System Menu won't boot

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  1. gladJonas
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    Hey I'm a noob... My Wii is region changed to 4.3J, has been working fine forever until I today tried to open a download of Gecko OS in the Homebrew channel, now my Wii displays the "Press A to Proceed" but is just black after that. How do I fix this?

    I can still access the Homebrew Channel via Priiloader and then use a loader app so it's actually not a huge deal but I'd love to not have this problem. Grateful for replies. :lol:
     
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    Where did you install Gecko OS from? Did you download it from the Homebrew Browser?
     
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    What happened when you opened Gecko OS?

    Edit: Try holding + and - as you press A at the health screen.
     
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    Just a black screen. And after that the problems with the Wii happened.
     
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    Problems? Did the screen go black? Was there an error message? I need you to elaborate.
     
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    He said it was just a black screen. It must be some kind of banner brick, but I have no idea how it would happen if he installed nothing other than a homebrew app.
     
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    I was able to access it via that! O.o whats the problem
    And for the other thing theres nothing to elaborate, literally only a black screen.
     
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    Planet Earth :P
    Something else is going on here. gladJonas did you change your consoles region recently. Thats a very dangerous and outdated practice. Also are you able to run the syscheck app by loading hbc with priiloader? If so the results of a scan with that would be very helpful
     
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    Wow! You might have a mail brick. Those are very rare, consider yourself (un)lucky.
    The way to fix this is to format the Wii. Backup all your save files and data first, of course.

    Or, use this method:
    Det1re's Method
    First download http://det1re.de/d/hb/mailbox_brick_fix-det1re.rar "Det1re's Mailbox Brick Fix".
    1. Copy "apps" and "fstoolbox" to your SD card root and overwrite if asked.
    2. Startup the Wii and boot HBC (you can use BootMii, Preloader or the Maintainance mode)
    to do so.
    3. From HBC, run FSToolbox r50 and follow the on-screen instructions until you see your
    Wii's file struct (import, meta, shared1, shared2, sys, ticket, title, tmp).
    4. Navigate to shared2/wc24/ and replace any file with the one from SD by pressing PLUS.
    5. Navigate to shared2/wc24/mbox/ and do the same there.
    6. End the app and restart the Wii. You will get a message that your Mail account is broken
    and will be restored.
     
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    Planet Earth :P
    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, can you try to run syscheck? Formatting might make matters worse wirhout knowing the underlyibg cause of the brick
     
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    Sorry, you're probably right. But he has the symptoms of a mail brick, jus' sayin.
     
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    Okay, I assume I just download Syscheck and run it then.
     
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    Its a good possibility, but we need to be sure before he tries that method.

    Im especially concerned where he tampered with his region info at one point, no offebse
     
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    Yes, then post the results here
     
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    Aye, region changing is so dangerous and frankly useless, but oh well.
     
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    Lol. Yeah maybe its stupid but I couldnt find out how to do what I wanted without changing region.. (Run ntsc framerate wads on pal wii, i could force it with a loader but on reset it would become pal again, and i wanted to speedrun some games)
     
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    Syscheck freezes on IOS36 for me. :P
     
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