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    Unknown Bricked Will - where to start?

    I bought a Will that I suspected is bricked for $10. I fugure this is a good project to get my feet wet with and worse case I'm out $10. I don't know anything about it's history, so where would you recomend starting? I see there are a couple of boot loaders and options to choose from, which one would be the best to start with to at least see where it stands and maybe get some information about it?

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    Unknown Bricked Will - where to start?

    First you need to determine what type of brick it has. Look here for that. If it's a low level or full brick then there's not much you can do without NAND dump or it having a vulnerable Boot1. Either of those scenarios will require a external NAND flasher. The only exceptions to that would be a bad Bluetooth module or wifi module which will cause a low level brick/full brick.
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    Thanks Krafter for the reply. I have eliminated the bluetooth problem, so I know it is not that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simulacra10 View Post
    I see there are a couple of boot loaders and options to choose from
    Care to be more specific? You see this by examining the SD contents in a PC? Your Wii can read it? What's the Wii doing or not doing? Your post though well-intentioned, does not present information in a way in which anyone can give you advice. DETAILS, please. You gotta meet anyone halfway. Me calling you up and saying "Say, my car's broke --- what's wrong with it?" is about a fair comparison.

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    Unknown Bricked Will - where to start?

    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Care to be more specific? You see this by examining the SD contents in a PC? Your Wii can read it? What's the Wii doing or not doing? Your post though well-intentioned, does not present information in a way in which anyone can give you advice. DETAILS, please. You gotta meet anyone halfway. Me calling you up and saying "Say, my car's broke --- what's wrong with it?" is about a fair comparison.
    I'm assuming that by bootloaders he's referring to recovery disks. The "bootloaders" for the Wii are useless unless you have a way to write them and having everything else in the file system in working order.

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