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    Semibrick (Japan Wii) Help Please!

    Hi all, I have bought a japanese wii from ebay which the seller claimed as new, unfortunately it was clearly not new as it had the classic semi brick problem with duplicate channels and inaccessible config menu.

    -I cannot access the config menu to read mac address or change language or tell system version
    -I have no japanese games
    -No save files
    -It has no SD icon on main page so I believe its < 4.00 version
    -I tried banner bomb (all 4 versions) + hackmii 1.2 (causes freeze on all versions)

    Can someone please tell me what I can try?

    I found this page: We Hack Wii / IOS and RVL Downloads

    Shall I download 4.3j system menu and ios80? If yes how to run them? Need anything else? Other RVL's?

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    Try to use bannerbomb v1 to load wiimod, not hackmii.

    Also there are a few more than four to try if needed.
    Index of /aads

    Let me know if you get wiimod to load.
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    Hey thanks very much for the reply!
    I always assumed that bannerbomb required the boot.elf of hackmii? I mean it says to do it on the page.
    Can you please tell me if I am doing correctly? root sd card folder called private from bannerbomb and boot.elf in root from hackmii, is that wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David J View Post
    Hey thanks very much for the reply!
    I always assumed that bannerbomb required the boot.elf of hackmii? I mean it says to do it on the page.
    Can you please tell me if I am doing correctly? root sd card folder called private from bannerbomb and boot.elf in root from hackmii, is that wrong?
    That is right, but if hackmii is not working use the boot.elf or boot.dol from wiimod instead of hackmii. Bannerbomb will load any boot.dol/elf from sd:\
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    OK I tried every single one of those files in the bannerbomb index with hackmii 1.2 and all cause freeze, I tried wiimod 3.2 boot.elf with bannerbomb aad1f_v108 also freeze, even boot.dol with aad1f_v108 also freeze. I am starting to lose all hope Maybe my wii version is lower than 3 or something?

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    If you bought an item from eBay that wasn't part of the description, can't you complain/return/get refund? There is a bit of buyer protection when it comes to buying from eBay.

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    I am not sure, I think it was listed as used but nearly new condition and the description was "opened only to inspect the console". I would prefer to just fix it myself and avoid all the hassle.

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    A few options-
    1- Make sure you only have bannerbomb v1 on the sd card, and not v2. Delete the private folder and give it one last go with fresh downloads.

    2- You could update via disc to 4.0-4.2, then try bannerbomb v2

    3- Possibly this wii has a modchip? Not sure how it semi bricked, but you could try burning the autobooting B.L.I.N.D. disc. Perhaps you get lucky and that loads. Probably before you burn it, use iospatcher and change the ios to 36, I don't know that you have 249.

    4- Find you MAC address.
    Quote Originally Posted by MihaiS View Post
    After digging half a day on internet about this I found a very simple and quick solution: FE100 - WiiBrew
    Though this is not the latest version you can google for "FE100-1.2b.rar"
    Inside this archive there is the 1.2b version that can also get your WII mac address from a save game.
    So all you have to do is to copy a save game from your WII to SD card (check tutorials on internet) and copy the data.bin file from SD card in the folder you've extracted FE100-1.2b.rar. After, just run FE100KeyGrabber.exe and click on "Get stuff from a save file", provide the data.bin file and you have your MAC address. Proof:

    View image: mac

    Say thanks to WiiCrazy (I.R.on) for this nice tool

    P.S.: I fixed my WII with leterbomb after and everything is fine. (I have a PAL WII and installed by mistake a 4.3U version of System Menu)
    Or open the wii up and look at the wifi module. The mac address is printed on the wifi module.

    5- Disc exploit, use a savegame exploit.

    The method is up to you, but you must get the wii to load hackmii or wiimod. Here is a list of exploits to use
    http://www.wiibrew.org/wiki/Category:Homebrew_exploits
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    Thanks for reply again mauifrog,

    I managed to get a PAL (UK) official copy of Quiz Party, it seems its quite new, should I use it?
    I assume it will patch the japanese system menu version to 4.3 but still not solve the semibrick,
    I will then need to get the key grabbed FE100 to get the savegame somehow, although I have no savegames so I am not sure.

    Is this a good plan so far?

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    If you update to 4.3 you can't use bannerbomb, so that does not help much. I would try for 4.0-4.1, or get the mac address now.
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