Revirginizing my Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Sonicandtails, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Sonicandtails
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    So I was playing Brawl as I usually do when suddenly I noticed the ever so fun artifacting of an overheating Wii GPU. My back fan works, I tried putting the Wii on its side with the old USB fan I have for it. Nothing helped. I'm convinced it's toasting, and that sucks. WiiConnect24 hasn't been on for a very, very long time.

    I'm going to have to send it in to Nintendo, if they'll even let me. I am not thrilled.

    I've had the Wii since right around launch and have had a modchip in it for a few years as well. Taking that out won't be a big deal, but unfortunately I have to deal with the innumerable software modifications I have plunged in to my Wii. There have probably been many topics about this, but many were old and outdated, and I'm curious what we have these days to help.

    I've written up a little list of things to do...
    So my first step is to obviously remove the WiiKey. That I can do easily, and it won't look like I've been in there. But what about the rest of the junk I have? I would assume removing all the WADs and tickets for everything that doesn't belong should in essence make my Wii "non-hacked", right? What tools do you guys use for these things these days? I'm somewhat jaded and don't know where to start. Is it not possible to remove all traces in the first place? Any help would be great, and as soon as possible. This Wii sees tournament setups for Brawl and I need it for practice...

    Note: I considered a gutswap as immoral as it is, but I would have to do some serious sleuthing for a place with a good return policy...
     
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    Wii Backup Disc. Should run fine from a USB loader, or a disc if you install a working IOS16.
     
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    That's the quickest way. I'd skip the formatter though. Just delete the system menu then tell N that the 4.2 update failed. I know a few people who've done that and gotten new wiis.
     
  5. Sonicandtails
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    Thanks for the advice guys, it's all solid and I'm considering the brick. Guess when I find the time this week I'll take out the modchip, call Nintendo and see if they'll exchange it for free/cheap and then backup everything and brick it.