now repairing, DO NOT POWER OFF

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  1. thecyanaura
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    Has anyone gotten this message and what exactly does it mean? I put preloader 029 on my wii last night and cleaned up my sd card a bit this afternoon, but i don't know why it's doing this.

    it's been stuck there for about fifteen minutes.

    thanks for any replies in advance.
     


  2. sess

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    Preloader's April Fools joke. Press A on Wii Remote.
     
  3. feidhlim1986

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    Someone should have Stickied about this joke hours ago.
     
  4. thecyanaura
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    thecyanaura Advanced Member

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    f'n awesome! ! that got me good. up until a few minutes ago I had no problems at all with modding my wii. i about had a heart attack.

    and i swear i did a search too, but couldn't come up with anything normally i wouldn't start a new topic for something trivial.

    thanks!
     
  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    you've been had!
     
  6. kedest

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    Well at least april 1st is over in Europe. So only a few more american topics and we're done [​IMG]
    the joke sure did the trick. it scared a lot of people.
     
  7. spawn844

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    Bricked a few too
     
  8. kedest

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    yeah that's the less funny part.
     
  9. oneleggedjack

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    did nintendoliky ever return his wii? hope so, that was some lame shit, funny as all might hell, but lame because of the brick
     
  10. thecyanaura
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    how exactly did it brick some ppl? did it brick ppl when they powered off instead of pushing a?
     
  11. kedest

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    The preloader prank by itself is harmless. But some people really thought something was wrong and deleted certain files from nand in hope to fix the 'error'.
     
  12. thecyanaura
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    just saw that a few threads down.

    sorry again for creating a new thread. I'm usually a big proponent of forum etiquette.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

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    april 1st has come and gone here good riddance
     
  14. Col70

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    Jopking aside about this though - when I booted the sys menu up, after i figured it was a wind-up, some of my channels had been deleted (wads that I'd installed) - was not happy
     
  15. Mor13id

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    [​IMG] Is there another way to fix this? I hadn't used my wii for a while and don't have any wii remotes synchronized to it...
     
  16. FenrirWolf

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    Fix what, this error? It shouldn't even affect anything since it's not April 1st right now.
     
  17. Mor13id

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    I just got it right now. It says

    "Now repairing...
    DO NOT POWER OFF"
     
  18. FenrirWolf

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    That's weird. Have you tried unplugging it for 10 minutes and trying again? That solves syncing issues sometimes.

    Also, this "joke" is the reason why I'm never touching Preloader.
     
  19. ften

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    Turn the Wii on and wait 24 hours or if your impatient switch your non-synced Wii's bluetooth module into a function wii, sync your Wii-mote and then switch the module back... see below for complete details;

    http://fathertom.net/hardwii/?p=481

    I had the same issue with one of my Wii, I do a lot of repair/hardware testing, so my Wii thought it was April 1st when I put it back together a few days later.

    -FTen
     
  20. Mor13id

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    Well, I don't have another wii. So I guess my only option is to leave it on for 24hrs... [​IMG]
    *crosses fingers and hopes this works.*
    Thanks.