What exactly is this "Semi-Brick"

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by harrybuttox, May 10, 2008.

  1. harrybuttox
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    I hear about it all the time in other posts. I know what bricking is, but why is this "semi" so the wii is some what functional? Also, what causes it?
     
  2. Adr990

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    It is a regio update brick...
    If you have a PAL wii (or NTSC or JAP) and you instal a NTSC or JAP update
    Your wii will 99.99998% get semi bricked [​IMG]
     
  3. Prime

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    Semi-brick meaning can't get into the settings, you get a Opera Error.

    The cause is, i think, installing a diffeent region wii update or your wii.

    eg. PAL update on a NTSC console, JPN update on PAL wii etc....


    But sometimes the update can do no harm.
     
  4. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    what games install updates that doesnt do harm?

    GH3?
     
  5. Prime

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    Well a update from a NTSC copy of SSBB didn't do any harm on my PAL Wii.
     
  6. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    not even dup channels?
     
  7. Prime

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    not even dup channels.
     
  8. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    maybe you already have the current firmware but the SSBB was just being bitchy?
     
  9. Prime

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    Nope, i didn't have the current firmware when i got SSBB.

    Stop trying to not believe me