Is there a way to save my Wii?

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  1. Checkabookout
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    Okay, I have a possibility that there isn't, but here's my problem:

    I used the Letterbomb method to get the Homebrew Channel, and I have some Wii games on my usb drive, and I was thinking about using loadstructor to create channels for the games to get to the games faster, so I did just that. I installed the wads using Wad Manager, I exit the Homebrew Channel, and....black screen. I was thinking the Wii glitched out on the menu, and turning off and turning back on would work. Sure enough, I turn the Wii back on, and the health and safety info screen shows up, but when I get to the menu, I hear the music, but again the screen is black, and I can't do a thing.

    Yes, I did install bootmii as boot2, and no, I do not have priiloader. Is there a solution, or am I screwed?
     
  2. 2Hack

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    did you make a NAND backup?
     
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    Nope, forgot to do that before I made that mistake. Is there a way I can access my Wii without the Nand backup?
     
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    Sounds like you have a banner brick. Launch the homebrew channel from bootmii (you are lucky it's boot2). Uninstall the wad that caused the brick.

    There are only a few games that will cause a banner brick natively, Mario Party 9, A Boy and His Blob, and 1 or 2 more I can't remember.

    If you made a mistake making the channel it could be any game causing it.
     
  5. Checkabookout
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    And how do I launch bootmii? And what if I deleted the wads from the sd card on my computer? Can't I just get to the settings menu from bootmii?
     
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    Put the bootmii files on the root of the SD card, put the SD card in the Wii. You should see the bootmii menu. Choose to launch the homebrew channel using the power and reset buttons.

    Even though you've deleted the wads from the SD card, do you have backups of them? If so, you can just copy them again and delete them with WAD Manager.
     
  7. Checkabookout
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    I'm running into a problem. I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how to start up bootmii.
     
  8. osaka35

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    hold down the reset button as you turn on the wii, if I recall correctly.
     
  9. Badablek

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    no, that's for priiloader...bootmii starts automatically when it finds the bootmii folder on the SD card.


    Checkabookout unzip bootmii.zip (check attached file) in the root of your SD card then start your wii, and bootmii will load. From there, launch HBC, then Any title deleter (or any manager that is able to delete channels) and remove the corrupted channel(s)


    If HBC does not launch, you'll have to use cboot2 to start Any title Deleter (there is no Wad Manager/ Channel deleter compiled under MINI...you can't boot libogc homebrew under bootmii)


    ps : stop installing crappy corrupted WAD channels. You should just boot straight to any USB Loader (with priiloader mod) from where you will be able to start your games quickly. USBLoader GX, in channel mode, is perfect for that ! And you will not have to mess with channels on real NAND, which is a pain in the @ss as you can see.
     

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    also, if you manage to fix it, make sure to install priiloader :D
     
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    should be reinstalling the system menu wad should fix it? I did have this when doing a softmod without using modmii in the past.

    All that I done was this, my system back then is v4.2U

    - use modmii to downgrade from 4.2 to 4.1
    - initialize bootmi and launch MMM dol file
    - install the WADS generated by modmii using MMM
    - reboot and that should fix it,
    - use modmii to go back to v4.2 (if you want)
    - then just follow the steps provided by MMM to install the softmod.
     
  12. Badablek

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    Absolutely NOT. This is a banner brick, not a System Menu brick. Reinstalling the System Menu will NOT remove any of the corrupted channel(s), so the problem will stay exactly the same until the faulty channel(s) are destroyed and burned in hell
     
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    You could use anytitledeleter or a similar program to remove the corrupt channel if you do not have the wad used to install.
     
  14. Checkabookout
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    I just started up my Wii, and yes the folder is in my sd card as we speak, it's not working. And I DID NOT uninstall the System Menu.
     
  15. Badablek

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    then you don't have bootmii boot2...it seems, at least.


    try to start your wii without any SD Card. If bootmii boot2 is in there, you will see the blue light of the DVD slot blinking 3 times, quickly.
    If you don't see that, you're screwed.
     
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    There is still a way to install bootmii using a hardware flasher I think. That assumes his Wii is even bootmii boot2 compatible.
     
  17. Badablek

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    Of course, but before talking about hardware modding with infectus, it should be good to know if bootmii boot2 is installed :moogle:

    CPU-01 are not that easy to find now...or maybe his wii is a "day one" ?