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    Unhappy Please help! I Bricked it my Wii

    Greetings fellow Wii-hackits!

    Hope this finds you Wii-gurus well.

    So, here is my story....

    My Wii was working fine with HomeBrew, USBLoaderGx, and everything else....

    Today, however, I decided to install the Opera browser WAD via the WAD Manager & I kept getting the "1029" error. Someone's post on this
    site suggested that it could be an incorrect IOS issue. So, I uninstalled ALL my IOS via the WAD Manager & now when I turn on my Wii, I get nothing!

    Please help....what should I do?

    sign,
    gam2029
    Wii-4.3u

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    You just destroyed your Wii. Your only hope of recovery is if you have an old Wii and you were able to install bootmii as boot2 and made a nand backup. Deleting all IOS is just like deleting your computer's HDD. Nothing is going to work...

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    Dang.....

    Can I use my friend's Wii that has the same 4.3u & make a backup of it & restore it to my Wii? I apologize if this question does not make sense. I am trying to understand your old Wii option that you mentioned....

    Ok...I am trying to learn about the NAND backup solution & here is a link I have found.

    https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/how-to-use/bootmii

    However, please note that I did not make a NAND backup of my bricked Wii & hence I do not have the unique "keys.bin" file. Does that mean I can still use an old Wii with 4.3u & restore that NAND backup to my bricked Wii?

    Please advise....

    Thank you!
    Last edited by cjizzle; 02-24-2013 at 06:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gam2029
    Ok...I am trying to learn about the NAND backup solution & here is a link I have found.

    https://sites.google.com/site/comple...to-use/bootmii

    However, please note that I did not make a NAND backup of my bricked Wii & hence I do not have the unique "keys.bin" file. Does that mean I can still use an old Wii with 4.3u & restore that NAND backup to my bricked Wii?

    Please advise....

    Thank you!
    If you don't have a NAND backup of that Wii you'll need to ask a NAND programmer to fix it. You cannot just restore the NAND of another Wii, it just doesn't work that way.

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    @SNES_Master: Thank you for your reply. Short of buying another Wii from Craigslist, are there any NAND Programmers on this site that offer this service for a nominal fee? (Just trying to determine the most cost-effective solution).


    P.S., I am kicking myself right now & calling myself the idiot, many times over for this major mess-up

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    I would wait for MauiFrog to respond, he may be able to offer some advice. He's quite the expert with bricked Wii issues.

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    SNES_Master Thank you again for your prompt reply. I'll wait for his input then....


    P.S. I am still kicking myself & calling myself the idiot for this major mess-up!!!

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    If you have bootmii installed as boot2, then you can fix it. If bootmii is not installed as boot2, buy a new wii.
    Ipsa scientia potestas est.


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    @mauifrog. Thank you too for the prompt reply.

    I know I've booted from BootMii before (my just selecting it from the WAD Manager, I think).

    However, now, with the SD-card in or out, I get no Boot menu. It BootMii suppose to autoload?

    many thanks, again.


    @mauifrog. I would also like to add that I do have a BootMii folder on my SD-card with the files, "armboot", "bootmii", and "ppcboot.elf".

    However, again, the Blue DVD light does not flash when I power on the Wii & whether the SD-card is in/out, it does not make a difference.
    Last edited by cjizzle; 02-24-2013 at 06:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gam2029 View Post
    However, now, with the SD-card in or out, I get no Boot menu. It BootMii suppose to autoload?

    many thanks, again.


    @mauifrog. I would also like to add that I do have a BootMii folder on my SD-card with the files, "armboot", "bootmii", and "ppcboot.elf".

    However, again, the Blue DVD light does not flash when I power on the Wii & whether the SD-card is in/out, it does not make a difference.
    This means you do not have bootmii installed as boot2. Your Wii is a paperweight. Sorry, but no fixing that one. You might be able to sell it for parts on the ebays, but thats all it is worth now.

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