homebrew channel bricked my friends wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Zenith94, Nov 26, 2008.

Nov 26, 2008
  1. Zenith94
    OP

    Member Zenith94 1337 h4x0r f0r t3h w1nz

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    825
    Country:
    United States
    i though the homebrew channel was 100 percent safe but my friend installed it correctly but every time he puts in a game disc it says unable to read disc and it did that to like all 15 of his games. he sent it into nintendo to get it fixed
     


  2. t3hdragon

    Newcomer t3hdragon Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    United States
    I distinctly recall every step of installing it mentioning that there is a chance to brick or damage the Wii.
     
  3. Arm the Homeless

    Member Arm the Homeless Custom Title

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,762
    Location:
    /home/andy/
    Country:
    United States
    The Homebrew Channel did not brick your friend's Wii.

    And your friend is an idiot to send it in to Nintendo when we could've fixed it here.

    Why did you post this?
     
  4. Samnitmar

    Newcomer Samnitmar Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    93
    Country:
    United States
    Probably just a dirty lens, or bad burns if the 15 games were back ups.
     
  5. mastermanna123

    Member mastermanna123 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    Under your bed.
    Country:
    United States
    umm....
    i dont think the homebrew channel can brick ur wii...
    i think you shuddve looked more into the problem before sending it to nintendo.
    but i gess thats proof enuff: j00 r n00b...
     
  6. JoeyGennaro

    Member JoeyGennaro GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    110
    Country:
    United States
    Wow, you are a complete idiot - the homebrew channel did not brick the wii and sending it to nintendo to get it fixed after doing something like that is probably the absolute STUPIDEST thing I've ever heard anybody do before....good luck with THAT one. Wow, talk about a major MORON!!!!!!!!!!! Sending a system that has had the homebrew channel put on it to nintendo..are you a friggin mental case?
     
  7. EmperorOfCanada

    Member EmperorOfCanada GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,478
    Location:
    Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Way way way out of line.. Treat other temers with SOME respect even if they do something you think is stupid. Not everyone here was born knowing everything.
     
  8. Zenith94
    OP

    Member Zenith94 1337 h4x0r f0r t3h w1nz

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    825
    Country:
    United States
    i posted this because the homebrew channel did brick his wii and u should be aware of this his games are legit and worked before he installed it

    how can you fix it?.
     
  9. regt123

    Newcomer regt123 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    32
    Country:
    United States
    can't fix it anymore since he sent it to nintendo
     
  10. Zenith94
    OP

    Member Zenith94 1337 h4x0r f0r t3h w1nz

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    825
    Country:
    United States
    well obvoisly but if he didnt send it in what would u recomend?
     
  11. Tichinde925

    Member Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,096
    Location:
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    Country:
    United States
    Installation of the Twilight Hack to install the Homebrew Channel does not touch the DVD drive's function or anything to do with Disc Reading.

    The homebrew channel did not brick his wii.

    If his wii was "bricked", it wouldnt turn on nor would the system menu function properly.

    15 Legit games eh? Then he must have touched some of the apps that were inside the homebrew channel if your friend downloaded and installed any of the homebrew apps onto the SD card.

    The homebrew channel itself is empty and cannot do any harm unless you misuse the apps that you put into the homebrew channel.
     
  12. syst3merror

    Member syst3merror GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    248
    Location:
    Indiana
    Country:
    United States
    HOLY CRAP!!!!! Your buddy bricked his wii with HB??? OMG!!!!!! You should get insurance because you are the most UNLUCKY person since about 8000 other people have done it and not had a problem at all!! [​IMG]

    Again, HB didn't brick your buddies wii, something else did and this was the easy blame!
     
  13. Lazycus

    Member Lazycus Rotten

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    871
    Country:
    United States
    Nothing is 100% safe. HBC is probably pretty close to 100% but you did read the disclaimer when you installed it, right?

    Also, the Wii is not "bricked". If the system menu comes up you are far from being bricked.

    What did he run from HBC? Surely you (or your friend) didn't install the HBC just to see it on the menu?
     
  14. SleepyPrince

    Member SleepyPrince GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    173
    Country:
    Hong Kong
    You should really read what a 'bricked' wii is before starting a post pointing fingers at HBC
     
  15. Darknesss

    Newcomer Darknesss Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Messages:
    27
    Country:
    United States
    The only way the Homebrew Channel install could brick a wii is if when it was copying the channel to NAND, the power went out. Possibly this could cause a corrupted banner, and cause a banner brick.
     
  16. noobwarrior7

    Member noobwarrior7 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,594
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    he doesn't have a bricked wii, at most he probably needed a power cycle...nintendo's probably gonna plug it in, see nothing wrong with it and send it back to him.
     
  17. robman62

    Member robman62 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    275
    Country:
    United States

    Nintendo will plug it in see there is nothing wrong with it, notice homebrew channel update it to 3.4 or higher(if then avail.) then send him a bill for the wii being out of warranty along with the wii.
     
  18. jjahuja

    Newcomer jjahuja Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    In your wii bricking it
    Country:
    United States
    It's not bricked dumbass. HBC is harmless and your friend should have read the disclaimer. All nintendo is gonna do is get pissed off,flick you off for adding 3rd party software and send him a huge fucking bill.
     
  19. jinghuacao

    Newcomer jinghuacao Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Country:
    Canada
    When I read your post, suddenly "the lord of rings" flashed through my mind. I saw Gandulf stands there saying, "fool of a took".

    If it says "cannot read disk", it means your application is running !!!!!!!!!

    The reason why it cannot read disk, is you used the old version backup loader on the lastest version of IOS249, or otherwise. Just find the right version of backup loader with right version of ios.

    We would love to see how Nintendo treats your friend.
     
  20. Tichinde925

    Member Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,096
    Location:
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    Country:
    United States
    Oh wow. Um...did your friend delete the homebrew channel before sending it to Nintendo?
     

Share This Page