Taking a softmoded Wii to Nintendo - Will they care?

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  1. hught78
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    I have an unchipped 3.2U with a softmod. Installed the mplayer 007 Channel WAD and it supposedly installed successfully (so it said), and now I'm getting the "System Files are Correupted" error after the Health screen.

    Yes, I was not prepared with the Twilight Princess hacked gamesave or Starfall on the machine, so I have no way to autoboot anything. Trust me, I have learned my lesson - it's funny, you find out the things that should stay on the system only after a problem comes up. Anyway, I live in Seattle and plan on driving over to Redmond (Nintendo of America HQ) this week to have my Wii repaired. Does anyone know if they'll care about the softmod? I've read a few different points what i can expect and that the softmod does technically void the warranty but they generally do not care. Has anyone had any trouble getting a working Wii back from Nintendo after sending them an obviously softmodded one?
     


  2. Beatchu

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    If the guy who takes it has a beard and/or long hair, no.

    But seriously it depends on who tries to fix it
     
  3. TECstarINC

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    but you have like a chance of 99% they will care

    just on-soft mod it
    aint that hard
     
  4. Beatchu

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    yes it is he has no way (afaik) to "on-soft mod" it because of no starfall
     
  5. Quincy

    Quincy Your own personal guitarist :3

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    Your house, robbing your stuff
    he cant do it he is bricked
     
  6. kitt050383

    kitt050383 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I can only tell you what happened to my friends Wii after he dropped it off against my wishes...
    It was a banner brick... Due to a bad wad.. Could have been fixed with a savemii....

    But anyways he dropped it off.... And when we went back to pick it up it was wiped clean of all homebrew and all IOS's were patched and it was a 3.3Uv2 firmware he originally had 3.2....

    so I don't know maybe they will care maybe they won't but personally I would get a modchip with a wiiclip and a savemii...

    -kitt050383
     
  7. Rock Raiyu

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    Yes they will care, why do you think they tried to eliminate homebrew on the Wii? Because they knew that people would be able to softmod there Wii.
     
  8. Beatchu

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    Well he could have that done and downgrade kitt

    If I worked for Ninty I'd be corrupt and unbrick Wiis with homebrew on lol
     
  9. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Walk in, and say this...


    Umm, excuse me, I have my Wii here, and when I tried to play Smash Bros. on it, it said I needed an update, so I did that. When it restarted it gave me this weird "Files Corrupt" thing, and now my kids can't play their games. Is there anything you guys can do?"

    Act REALLY stupid... you bought it for your kids (depending on how old you actually are), and you don't have WiFi at your house... just pretend like GBATemp never existed in your life, nor any of the "soft mod" techniques...

    Be warned... you will have 3.4 installed on your system when you get it back...
     
  10. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    this is what we try to prevent.... [​IMG]
    can he just buy a mod chip a run a wad manager disk with the SaveMeFrii method? or is that out of the question???
    it would be cheaper than paying Nintendo to fix it if that would work.
     
  11. Rock Raiyu

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    ...couldn't he go into Recovery Mode with the GC controller and fix it? Run an update or delete stuff or whatever you do on the menu?
     
  12. Billydick888

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    What about just formating system memory, i mean i suppose it wont work for hught78 but if you were having minor problems couldnt you just format in system menu and remove your sd card?
     
  13. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    if you have a banner brick(like he does) you can't get to the menu to even do that.
     
  14. Knarf

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    Just send it in. What Nintendo will do is fix it, and give you the latest wii update. There is a way to downgrade the 3.4 update now so you'll be alright. Just make sure once you're back to 3.2 install Starfall!!!
     
  15. TheWon

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    My Homebrew Wii needed repairs. I just deleted all the wads and move the homebrew channel. To the very far right. The last page of the channel pages. They fixed the problem "a new disc driver" and did nothing else.

    Depending on what you need may determine what they do.
     
  16. Diffusion

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    Getting a modchip and using savemiifree will probably be cheaper.
     
  17. wolffangalchemist

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    yep savemefrii + modchip + wad manager disk = win.
    it will not only be cheaper also won't take as long to get done and there is almost 0% of screwing it up as long as you get a chip that works for your drive9with wiiclip to avoid mess) and know what type of drive you have.
     
  18. psycon

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    just send it in, they will fix it.
     
  19. hught78
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    Thanks for all of your advice - this is getting more attention than I expected. [​IMG]

    I plan on playing the stupid consumer game, I feel stupid enough for not being prepared though with the necessary files already on the system. The Wii is only a month old so hopefully all I will have to pay for is gas to and from Redmond. We'll see. I thought if they don't do it I'd chip it and autoboot to WAD manager to remove the bad WAD. Anymore advice is appreciated.

    I'll let you all know how things go.
     
  20. gosp

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    They'll fix it without questions. If they accuse you of anything... that's just horrible corporate practice.