD card issue. Even then I'd by a new SD Card for it in a heartbeat if I had to. Far better than paying up the wazoo if I ever brick my Wii.
     
  18. frogcloset

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    I believe this is what is called a deterrent.

    just remember


    money saved, enjoyment and enhancements > possible nintendo wallet thrash.
     
  19. m00k

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    well obviously this isnt great news but i have to say, i have an original wii ( bought on release ) which i have treated very badly (e.g. no triwing screwdriver, so used a drill instead :E their are other stupid stories i could mention, but lets just say i like to hack in the traditional sense [​IMG]) and i havent had any issues with my console in general. Of course not all wii's are as tough as mine but im sure there arnt a huge amount of recalls anyway.

    That said, I would never rely on a warranty on any product that i own that i have meddled with (which is pretty much all of them). the home brew channel is not nintendo software, and so i'd say that when you install it, you've already relinquished any right you had for nintendo to help out. Lets face it, they could just turn around and say, "we dont fix consoles out of warranty at all". Im pretty sure there is no law which would hold them to fixing consoles that they didnt want to fix out of warranty.

    what it did make me think tho, is maybe nintendo dont see any real way of stopping the usb loader or the like, in which case this sort of deterrent kind of makes sense.
     
  20. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    just don't brick your wii! [​IMG]