Semi-Brick Fix

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  1. CPOStudios
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    Many users have semi-bricked their Wii in some way or another. Usually entails not being able to access the settings on the Wii, takes you to an Opera browser error thing. I've heard people say a new update past Mario Kart will fix this. Is that a fact? Has this fixed past semi-bricks? As someone who was semi-bricked because a member of GBAtemp misinformed me, I'd just like answers.
     


  2. piepants

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    As far as I know, the only way to fix semi-bricks is to run a disc that has a newer version firmware from your own region.

    So if you have a US NTSC console, and you've incorrectly updated to 3.2E firmware for example, then you'd need a disc that contains a 3.3U update.

    Edit: FWIW, if you've received the semi-brick from Mario Kart, try running Okami. Can't guarantee anything, but it wanted to run an update on my 3.2E PAL console.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give that a go. If this problem is temporary, I'm extremely relieved.
     
  4. mercantigo

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    If your version was 3.1U, U need to update to a game that contain 3.2U firmware. MK will be useless, since there`s only PAL version til now, and it contains 3.1E_v2 version. Even if you have a NTSC-U version, it will only unbrick if you never made the SMG, Wii Chess or SSBB updates or a "version" firmware.

    Okami will only unbrick if you never made updates from those games: Aftermath, Worms : A Space Oddity, Opoona and Okami. If u never played this games, then you can make the updates from those games and it will unbrick your Wii (NTSC-U GAMES ONLY!). If u did some update from these games, the update wont work, and you need to try this:

    1- If you never made those (SMG, WII Chess, SSBB) updates, try it ( WITH A NTSC-U VERSION!)
    2- If you never played:
    Battalion Wars 2 (or)
    Pokemon Battle Revolution
    Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
    Mario Strikers Charged
    Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
    FIRE EMBLEM 10 USA
    Mario Strikers Charged
    SPORTS PACK for REVOLUTION
    Try to update from any from any those games.

    3- If you never played:
    LINKS CROSSBOW TRAINING (or)
    Guitar Hero 3
    ENDLESS OCEAN
    Try to update from any of those games.


    4- If you never played MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2K8, try this update.
    5- If you never played Mario Party 8, try this update
    6- If you never played Super Paper Mario, try this update

    Any of those choices will work.

    Edit: AND REMEMBER: ALL THOSE GAMES ON THE LIST NEEDS TO BE NTSC-U!!!!
     
  5. vinikun

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    You rock Mercantigo. Thanks for taking the effort to compile this mini-guide.
     
  6. fixmyjapwii

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  7. manias

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    why not.. just.. take the latest game and run that? like mario kart right now is the latest update, before that SSBB. That is really all you need to try. Apparently some games don't have an update, so not all games can fix your system, but all nintendo games can. (which is also why in the early days we didn't need to brickblock _all_ games)
     
  8. CPOStudios
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    I will look into all that more, and I really appreciate it. But some people seem to be missing my situation.

    Mario Kart PAL is the game that semi-bricked my Wii. Here are all my specs:

    Using a Wiikey, 1.9g firmware
    Before Kart: NTSC-U with NTSC-J Brawl update (extra channels) Before JPN Brawl, I had the most up-to-date software. Brawl just added dual layer support. I believe I had 3.2U(?)
    Didn't install latest shop update, never did NTSC-U Brawl update

    Kart results: Ran untouched PAL Mario Kart update on my NTSC console (Certain GBATemp members told me it did nothing)
    Semi-Bricked the settings in the Wii menu

    But I will first attempt the Okami update. Thanks so much for compiling the update guide.
     
  9. Timmyhawky

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    My PAL Wii was bricked with a JAP version of Brawl(3.1J).
    Then I inserted a PAL Mario Kart Wii, did the update(3.1e), and it was fixed [​IMG]

    So in you case, try running the 3.1u update of Mario Kart Wii.
    Otherwise, you have to wait for a newer update, just like I had to do [​IMG]
     
  10. ohnoeee

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    So you're saying that if we did let the update proceed in a Mario Kart Wii (PAL) game, and it caused a semi-brick on a NTSC Wii with the lock on the menu settings....

    ....that if we've already updated with SMG, Wii Chess or SSBB updates... we're screwed?
    I brickblocked my Jap version of Brawl and updated with my US version, and I don't remember what I did for Mario Galaxy.

    Does this mean I just have to wait until a newer update on a game comes out?
    Or would updating with something new like Opoona (NTSC) solve this like you say it does for Okami?

    If it doesn't work, is there a different way to update/fix this?
     
  11. enito

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    Hi, i have the thing of update pal mario kart [​IMG] i cant access to config options in my wii. I tryed the steps, of load Okami and no updates i get, too with worms and nothing..what we can do? only wait mario kart USA or a game with new fw?

    plz let me know..thx!
     
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    a guy from wii hack say me install wikey update 1.9g , i have 1.9s,he say with this downgrde the stuff fix, is true?
     
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    Maybe someone with the coding skills need to make a program that can lower the version number in the systemmenu so you can update it with lower version firmware and fix semi-bricks(waninkoko anyone?) xD.
     
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    I doubt that will work, as the individual file versions are checked, and the number in the system menu means nothing.
     
  16. enito

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    and a clue for fix? i listen about games with new fw, 3u..possible?
     
  17. crpngdth2001

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    Thanks Piepants, worked awesome for me. I was semi-bricked from PAL Custom GH3 on my NTSC-U system (stupidly forgot to brickblock and region-fii), and had the updates from SMG and SSBB already before bricking. Okami - NTSC - ZRY worked perfectly and updated to 3.1U, then I configured my internet settings for the first time, and got online and took another update (3.2U?). Everything is fine now - and I stopped being lazy and ran my wiikey config disk and turned DEV Mode and Block Updates on too to save me from myself. Thanks again!
     
  18. syserror

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    yea, i'm outta luck here too, bricked my jap wii with okami, tried to unbrick with mario kart but the update didn't show.

    we really need an app that forces the update onto wii...

    anyone have an idea when's the next nintendo party game that's going to be released? i'm awaiting for that newer firmware to unbrick........
     
  19. Knocks

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    So there's no way to fix an NTSC system messed up by Wii Chess (E)?
     
  20. OrcMonkey©

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    we need a app that does a update that fixes semi bricked wiis!