Need advise for bricked wii

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  1. Zense
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    Zense GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Last weekend I bought a second hand wii for a cheap price since it was supposedly broken and I figured I would take a look at it.

    So far I've found out that it (strangely considering where I bought it) is an ntsc 3.0 rvl001 wii. This is the info I have so far:

    It boots to a black screen
    Priiloader is not installed
    Recovery menu works and shows 3.0u
    When trying to sync a wiimote its leds will only blink blue until it turns off.

    I tried to open it up but it seems my trusty triwing screwdrivers have reached their eol so I have to pick up some new ones before I ruin any screws and end up in a miserable state.

    What I figure so far is that it's either the bluetooth module (which I will test since I have 2 other "functioning" wiis I can borrow from), or some sort of softbrick, which I could try to fix by inserting a retail disc with an update during recovery mode (?) and hopefully fix.

    The seller told me the wii might have been modded so it'll be interesting to see what I can find, since that could make fixing it easier.

    Anyways, I was hoping someone more knowledgable could give me any advice or correct me on any assumptions I might've made.
     
  2. tech3475

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    I'd check the BT module first since that's a likely cause and does match the symptoms.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Brick#Full_Brick_.28System_Menu.29

    Don't retail updates require you to select yes/ok though? If you have a spare compatible drive/modchip lying around you could possible create an autoboot disc.

    Also, if it's been modded, have you tried to insert an SD card with bootmii installed on it?
     
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    Zense GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    No I havent tried that I think.. Maybe actually I did. I'll give it another try. Are there files specifc for ntsc for bootmii? I figured when the seller said modded he referred to having a modchip. I
     
  4. tech3475

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    AFAIK it's just a line in the config file for video output.

    Since you're going to open it anyway, you might as well look at the drive.

    If you're lucky, it is just a drive mod as that will reduce the potential points of failure.
     
  5. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    More than just a config file, also contains and armboot.bin or something like that. U can download it from one of ModMii classic's download pages, or search for the direct link
     
  6. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Maniac

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    could be a banner brick. You can fix that with a mod chip and a self booting disc that has tools on it like anytitle deleter.
     
  7. GreyWolf

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  8. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    Yeah I got a list of URLs too (I just gotta scroll to the right section of Modmii's source code, lol)
     
  9. Zense
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    Zense GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'll post my findings on monday when I'm back from a wedding and have access to the wii and new triwings.
     
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