Low level brick, think I'm screwed!

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Aug 13, 2010
  1. burtbetamax
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    Hey all.

    After having a successfully softmodded Wii for a couple years now, I made the bonehead move of trying to downgrade to 4.2 and install a bunch of cIOS after my system was accidentally updated to 4.3.

    Upon rebooting I was greeted with... well... Nothing!
    I have low level bricked my poor Wii, and figure it'll be better to buy a new one rather than try chipping it.

    Oh well!

    It happened after I did some massive install with NUSAD.

    For those interested- below is the guide it gave me for all the things I did:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  2. muck chucker

    Member muck chucker GBAtemp Regular

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    Did you make a NAND back up does bootmii boot and have you tried removing the sd card on start up?
     
  3. W hat

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    Could you have Bootmii boot2 installed? If so, why didn't you?

    Since this is a cautionary tale, allow me to write a list of things people new to Wiibrew should know.

    Bootmii as Boot2 is a lifesaver. Use it if possible.
    NEVER try to downgrade. More often than not, you'll have serious problems.
    BE VERY CAREFUL when installing custom .wad files. It is possible to "banner brick" your Wii from a crappy custom banner.
     
  4. burtbetamax
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    Yep, made a backup.
    No, bootmii doesn't boot as I couldn't install it as boot2 so can only launch it from homebrew launcher.
    And yes, I've tried with and without the card in.


    I'm going to try the SaveMiiFrii gamecube-controller diagnostic mode thing before I throw in the towel.
     
  5. giantpune

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    sounds like you either forgot to install the IOS70 wad, or you didnt delete the stub IOS70 that was there from the 4.3 update before you tried to install the wad. either way, your wii is toast, but since you made a nand backup, you can fix it with a nand programmer, which should be far less than the price of a new wii.

    i would also suggest to whoever made this batch of stuff for you to use, they should have the user install the IOS for the new system menu, then actually reload into that IOS so the user can verify that it works before they install a system menu that will rely on the broken IOS. It would have saved your ass on this one.
     
  6. bwillb

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    its from XFLAK's NUSAD... not sure why it wouldn't include removing STUB IOS... maybe a bug
     
  7. Tom191

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    Are you just assuming, or do you have reason to believe it? I didn't see the OP mention aXFlaks NUDAS app.
    But if your wii is FULLY bricked and you do have a nand backup, then I know aXFlak knows the person that you should send it to for repair. As him, he'll know.
     
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    Yeah, your Wii is pretty much done for. Fortunately for you, though, that NAND backup can be used if you send it to a programmer.

    I can't remember names very well, so just ask around. [​IMG]
     
  9. burtbetamax
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    Newcomer burtbetamax Newbie

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    While it's nice to hear that the NAND backup would save me-
    I just realized that it didn't complete.

    Haaah... Oh well.

    I'll update this with the results of the gamecube-controller diagnostic mode thing when I do it this weekend.
     
  10. giantpune

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    if you even got the keys.bin that go with the nand backup, somebody will be able to fix it. these are written to the SD before the nand is dumped. without at least the keys.bin, its done for.
     
  11. bwillb

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    well given the fact that the first line of the guide says

    NUS Auto Downloader 4.1.9 Custom Guide
    Generated on Thu 08/12/2010 - 19:10:02.67
    Check for updates at tinyurl.com/nusauto

    I'd say theres reason to believe it.
     

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