Troublesome banner brick

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by nickt6693, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. nickt6693

    nickt6693 Newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    I am trying to recover a wii for someone i know who has banner bricked his wii by attempting to install an ntsc .wad on a pal console. The firmware version is 4.1e which he tells me he upgraded to using PimpMyWii. No Bootmii or similar has been installed.

    I can get into the recovery menu using the SaveMiiFrii method. I have tried booting all kinds of recovery discs - UUDv4, LCRDv3, Nintendo backup disc 1.31, Autoboot enabled Wad Manager, and some game discs. I initially had a Wiikey v2 installed in his console which i had read some people claim supported autobooting. I wasn't able to boot anything with this chip, it would just cycle around trying to load the disc, stopping, spinning it up again etc. So i enabled autoboot on a drivekey i had laying around and installed that into the console instead. Similar success with the drivekey except that it will boot some of the games i tried. I checked a few of the isos in a hex editor and it would appear that they have not been enabled for autobooting, which i found strange. The games i have been able to load successfully are Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart and Okami. I tried about a dozen other titles, all of which have falied to load.

    I was hoping to make use of the filling up the NAND trick to bypass the system menu but the current situation is making that difficult. I first tried to make use of Smash Bros Brawl, but i can't even get to the menu because it stops on an error message saying there isnt enough space left to create the save. I guess this means there is under 128 blocks remaining. I tried to use Mario Kart to install the Mario Kart Channel but it is already installed so fails. I have tried Wii Fit and Rabbids Go Home to try and install the channels from them but both fail to load.

    Is there anyone else who has had similar experiences and can suggest a fix, or another title i could load to successfully fill the NAND. Is it strange that it would only boot some games from the recovery menu? From reading other threads about people with banner bricks it sounded as if others who were unable to boot any kind of recovery disc were still able to boot all games.
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