Taking the battery out doesn't reset the date and time on the Wii. Also because of how Crediar programmed the April Fool's prank it loads before he calls his GameCube controller code. At least that’s my theory as using a GameCube controller never worked when I had the issue.
Darn I must be unlucky, bought a Wii for my Son's Birthday 30th March 2010, less than 2-days later I get:....
DO NOT POWER OFF
And a 10-year old son in tears... Yeah really funny April Fool's joke! I thought a joke was suposed to be funny, don't see the humour in bricking a Wii, even if it is for 24-hours.
I have no idea what came 'pre-installed' on my Wii but I did take as many notes as I could when I first switched it on:
Model Number: RVL-001(KOR) - 40(8)
Serial Number: LKM10626xxx
Ver. 4.0 U
IOS (Rev. 17)
2) Mii Channel
3) Wii Shop Channel
4) SoftChip R100 Music
5) NeoGamma 8 Channel - NeoGAmma R8 Final / IOS (Rev. 17)
6) The HomeBrew Channel - v1.0.06
7) Pirates - Game - Working
8) MadStone - Game
9) Big Kahuna Party
10) Wii USB Loader
11) Wii DVD SoftChip R99M
12) WiiConnect 24 = Internet Wii News
Oh and I have a SanDisk 1GB Micro-Sd / Adapter (spare from the kids Nintendo DS, when they upgraded to 2GB)
We switch the Wii off everynight, so the controllers are not synched and pressing 'A' does nothing except all the lights flash on the controller.
I'm new to all this which pre-installed program is cause me the grief, sorry "preloader" does not mean much to me, anyone got a name or web site link?
I repeat my Wii came pre-loaded with all this stuff so I would really appreciate some advise on what is junk and should be uninstalled and some pointers on how to do it. What should I uninstall, plus what do you recommend I install?
But the first and most important thing is how do I get my Wii working again?
Again, I totally new with the Wii but I'm pretty computer savy.
First of all it doesn't brick anything, it just waits for A to be pressed!
2nd you're Wiimotes are not sync because you power off the Wii? I guess you never sync them correctly via the red buttons.
You can now either READ this thread or buy a new Wii...