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    4.1U/Bootmii/boot2 Totally Bricked

    I'll start at the beginning so please bear with me. My Wii is a launch Wii. It's been somewhat messed up since day 1. I noticed game freezes occasionally and I couldn't turn off my Wii, save for unplugging it. From what I'd heard asking around it seemed like this issue was quite common. I didn't do anything about it. In retrospect I should have sent it in for repair...

    In a pathetic attempt to self-repair (was out of warranty then) I softmodded a long time ago (bannerbomb v1), and installed Bootmii in boot2. It worked fine for a while but eventually it pooped in the middle of playing Animal Crossing. I own the game. I got the black screen of death. Tried recovering the nand, was able to access Bootmii. Wasn't able to do anything from there. No HBC access, no sys menu, nothing would run from SD. I gave up.

    In July I think it was I used the nand formatter following this guide:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...-your-wii.html

    and used this guide to unbrick:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tion-here.html

    I followed the then current guide to redo everything. It worked fine but I couldn't install any VC/WiiWare games at all. It would black screen if I did.

    Last night I followed this guide from the start:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

    and it worked. I was able to install my VC/WiiWare games. I was playing FFCC: MLAK and it froze when I saved on day 2. I let it go for a while and nothing happened. Wasn't able to turn off my Wii either. Had to unplug it. I unplugged it from both the Wii and the power source for 5 minutes. When I plugged it back in, I didn't get a signal to my tv.

    I put my Bootmii files on a fresh SD card and loaded it up. I was able to get Bootmii but no HBC, no system menu, nothing. I tried using the "other desperate options boot2" from the Softmod ANY Wii guide and nothing. The only thing I can do is load up bootmii. I tried recovering my nand, nothing. I tried recovering my previous, clean nand and nothing. Nothing will run from the SD at all. No HBC, no system menu, nothing to work with. Since I can't get anything to run from SD I can't do anything about it.

    Any suggestions? The only option that seems left to me is to use the nand formatter and start from scratch. Of course this may not be my only option which is why I'm posting. I'd be grateful for any advice. Even if that advice is "sounds like hardware failure, get a new one".

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    Download this giantpune's Nand Tools.zip
    Extract it somewhere you like

    Load bootmii, make a new nand backup of the bricked wii.
    Copy the nand.bin and key.bin files to the location of the nand tools
    Open ohneschwanzenegger
    Open your bricked nand.bin in ohneschwanzenegger
    Format the nand.bin
    Install 4.3 u/e/j/k matching your region, just type 4.3 (u or e or j or k) and click get.
    ohneschwanzenegger will download a fresh clean 4.3 system and install it to your nand.bin
    ohneschwanzenegger will then create a setting.txt on your nand.bin, enter the serial number of your wii and create it
    all done, now check the nand with nandbincheck
    open a shell prompt to the location of nandtools, a shortcut is included in the download
    type
    nandbincheck nand.bin -all -vv
    This will check the nand for errors, there should not be any errors.

    Now copy nand.bin and key.bin back to the sd card
    load bootmii and restore the nand backup

    You should now have a fresh and clean 4.3 system, boot2 bootmii remains functional. Softmod as you like.

    Do you have a gc controller?
    Possibly you are having hardware issue, bad bt module or ?? Let me know how it goes.
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    Thank you for responding!

    I do have a GC controller, several actually. I'm not sure if it is a BT issue. The only way I could find to check was to turn the power on with a Wiimote which I can do. Followed what you said to the letter. I've added an image of the result of nandbincheck. After having done this I checked the info on Bootmii:

    BootMii v1.4
    Stub v1.4
    Mini v0.4
    SysMenu: 4.3U boot1b boot2v2
    Nand FS usage: 25.6%

    Still can't load into a Wii sys menu. I'm not sure if I should be able to at this point, you didn't say. The Wii power light goes green, makes the "I'm trying to read a disk" sound, and my television still says "no signal". It's just bloody odd. Do forgive me if I've overlooked something obvious with what I've posted. While I have softmodded a few consoles successfully I don't profess to know anything much beyond the surface. I can and do follow directions to the letter but I'm very much still a beginner.


    EDIT: Multi-Mod Manager will not work. The only thing I can access is Bootmii.
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    Download the modpack from the guide: softmod any wii, extract it to sd. Boot the wii, wiimod should load. Install all the wads. The load priiloader installer from the apploader of wiimod and install it. Once priiloader is installed load it, test loading wii. Channels. Try one of the usbloaders, see if you can load a game from usb. Test savemiifrii with gc controller.

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    Doesn't work. HBC seems to have been corrupted when it pooped. I tried the "other desperate options/boot 2 Bootmii" for installing and no dice. The ONLY thing I can do with Bootmii is copy/recover nand. Nothing is auto running, I can't execute anything.

    If I ever do get this working again, I don't have a game nor USB device to test a loader with. I just have the games I bought and wads of the games I'd bought from the shop channel.

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    What exactly happens when you load cboot2?

    Does savemiifrii load the RM?

    Make a new nand backup, check it with nandbincheck. Does it pass the check?
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    I don't have a GC controller apart for savemiifrii, don't have the proper tools. I didn't even know what savemiifrii was until you mentioned it and I researched. The only thing I'm able to get it to do is load Bootmii.

    I made a new nand backup and ran nandbincheck. Results are included as image in this post. Far as I can tell (which isn't much) it seems ok.
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    You most likely have a hardware issue. Likely suspect is the dvd or wifi.

    Test 1- open the wii and remove the dvd drive. The wii should start normally. If not, it is not the drive.

    Test 2- replace wifi module with known working wifi module, the wii should turn on. If not, it is nt the wifi.

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    Thank you very much for your help. I suspected hardware failure because I didn't do anything to cause the brick. It just happened during the course of game play.

    I've never taken apart my Wii but confident my brother can fix it. He's done repairs to other consoles. Are any special tools needed? Also, is there a trusted place to buy a dvd drive if that's the problem or wifi module if it isn't?

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