I know you get hundreds of topics like this on here. I searched through a lot and did a lot of research before my thread. I want to make sure I have not overlooked any method of starting my recovery. If anyone has any ideas about things i've not mentioned let me know. Thanks! I have not hooked up my wii since I moved about 8 months ago. Prior to moving I had updated my 249/240 to v20 and my hermes slots to v5 and was happily playing. I have priiloader and bootmii installed (as IOS and boot2). My system menu is a 4.2U version. When I turn on my system there's no video. At all. I dont know what happened in the move. It worked when I shut it down, and patches always cause a soft reset on the system so if I bricked it on my last patches then I would have known before I moved. At least that's what I would have thought. No priiloader if I hold reset. The cd slot led does flash when there is no card indicating a bootmii install. The cdrom will take/eject discs but that's about it. I can hold down all 4 d pad directions on the gc controller in slot 4 and bring up the system and it seems to start trying to read the cd rom but still no video output. I don't have any real new titles here. Smash bros was what I was trying. What should I use for a 4.2U system? I pretty much figure this thing is toast but it's been with me since launch day so i'd like to try and recover it if possible. Is there anything else I can do on my own before I start going through brick recovery steps like a savemifree or an infectus? I havne't tried getting into recovery mode yet. Didn't have the hack enabled prior to the issue so I don't think that turning it on in the hacks.ini will do squat at this point. Another question I have, which is probably more pertinent, is how can I take a bootmii image of my system and extract out my games that were saved to the console? I'm trying to not lose a perfect Mariokart and Super Paper Mario game here. Or am I mistaken there and bootmii only covers raw system files and not user stuff? Thanks for reading and any efforts to help me fix my gear!