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    I think it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a way of flashing the NAND with a fresh install of the system menu that even a low level brick can be saved.

    Seems to be a lot more of them these days than I recall from a couple of months ago.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    No news from the repair yet.... The waiting game continues

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    Still no good news from the repair shop, after 3+ long weeks of waiting! They said they've tried numerous mod-chips without success (not surprised though). Now, they've ordered an Infectus chip to see if it can help. He seems pretty determined to get it going which is at least encouraging (holding a candle in the window!), although I suspect I may be buying a new console in the near future. DANG!!!

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    I'd be interested to see if this infectus can actually work. Wonder how much they cost and whether it is viable to buy when one bricks their Wii.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    I'll definately post what happens, either way it will help others in finding a way or remove doubts for repairing a NAND\low level brick. Although my cost would be $CAN, even just seeing if it works is a good thing.

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    Well, Judgement Day has arrived, and my console is (as expected) unrecoverable. I'd like to thank Tealc99 for the ongoing support without ever being condesending or being the 'finger shaker' as I don't need to be talked down to. Mine was a bad IOS60 install with a forced reboot and then complete brick state.

    For the record, the following chips were tried and failed to bring my console back:
    Argon
    Infectus
    Wiikey 2
    Wasabi
    D2Pro
    D2Pro9
    SaveMii stick (+SaveMiiFrii when I had the console)

    At least the repair shop has made me an offer to 'swap' for $150 (Canadian), which is about 1/2 retail & 'no questions asked' policy so thats my next step.

    On that note, I will try a chip on this machine as have too many backups to just let them go. Does anybody have a recommendation for the most 'brick-free\noob-proof' chip out there? I really only want to run backups, hbc is not too much of a concern now, nor are the WADs or numerous apps. System menu most likely will be legit 3.4U as have no need for SDHC capabilty however will want to bypass the pesky Ninty diskupdate requests. Do I need to install a NeoGamma anyways or can the chips bypass this too?

    For good or the bad, I hope my unfortunate experience helps somebody see the potential risks of modding and messing around once its done!

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    Shame they couldn't do anything. Was hoping that infectus could do something for you as the name has been bandied about a few times on here as some kind of miracle chip.

    A modchip will allow you to play backups from the disc channel but you will not be able to stick with 3.4 for very long. You'll need to update somehow to keep up with new IOS and System Menus the discs will contain, even if you block all updates through your modchip. Still, without a homebrew softmod you'll be safe to do so.

    As a closing note you won't be the last who deletes their system menu, nothing we write here will stop people doing that. It's only after bricking that so many people find us at Wiihacks.

    The chip you choose will depend on the type of Wii you get in your 'swap', as Nintendo have created their Wii over the years they have changed the drive security chip quite a few times and for each type of chip you have a range of modchips to choose from. You'll be able to work out which chip you need from your serial number.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Hear ya there on finding you great folks! I think I learned more about the Wii and its soft-mod since I blew it up!

    Thanks for clarifying the great chip debate as well! One good thing is we can never stop learning! Thanks again!

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