so what can cause a brick?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Magus, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Magus


    Oct 26, 2002
    according to someone i know,someone else bricked his wii by playing resorts using the homebrew channel (yes i know,you use the homebrew channel to run a loader but that's what he said so please don't kill me ^__^') and according to him i should install bootmii because i risk a brick just by having the HBC installed

    i told him that's a bunch of bullshit and that they probably bricked because they messed up with the wii firmware since resort contains a new update but this still got me a little scared and made me think... what can cause a brick? i know of

    1) installing a bad WAD
    2) messing up with the firmware
    3) disinstalling the system menu WAD? (altough i guess that can be put in 1)
  2. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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  3. segasaturn

    segasaturn Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Speaking of which, is that at all reversible without bootmii installed to boot2 (IOS)?
  4. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 10, 2009
    United States
    boot2 and IOS are 2 different things. basically messing up anything in the bootup sequince of the wii up until the system menu or messing up a file that the system menu uses on the main page can cause a brick.

    simplified version of how ninty meant it to be
    boot1->boot2->system menu IOS->system menu main screen

    how lost of people have it
    boot1->bootmii->system menu IOS->preloader->system menu main screen

    in the second choice, there is bootmii (as boot2) and preloader. both offer a way to inturrupt the sequence and run apps to fix stuff.
    banner brick is caused by having everything there just fine and dandy, but one of teh channel banners (hence the name) cant be parsed or displayed correctly by the system menu so it doesnt load.
  5. icebrg5

    icebrg5 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 1, 2007
    United States
    #1 cause of bricks = noobs who have no business modding wiis
  6. razorback78

    razorback78 GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 3, 2009
    just an addition to your list:
    *installation of a faulty system menu theme.
    *interrupted ios installation (cioscorp; etc.).
  7. longtom1

    longtom1 Keep an eye on my posts cause I quick edit frequen

    Jan 12, 2009
    Honey Oils inc.
    Installing a stubb IOS which your system menu runs on e.g. IOS60v6400 for 4.xx
  8. segasaturn

    segasaturn Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Heh, the (IOS) was meant to mean "I couldn't install to boot2, so I had to use the IOS"
    Sorry about that..
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