WiiU probably Bricked

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  1. konsolenumbau.expert
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    Hey up everybody.

    So trying to keep it as short as possible.

    A Guy sended me a WiiU where he tried to install CFW on his own.
    Well this went wrong cause now we have the following behavior:

    - WIIU Boots up with WiiU Screen
    - Ends up in a Blackscreen but i can press "home" and there a message pops up that
    Brain Training was stopped. There´s either "Continue" wich ends up in Blackscreen again or
    "Finish" wich also gives a Blackscreen.
    - I CAN start Browser but unfortanatly don´t use it as i can´t put my INET Details on the Machine somehow cause there is now way to launch System Settings.

    I and even the Owner does´nt really know what tut he has used nor how he obviously Bricked this Thing.

    I´ve done lots of WiiU´s but never was able to brick one so I´m pretty much knowless here.

    Guess this Device is simply for the Trash but maybe it´s not so i need some Clearification from the Guys who really know the WiiU Business.

    Thanks a lot for your input if you need some more Input just let me know and I´ll provide it straight away.

    Greetz Seb
     
  2. jeannotte

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    Good evening,

    In which version is the Wii U ??
     
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  3. Veridis7

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    Apparently he installed CBHC and the process went wrong ... Ask the guy if he made a copy of the nand.
     
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  4. konsolenumbau.expert
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    That's my thought too but as i never seen a bricked unit i wasnt sure as there still seems to be going on in the background. I thought when it's bricked you get a error message at some point.

    Of cause he doesn't have a Backup

    He couldn't even Provider me the info on system version so... Gone to heaven this console is...

    At least i Tryed.

    Thanks a lot. Very appreciated.

    Greetz Seb
     
  5. turbotronic

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    did he use a legit copy of brain training?
     
  6. konsolenumbau.expert
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    Guess not
     
  7. THEELEMENTKH

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    You can access the internet browser?
    Iirc the Wii U autoconnects to the first free (no password) Wi-Fi connection, so try to create a Wi-Fi hotspot via your phone and it should connect (again, iirc)
     
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  8. konsolenumbau.expert
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    Here we go.

    So after a few "weeks" the Guy turned back on me and said he found a backup folder of the SD Card he used to mod the WiiU.

    Not much in there exept of a File called "fw.img" and a Folder "wiiu/apps/cfwbooter" with the files in it.

    So i guess he used a really old tut.

    Anywhere
    @THEELEMENTKH no luck. This Machine won´t connect to any Network.

    But nothing on there with CBHC...
    So in Fact he seems to have tried an Old Tutorial there might be hope no CBHC was installed.

    I´m wondering if it´s worth the hustle to do a Hardmod and try to get the slc.bin but i guess it´s not as i can´t extract anything without the otp can I?

    Greetz Guys