What type of brick is this??

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by tHciNc, May 16, 2010.

  1. tHciNc
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    Ive just encountered someone with this error today . 4.1e with homebrew channel, no modchip, ios249v14, updated to 4.2 through sys update, connect to wifi and now, whenever he boots up the wii, he gets this error: "unauthorized device detected". (He is not even able to get to the main menu). Any ideas
     
  2. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    region change?
     
  3. lll

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    That sounds awfully like a standard Error 003 brick to me, which means it's a Korean Wii that has had its region changed. That results in a brick when you upgrade to 4.2.

    I don't think there's any known fix once it's bricked.
     
  4. cobleman

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    Did you remove the sd card?
     
  5. tHciNc
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    No, no region change no modchip, bought here in NZ at jb-hifi new, updated to 4.0 when it came out using the standard ways, it had hbc and ios249rev14, i onsold it 6 months ago, got an email saying that their son updated it as it asked and then connected through wifi apparently, now it wont boot to anything and he wants a refund. I got the other wii here that was bought same day same time, its got 4.2e on it just without the updated boot2
     
  6. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    Is there 003 somewhere on the screen?
     
  7. wes11ph

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    basement lvl-249
    can you type in the details please with the serial number at the back?
     
  8. thchang

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    lol
    someone sold u korean wii and region changed to fool you it is european wii
    error003 is hard to fix
    basically u are game over
     
  9. DKAngel

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    u cant buy korean wiis new at jbhifi in newzealand or australia
     
  10. lll

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    Someone could've pulled a returns switcheroo.

    Buy a new one, put the old one in the new box, return it for your money back...but the next person to buy it gets screwed.

    Edit: What are the letters at the beginning of the serial number at least? If they're LKM, it's a Korean Wii. I think a NZ Wii will have the same prefix as an Aussie Wii, LAH.