Help! Bricked Wii because I'm an idiot!

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Xephyr911, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Xephyr911
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    Ok, so I hacked my Wii so it was down to 3.2U and all that good stuff, Starfall, etc etc.
    Then today, like an idiot, I decided to try out the 4.0 Firmware update that said I could keep the Trucha bug.
    I did it, and then ran Preloader.
    "It'll be fine."
    FAMOUS LAST WORDS.

    Now my Wii will only show a black screen with the words "System files are corrupted. Please see Owner's Manual on help troubleshooting" (or something like that, the text is all garbled, IDK why).

    Needless to say, I totally flipped out and my blood pressure skyrocketed.
    So I come to you, members of GBAtemp.
    Please help me with my Wii!
     
  2. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    GBATemp factory.
    Not much to do... reprogram using a infectus if you have a dump of your nand?
     
  3. mcellycell

    mcellycell Newbie

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    I'm not sure but I think you can still get to your preloader menu if you hold the reset button while turning your wii on. If you can get to that you should be able to get to the homebrew channel and from there you should be able to fix your problem.
     
  4. FGOD

    FGOD Wii gaming bitch

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    without a modchip or preloader you're pretty fucked... you'll need a game with a new update on it to get it fixed... and even then i doubt it would work as your ios 60 is damaged and that is needed to get 4.0 running...
     
  5. Diffusion

    Diffusion GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hold reset at boot to see if you can boot into preloader menu. Then you can fix it from there.
     
  6. andrewhan4

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    Did you add the hacks.ini file to your sd card root?

    If not add it in, make sure it's the ntsc hacks file not the pal one.

    If it still doesn't work hold reset while you switch the wii on, preloader should load, from here you can get into the homebrew channel and run any region changer or wad manager (with wad file) to reinstall the system menu
     
  7. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Damm btw the Wii is so scary to modify... its to fragile... Not like my iPod Touch 2nd gen which has gotten its NOR + NAND wiped numorous time xD
     
  8. --JoCa--

    --JoCa-- GBAtemp Regular

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    Can't you try one of those "unbrickers"? I dunno how they work, but it worth a try, doesn't it?
     
  9. SleepyPrince

    SleepyPrince GBAtemp Regular

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    I did the same but I rescued it by holding reset on boot
    launch HBC from preloader then reinstall the waninkoko firmware 4.0, IOS60 patch, etc
    everything's back to normal (now also with preloader 0.29)
     
  10. Xephyr911
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    Xephyr911 Newbie

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    Oh my gosh, I love you guys SOOOO much!
    Thanks for helping me, my Wii is on the road to recovery!
    [​IMG]
     
  11. anonymous_cactus

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    if theres anything i've learned in the past 7 days of watching these forums like a hawk, its not to mess with preloader :-P
     
  12. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What I've learned by watching these forums is that these "safe" 4.0 upgraders are screwing a lot of people over. I've never seen so many OMG I BRICKED MAH WII threads as I have over the past week or two.
     
  13. Keeley

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    lol i bricked my wii today but preloader saved it thank god... time to downgrade to 3.2 lol
     
  14. Keeley

    Keeley GBAtemp Fan

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    So know i just install system289.wad and install everything all over again and all will be good?

    oh yeah for some reason the Wii can't read brawl but if you eject the disk and put it back in it'll ask to update so that i can play it which is weird as its an original disk hmm maybe it'll be fixed once i downgrade to 3.2