Sending bricked Wii to Nintendo

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by JetModerno, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. JetModerno
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    JetModerno Newbie

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    Greetings!

    Its my 1st time here so be gentle.

    Was trying to install the Waninkoko 4.2 Firmware Updater, but afterwards my Homebrew channel wasnt working.
    So decided to downgrade back to 3.4

    It seemed to be going fine, but now I cant even get the main screen up.
    All I'm getting is a black screen

    Any suggestions???

    Was wondering if I did send it to Nintendo, would they know I have HBC installed, and if so what would they do?
     
  2. zektor

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    You could have stayed on 4.2 and fixed that HBC issue quite easily...had you read the dozens and dozens of accounts of this very issue here in the forums. Downgrading is NEVER a good thing to do.

    Anyway, no, if you see a black screen that is pretty much all Nintendo repair dept is going to see either. Call in for a repair order and hopefully you are still under warranty so that you don't have to shell out any cash.
     
  3. nutta_nic

    nutta_nic GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    what do you have installed on your wii you might be able to fix it yourself
     
  4. beegee7730

    beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    Sorry, but you have to send your Wii to Nintendo.
    When you updated you installed "Boot2v4" which means that you will be unable to downgrade, resulting in said brick.
     
  5. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Umm, downgrading to 3.4 is fine and dandy with boot2v4. After all, boot2v4 first showed up on consoles shipped with that firmware version.

    What you CAN'T do is downgrade BELOW 3.4 since older IOS's are incompatible. The brick was likely caused by downgrading the System Menu without installing a functional IOS50 or something of the sort.

    It'd be good to read this:
    http://hackmii.com/2009/08/timing-is-every...ftmoddable-wii/
     
  6. JetModerno
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    JetModerno Newbie

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    It wont be under warranty, its about 2 years old now.

    Would Nintendo discover I have HB installed tho?
    If they did, what action would they take?
     
  7. King Of Chaos

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    They'll charge you 80 bucks.
     
  8. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They won't be able to tell if you have homebrew since they don't have magical goggles that can see stuff beyond the black screen of brickiness.
     
  9. geedub

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    you got a message to update so you allowed it , now your precious wii is useless

    id say i aint paying a penny , say it was working just fine without their stupid update [​IMG]

    common 4.2 upgrade problem ...............bricks galore
     
  10. JetModerno
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    JetModerno Newbie

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    Yeah true.

    I'll just deny all knowledge of it being on there.

    Its not doing anything at the moment, I wont loose anything.
     
  11. olliepop2000

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    Does anyone think they would go so far as some sort of jtag nand dump and examine it in any way what with all these unmodded systems getting bricked with the 4.2 update? Surely they would want to check these bricked systems out ?
     
  12. metroid4life14

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    yeah, 4.2 update has been bricking legitimate wiis. Anyone who get's a brick before they fix the update can just say it was from the 4.2 update [​IMG]
     
  13. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It'd take time that they probably don't care to spend. It's kind of like how Microsoft often repairs RRoD'd 360's even when the seal is broken and the console has been modded. They don't even bother checking at this point.