What Is A Bricked System?

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  1. JsdMaNintendo
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    I know this question sounds stupid to you probably, but I'm pretty much a n00b with this kinda stuff, and I couldn't find anything on these forums, and again, I'm not exactly experienced with forums. Haha,
    But it's pretty straight forward. What does it mean when a system is Bricked, and what causes it?
    I was on NintendoLife looking at a forum talking about Netflix on the Wii, and how it forces an update when you get it, and he said that he was afraid of getting a Bricked Wii from it, and also said that he didn't hack at all. I'm guessing that it's probably a system that has been basically banned or remotely terminated, so that all it can be used for is a brick now, but I want to be sure, and I figured this'd the best and safest place to ask it without possible personal ramification.

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    Thanks for the answers [​IMG]
    And no, I don't want personal experience with a Bricked system. Thanks for the offer though! [​IMG] Haha
     
  2. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    A bricked system is a system that can't do anything, therefore it's as useful as a brick (Providing you don't own any mortar)
     
  3. The Pi

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    Damn you ali [​IMG]

    I love answering this question:

    "A bricked [insert console name here] is as useful as an actual brick"
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  4. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    If you ever want a personal experience of having a bricked console let us know [​IMG]

    I'm sure the tempers have many different ways to brick a wii!
     
  5. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    @Pi: Yes, but if you have mortar then that renders the system less useful than a brick

    A more accurate explanation would be that a bricked system is as useful as a semi-colon
     
  6. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

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    Bricking is so lame. For example: If you put the wrong updates , like wood r4 on a R4SDHC, it might brick, or put the wrong stuff on a wii, causing it to brick. You could just use it to throw it though, thats actual exercise instead of wiisports [​IMG]
     
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    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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  8. Danny600kill

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    Does this mean if we get all the noobs who bricked their wii's and grab some mortar we can make a nintendo house [​IMG]
     
  9. alidsl

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    Perhaps... I think there's a problem with the shape though. Perhaps if we used PSP's aswell... [​IMG]
     
  10. RE4zombie

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    A bricked console is now effectively an expensive brick as it cannot do much except function like a brick. The best use of a bricked system is a paperweight.
     
  11. Sacohen9665

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    They make a good door stop too.