How Do I Fix My Bricked Wii?

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  1. TheKanator
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    My Wii had the homebrew channel, and had priiloader and bootmii (although I never did anything with them).

    I wanted to give my Wii menu a custom theme (but I didn't no how). I went into a program called "Wii mod" from the homebrew channel and installed something called like "System Menu". It then turned into a black screen.

    I unplugged my Wii but when I plugged it back in and turned it on the TV no longer received any signals from the Wii. It said to "check cable". Basically the wii wasn't sending out any A/V or Composite signals. However it did eject a disc.

    Is there anyway to fix my Wii or did I mess it up too much?
    PS: Also I now realize how dumb it was to install the system menu. It clearly was not a custom theme
     
  2. SomeGamer

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    Do you have Priiloader or a NAND backup?
     
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    I have priiloader, but I don't think I ever did anything to set it up (If that's necessary). All I did was have it on my SD card and have it show up on the homebrew channel.
     
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    To that extent, see what happens when you hold RESET then turn the Wii on while still holding the button. If you've gotten into some kind of menu, you're in luck. Otherwise, you'll have to hope you have Bootmii installed in boot2. Other than the singular disc drive flash when your Wii starts up, do you see any additional flashes? Try putting the bootmii files on the root of the SD card and see what happens when you start the Wii up.

    If none of those work, then your only option would be to send it to a professional for hardware repair.
     
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    That's not good. NAND backup? BootMii?
     
  6. TheKanator
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    I do have bootmii installed on the SD card.
     
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    Also, as a last ditch effort, you could attempt to get into Recovery Mode using this method: https://gbatemp.net/threads/wiimmortality-the-trick-that-makes-full-bricks-fixable.294029/
    Most likely this will not work if your System Menu is missing but it's worth a try. Keep in mind that the best way to do this is to buy a SaveMii, but it can be attempted by holding down all 4 D-Pad buttons on a GC controller in the 4th slot. This requires disassembly of the controller, just google how to enter recovery mode. And if you do not have a GC-compatible Wii, you are out of luck.
     
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    yeah I have the newer black Wii so no gamecube ports
     
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    Then you are unfortunately permanently bricked, unless you have a NAND backup which you would pay a professional to restore via hardware methods. Did you try holding RESET when the Wii starts up?
     
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    I did but there were no flashes and I can't tell if there was a menu because no TV signals
     
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    If there's a no signal message then that means there is no menu. So there's nothing you can do to recover the Wii.
     
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    Alright thanks for helping.
     
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    How do I Fix my Bricked Wii
    bootmii doesn't load
     
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    Do you know what might have bricked the Wii? What happens if you hold reset while booting?
     
  15. DarkIdiot07

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    nothing I bricked my wii because i installed the darktheme menu 4.2 u from 4.3u well i am an idiot because it is for the dolphin emu

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    Please help...
     
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    If you don't have bootmii and nothing happens when you push reset then there is not much to do to fix it. What firmware was your wii on?
     
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    I have bootmii installed as boot2 but as an ios only.And the firmware of my wii was 4.3u
     
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    If your wii is on 4.3 and you don't have priiloader or bootmii then there's nothing you can do to fix it. If you have a NAND backup then you could give it to someone with tools to physically flash it back to the Wii but that's about it.
     
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    I have a wii nand backup. But I think there are no repair stores for wii here in Philippines...
     
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    Well you should Google it to find a list of people to repair it, there might be someone close.