Possible Full Brick, How Can I Fix?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by hankarlo, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. hankarlo
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    Hi all, my mate has just bricked his Wii doing a firmware upgrade. Its a full brick I think coz its just a black screen when you power the system up. He hasnt got preloader or bootmii or HBC installed, would it be possible to fix it, If I replaced his DVD drive, with my D2Pro modded drive & tried to get his Wii to boot with Any Region Changer autoboot-disk? Have any of yous tried recovering form a similar situation & succeeded? Im trying to gather as much info as I can before I attempt to fix it for him. I'd really appreciate any tips or help from anyone with knowledge of unbricking Wii's.

    Thanx for reading

    Hankarlo
     
  2. HiBit

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    You can only fix the Wii if the recovery mode work and there is [c]IOS with trucha available.
    To see the recovery mode work you can use savemiifrii and if it didn't work you can't fix the Wii with your drive.
     
  3. WiiPower

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    Was the Wii on 4.0 somewhen, and at 3.2 before the update from disc?
     
  4. hankarlo
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    Thanx for the replies guys...
    I think it was on v3.2e before the attempted upgrade. Is there any way of knowing?
     
  5. aabbccdd

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    Upgrading from 3.2 to 3.4 sometimes if not always results in a full brick.
     
  6. Covarr

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    No, not always.

    Downgrade from 4.x to 3.2, then upgrade to 3.4 will result in a full brick.
     
  7. HiBit

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    But only if there is an stub IOS installed(i think some tools know the problem and didn't install a stub IOS).