Need help with an easy to brick Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Krafter, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Krafter

    Krafter Advanced Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    United States
    I have a Boot2 Wii that I recovered from a brick by flashing the BootMii boot2 sectors into the NAND. I thought that was going to be the end of it but unfortunately it wasn't. I'm now finding that the problem with the Wii is much deeper. It would appear that the problem is with a VC game (Contra Rebirth). From what I gather from the owner, he aborted the install before it was completed. Now if I look at it wrong it will brick again. If I do an official update, it bricks. If I try to uninstall or delete Contra, it bricks. If I try to format, it hangs up so I'm forced to power it down and upon reboot..... it's bricked. I've tried reinstalling Contra to no avail. You might say, why not use Comex NAND formatter or ohneswanzenegger to build a new NAND and start fresh... I would but the owner has his heart set on getting his system back to the way it was before the brick. He has a butt load of VC games and games saves on it that he want's to save.

    Now, I've done some extensive troubleshooting on this thing. The last thing I tried was to extract the NAND using ShowMiiWads but it errored out on me saying that it couldn't open a file at xxxx\xxxx path and gave a file name. I pretty sure that file is the root of my problem but for the life of me, I can't find a way to delete it. I tried using fstoobox to overwrite the file but for whatever reason, that apps first tries to mount the file but it can't. Probably due to the same reason ShowMiiWads can't.

    So to wrap it up, I know where the problem is, down to the exact corrupt file but I don't know how to get rid of it. Does anyone know of a homebrew app that will allow me to delete a given file. Not just a wad, I mean a given file at a given path.
  2. diddy81

    diddy81 Wii Theme Team

    Mar 14, 2009
    could be wrong but have you tried "AnyTitle Deleter"
  3. endoverend

    endoverend AKA zooksman

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    Jun 6, 2013
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    +1 this. If anytitledeleter cant do it, nothing can.
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