I had some issues with my Wii, from accidentally causing what appeared to be a full brick. At first it seemed that the bluetooth module went bad as no wiimotes would synch. So I hooked up a gamecube controller up to the wii so I can navigate the preloader menu. Accidentally clicked the upgrade to preloader and it locked up and froze up... After a couple hours with it just sitting there while I searched around on what to do, I decided to power it off and on. As it booted back up, nothing came up, no preloader menu or system menu, just a black screen. For searching around there was basically nothing I can do, so I gave up and decided to "fry" the wii and send it back to nintendo. To fry the wii I plugged it into an outlet, powered it up, and poored a bit of water inside... It instantly shut off and gave off a good smoky smell. Thought I was successful, but about 12 hours later I decided to plug it back and and check it out. The power light light up, but when I powered it on it actually would not turn on, just a yellow light. At this time I was pressing the red synch button and the reset button at the same time, and the power light was flickering kind of funny. Still thought I was successful at frying my wii. So about 24 hours later, I decided to test it out one more time before calling Nintendo. I was shocked on what happened next, the Wii booted up to the system menu and everything was fine... So what fixed it? Did I cause something inside the Nintendo to reset the system menu? Still had all my channels installed, Homebrew and all. At this point, my wife wanted me to remove all the hacks so that we don't accidentally brick it again, so I did and now I have a perfect virgin wii. I used the following guide to make it a virgin: How to remove softmods and make your Wii a virgin Anyone have any thoughts how this could have fixed it? Hope it may help someone, but please don't pour water in your wii thinking it will fix a bricked wii, as this was done out of desperation. Thankfully didn't have to send it off to Nintendo.