*URGENT* Help Needed With Recently Hacked Wii

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  1. Startropic1
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    My wii is a model # RVL-001 white wii with all the GC ports running system version 4.3u. The SD card which has my apps/homebrew & roms on it is a Kodak 2GB SD card (not SDHC.) The USB thumbdrive that has the wbfs wii backup I was trying to play today at my friend's house is a 8GB Sandisk Cruzer model SDCZ36E-008G. I can also tell you that when bootmii was doing the system scan it does when backing up the NAND, it only found maybe 5 bad sectors.
    I recently installed the homebrew channel, bootmii, & priiloader, all newest versions as far as I can tell. I followed the tutorial on this site and everything seems to be ok, I installed a couple VC wads and some other homebrews. After playing Snes9xGX or another game for a while the wii COMPLETELY shuts off, the LED on the front isn't lit up at all, 100% DEAD. After unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in the wii can turn back on and everything is fine. (The first time I thought my wii might have bricked, but I guess it's not.) This has happened a number of times at this point. If I leave my wii alone with the red LED lit (connect24 is OFF) it has yet to go dead. It only goes dead after I've played a game for a while. If I unplug the powercord and reconnect it to the Wii and try to play a game again right away it will go dead a bit quicker. However, if I just leave the wii alone for a while it will be fine later and stay on alot longer.

    Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this?
     
  2. Sicklyboy

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    Sounds like over heating to me, not sure I'd the leds completely shut off when it happens though

    Is it in a week ventilated area? Is there a lot of dust in it?
     
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    Yes, it does sound like overheating, but I didn't really have these problems before I hacked my wii. Also, I would expect to experience some freezing & such if it started to overheat, but I've not encountered any of that. Admittedly, I kept my wii in a far less than ideal location for a long time. (It sat on top of a big cable box, and needless to say it got pretty hot. I NEVER had a problem with it in that environment, and didn't worry about it since it's an indestructable Nintendo product. :P ) It's been safer for a while though, (the aforementioned cable box has been gone for quite a while.) Not that dusty either.

    Btw, syscheck log attached.
     

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  4. scooby74029

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    what loader are you using to play the games from
     
  5. mauifrog

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    Possibly try and replace the power brick.
     
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    usbloader_gx for the wbfs backup, and snes9xgx with just one rom on there.

    As for the power brick, I used my friend's power brick yesterday and it still died. So it's not the power brick.
     
  7. scooby74029

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    try configurable -usbloader and see if it still does it or wiiflow
     
  8. portugeek

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    It sounds like an issue with one of your external memory devices failing.

    Is Snes9xGX running off the SD card or is it running off the USB Thumb drive? Also, are you experiencing these problems while playing your Wii backups off the thumb drive? If you're not experiencing these issues while playing Wii backups, and considering everything else you've said, it sounds like it could be a bad SD card.

    The only way I could think of to replicate this issue with your SD card would be to start up Snes9xGX and start playing a game. Then while the game's playing, go to your SD card, and press it to remove it. That would simulate the SD card actually failing. NOTE: You may want to have a full backup of your SD card in case this causes you to lose anything.

    Another way, would be to just get another SD card and see if these issues continue happening.

    Also, I know it's recommended to use a non-SDHC card when going through the process of softmodding, or whenever installing anything to the NAND, but as far as running homebrew off of it, I've always used an SDHC card and have never had any problems.
     
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    Just to update: After further examination I determined that the wii fan wasn't working. I got a replacement fan for the wii, and when I opened it up I took a closer look at the original fan. After disconnecting it, it appears it was just jammed somehow. I couldn't exactly tell why, but when I tried to turn the fan with my finger to test it, it popped before it started to spin. To be on the safe side, I installed the replacement fan and I'll hang on to the original incase I need it in the future. I haven't had the wii die on me since replacing the fan so all seems to be well!
     
  10. Gabelvampir

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    Good to know, so it was overheating because of the fan not working.
    I hope it all works now as expected, have fun playing.