Hey guys I posted here a couple of months ago about my wii being fully bricked as in can't do a single thing it just powers on, wii remote doesn't respond and it doesnt even give off a video or audio singnal and it's not the cable I checked (I believe someone told me I accidently deleted the audio and video Ios's or something when I updated to 4.0 from a conduit disc Ntsc on my Ntsc wii) If anyone else know anything about that let me know...
But anyway the real topic is sending it back to Nintendo. I live on the east coast of the United States and I was wondering about things like getting in trouble for having hacked and had illegal stuff on it like custom ios's free games...emulators and etc.... If I were to send it in to Nintendo would they like sue me or something? I would not want this to happen and would just like to get it fixed if it's not too expensive....
Please someone let me know
alright but just want to be sure anyone else had any experience with sending it in to nintendo and not getting in trouble?
Also what should I say to them when I call them as I can't tell them I bircked my wii..... should I just tell them it stopped working all of a sudden or make something up like I lended it to my friend and he broke it?
no just send it to N they won't do anything, a lot of people have done it and they said nothing. just the ordinary fee
ok i am going to call them soon but what should I tell them just the symptoms or what?
Make sure you get bootmii as boot2 on the next Wii if you can.
Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.
just curious, what does it mean?you thought you were 1337 by ripping them off
Individual cases may vary.
From my experience nothing happened. I had a non-softmod related repair back in late June. Didn't use the ATD I just did the straight forward deletion of the visible signs of Homebrewing (that left tickets on the Nand), then just said screw it and I left Bootmii/boot2 on it intentionally to find out for myself. They didn't replace the GPU and the Wii was under warranty from another previous repair for the Disc Drive.
They will know that the console had been used for Homebrewing when they run the test check and they'll let you know that they know. *L* Yep, they'll give you a call in a few days after receiving it and let you know if they could fix the problem or not and what options you have, but before giving you the options they may let you know about the Test Check results, if it passed or failed. That's the part when your heart sinks. *L* "A test check was ran on your console. It failed. There were 2 illegal channels found" I was told. At that point you're at their mercy, it's best to be nice, play slighty dumb, don't press the issue, pray they don't void the warranty and hope they send you a replacement Wii that can be hacked up like the previous. My original Wii LU52 Bootmii/Boot2 could be installed and the replacement they sent LU51 it was available as well. You'll find out within a few days while checking the status of your repair online what new Serial# they'll be returning to you.
My advice to you is if you get a replacement Wii that Bootmii/Boot2 can be installed. Right there on the spot when you first hack it with Bannerbomb and the Hackmii Installer make a Nand backup of it in that virgin early hacked state and keep that particular back up tucked away on your PC. Keep your backed up Nand in several hacked stages and keep an up to the present moment Nand backup.
If you need to ever send your Wii to Nintendo again for a repair you don't want to take the chance again, cause they'll keep notes of the previous repair in the computers. So that's when you fall back on the first Nand backup you made and just simply run the Hackmii Installer again uninstall the 3 main ingredients of HBC, DVDX and Bootmii/Boot2. Then your'e done and effortlessly have a virgin Wii again. They'll most likely send you that one back if it was repairable and showed no signs of Homebrewing therefore passing their test checks. Then when you get it back install Bootmii/Boot2 again and just run that last current back up you made before you sent it off.
Last edited by Brewaholic; 09-07-2009 at 06:26 PM.
Nintendo' most inspired core game titles are stuck overseas. Nintendo Of America sux when it comes to the localization of these game titles as they court with their new found casual gamer/soccer mom audience this console generation. Thus indirectly promoting the growth of Homebrewing & basically telling their core audience if they want it, mod chip or Homebrew it. Thanks Nintendo! My Wii and its functionalities have never felt more complete than when I took my first sip of the Brew. - Brewaholic