Reckon i'd be able to sell my Bricked Wii or should i just throw i

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by misticknight, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. misticknight
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    well i got off the phone with Nintendo Australia today, they said they want $30 to check the wii, if they cant fix it (i'm sure they cant it's a full brick) I gotta pay $250 for a brand new wii and i gotta pay for the shipping there, so i'd rather just buy a new wii for $400. I was just wondering is there a market out there for wiis like this, maybe someone will buy for parts or something, or should i not bother and just throw it. i was thinking of putting it on eBay for cheap but i dont know.
     


  2. kornychaos

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    i'm just gonna say don't throw it away no matter what .. don't have the answer to the other questions.
     
  3. misticknight
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    its pissing me off to look at it, i think breaking it will give me some happiness.
     
  4. icebrg5

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    Just list it on ebay.Someone will buy it thinking they can fix it.
    Just make sure you says it doesnt boot properly.
     
  5. koji2009

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    Nintendo can fix full bricks. Unless you broke something with the hardware, they should be able to fix it. Just expect to be upgraded to 4.0 without any cIOS.
     
  6. misticknight
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    yer they can but they want $250 for it.
     
  7. Tanas

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    Buy a new wii and replace the insides with the ones from the bricked one, then take it back to the shop and get a replacement, then you will have two brand new wii's, one to keep and one to sell. I done this with a PS2 and they swapped it with no questions asked.
     
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    I'd just like to interject a "green"(I really hate the way that word is used) message here. Don't throw electronics in the trash, recycle or dispose of them properly as they contain various hazardous materials. K thx bye.
     
  9. misticknight
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    i wouldnt know how to do that, plus i'd feel bad.

    btw that was to tanas not jimmy lol, i'll take your advice if i do plan on getting rid of it.
     
  10. air2004

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    a mod chip maybe able to help you
    or you could mail to me amd let me play with it and if I fix it you can have it back.
    if its still under warranty ninty will cover you
     
  11. Tanas

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    Feel bad? not for Nintendo I hope [​IMG]
     
  12. Darkzero51521

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    Well don't throw it away, rofl. I'd use the parts to play around with.

    I'll give you 35AU for it?
     
  13. misticknight
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    nah i dont have warranty anymore, i dont think i can fix it with a modchip either. it's a full brick and i cant get into recovery mode causei didn't have Preloader/starfall installed.

    darkzero, not woth it, it'd probably cost me more than that to ship it to America (i assume thats were you are judging by the flag under your nick).
     
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    can you savemii/savemiifrii?
     
  15. SenorClean

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    Which kind of brick?

    Which city are you in? Maybe I can help.

    Maybe ozmodchips can help.

    How is paying nintendo $250 for a new wii worse than paying $400 for a new one from a shop?

    Run through this chart -> http://savemii.net/troubleshooting.html
     
  16. misticknight
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    because i wouldn't have to wait 5-8 weeks for them to bring it back, not to mention they'll just send a wii, where as if i buy it from the store i can get a new controller and some games with it to so i'd rather that. also it's a full brick, all i get is black, nothing else, i cant turn it off without holding thep ower button for a while, and i dont have recovery mode installed so save mii isn't an option.
     
  17. Darkzero51521

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    Soo i guess that's a no to me buying it? haha
     
  18. SenorClean

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    Sounds like a banner brick, not a full brick.

    Full brick shows the opera error.

    It's probably either a bad WAD or a bad bluetooth module.

    How did the brick happen? Had you just installed some WADs?

    Either of those are fixable fairly cheaply.

    You don't need to have done anything in advance to use savemii / savemiifrii! it is an option for *any* wii.

    I'm not sure if they only send a wii or a package. Either way, $150 buys you more than a new controller, if that's what you really want.
     
  19. misticknight
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    are you sure? what happened was i updated to 4.0 through waninkokos updater, then i installed CISO60BF.wad without having installed Preloader first. u sure its not a full brick?
     
  20. SenorClean

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    Ugh.. well.... maybe...

    Savemii / savemiifrii + an original disc with IOS60 on it might fix it. Maybe. I'm sure nintendo could fix it at least.

    It's not a full brick in the sense of a cross region disc with a newer update munting your system menu - things get a bit complicated when you start screwing around with all this soft stuff.