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    Brick - no video, but not black screen

    I've got a new ntsc wii (just a couple weeks old) with system menu 4.1. I have homebrew channel, preloader, and bootmii installed (but not sure if bootmii is boot2 or ios... tbh, my wife knows more about this stuff than I do, and she does most of the softmodding around here...I'm very much a noob w/ this stuff). We installed cios36rev10, said it installed ok, then it reset back to the hbc. Since then we haven't been able to get to the wii menu or run backup disks w/ backup loader in the hbc. When we try to go to the wii menu (either from the hbc or from preloader), we just end up with the AV channel on the tv - just a blue screen. Wii power light is green, disks spin, fan runs, etc, but no video out. We DO get video out in preloader and hbc, though, and we can run wad manager and bootmii from hbc. We're just at a loss as to how to attempt to fix our wii. I know my wife made a nand backup w/ bootmii, but I dont' really know how to restore from that backup (again, me = noob). Preloader screen says IOS v60, systemmenu v449, preloader v0.29. Any thoughts/suggestions would be most welcome.

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    If its only the video (this may sound like a wierd idea) since you have bootmii and an NAND backup you may be able to just blindly dump the NAND back on. Meaning that if you now the exact amount of icons its over and can get to it and know what to press at every given time you may be able to dump the NAND back on. Just and idea though. P.S. if you do this give the NAND like 30-45 min to install just to make sure.

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    I can't imagine why an install of cIOS36r10 could mess up the system menu. Before abandoning and restoring NAND I'd probably try to install cIOS38r12, 13, 13b which are updated versions and see if they install. By the way I'd thought I had installed cIOS36r10 properly but it wasn't and it took me quite a few times to notice a ticket error which appeared in the text, yet it still went to completion.

    Is it only the System Menu that blackens the screen or is it Bootmii too?
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    @jonathanb9595: It does give video out when I'm in preloader and hbc, and bootmii via hbc, so that part wouldn't have to be blindly done. Unfortunately I learned that we've got bootmii installed as an ios, as our wii wouldnt' let us install it as boot2.

    @Tealc99: That's what threw us off so much about the cios36 install... it all seemed like it went ok, even gave us the successfully completed message, no errors at all... then no wii menu. We can run just about everything in hbc and still have video out; it seems like we get the Av channel screen when the wii tries to run anything "wii native" - health screen, wii menu, games (via backup loader). I'll try reinstalling cios38 when I get home from work this afternoon.

    Both, thanks for the thoughts/advice so far.

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    My gut feeling is that you need to re-install the system menu, but hold off on that until someone with more knowledge and experience confirms it.
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    Update: I redid my TBR/cios38 installation (using Dogeggs' tutorial), and I now have video out - health screen, wii menu, sound, etc. HOWEVER, when I put in a game disk (either real or backup), the wii locks up - animation/sounds stop, wiimote response stops (but the wiimote remains lit/powered on). This happens if you put the disk in on the main wii menu, when you're in the disk channel, if you have the disk in from the moment the wii is powered on. I was able to get Wii Fit to load up using the Wii Fit Channel - I went into the channel, went to trianing, and inserted the disk when it requested it. it seemed like it took longer than usual to read the disk, but it did load and I was able to play. I can also use the Backup Loader (gamma 0.3, yeah I know i need to update to neogamma, but first things first) to play backup disks. So it seems the issue is in the wii menu disk channel, but I don't know enough about how the wii runs to say for sure. I haven't yet tried to load a gamecube disk, so I don't know if that function is affected.
    ETA: I just did all this, so I haven't had time yet to search the forums for a fix for this new issue.

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    Try a wii game backup loader and see what happens...... i am just curious if it is the system menu files giving you trouble but a backup launcher should still work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb9595 View Post
    Try a wii game backup loader and see what happens...... i am just curious if it is the system menu files giving you trouble but a backup launcher should still work.
    I've got BackupLoader installed. As long as I start that before I insert a disk (real or backup), the disk plays fine. Also, if I have a disk inserted when I power on the Wii, if I go straight from preloader to homebrew channel to backup loader, then it plays fine. It only seems to lock when there's a disk inserted and I'm either at the wii menu or in the disk channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebrokencarnage View Post
    I've got BackupLoader installed. As long as I start that before I insert a disk (real or backup), the disk plays fine. Also, if I have a disk inserted when I power on the Wii, if I go straight from preloader to homebrew channel to backup loader, then it plays fine. It only seems to lock when there's a disk inserted and I'm either at the wii menu or in the disk channel.
    Mabye the system menu is still a little funny or one of the cios/ios's..... you could always do the anyregionchanger and re-install what ever system menu your on now.

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    (hopefully) Final Update: The problem has been determined to be IOS60. When I set the system menu in preloader to run w/ IOS36, the menu loads fine and so far I've had no problems in displaying disk banners. So once I fix IOS60, all should be well. Thanks for all your help everyone!

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