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    Angry Black screen on boot, no preloader, nand available

    Hi guys

    I stupidly tried to install preloader on my Wii, which appeared to have corrupted my system files. Preloader started and HBC works, but the system menu would not appear, instead I got the patchy-text "System files are corrupt. Consult Wii operations manual"

    Again, stupidly, I mis-followed some advice about fixing the system files, so I installed the IOS for PAL 3.2 system menu, seemingly like this fella did:-

    Quote Originally Posted by dimebag123 View Post
    hi, some one brought me a semi bricked wii so i installed pre loader and then i started getting the error message about system files, so i used homebrew to install the system menu for PAL. and now i get no signal on tv when i turn wii on. please help. i couldn't get the version of it as i couldn't access the settings, and now after the pal system menu update i can't get preloader to work either as i can't see anything on my screen, pleasseeee help
    From this point, I couldn't even access the preloader menu - turning on the wii cycles the dvd drive, but nothing appears on-screen.

    My serial no. is LEH2575xxxx. I was on system menu 3.2

    I do have a NAND backup, being able to use the WAD version of BootMii (it wouldn't install as a partition) but can't get anything on-screen to enable any sort of recovery using it...

    1) Am I dumb? Well, yes, so lets move to Q2...
    2) In your opinions, will a drivekey (or equivalent) modchip enable me to boot an autoboot disk using a gamecube controller and do a full repair to my backed up NAND file/use wad manager autoboot, or something similar? I have another Wii I have access to if required. There are so many reports about status of being able to access recovery menus etc (don't think I can because the system menu won't boot), I don't know whether it can repair this type of brick or not.
    3) Is there a better way to get it back working again?
    4) I'm in the UK - I understand Nintendo UK aren't keen on people homebrewing their Wii and charge people a fortune to replace it. Can they tell what I've done to it if it won't even boot up?
    5) What sort of cost would a homebrew damaged Wii be to repair by Nintendo, in pounds? Anyone get stung? Am I just better cutting my losses and buying a new one (eventually?)

    Thanks,
    Bombdog
    Last edited by bombdog; 09-12-2009 at 11:02 AM. Reason: clarity

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    LEH257 as far as I have heard is similar to the LU64 which means they cannot be downgraded. Did you ever have a working Wii at 3.2? Installing preloader on a 3.4 is a recipe for disaster as it's not compatible.

    2) You could always try the gamecube mod to see if the recovery ascreen comes up and then worry about using a drivekey. You'll need to change the drivekey autoboot setting on your alternate Wii before installing in your bricked Wii.
    3) Bootmii as boot2 would have been handy.
    4) A black screen is better than an error screen in this case.
    5) Had heard it was just a bit less than a new Wii but it varies on who you ask and where they are sent to for repair.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thanks for the reply...

    Yes, the wii worked at 3.2. Installing preloader caused the damage to the system menu, which I then failed to recover and made it worse.

    If by gamecube mod you mean the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT all at once in port 4 using GC controller, I've tried this with a third party controller. Does it have to be an official Nintendo GC controller?

    Unfortunately BootMii wouldn't install in memory, only as a wad file.

    Looks like drivekey may be an option - anyone have any luck restoring their Wii from this point using a drivekey?

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    It can be a Third Party GC controller.

    The drivekey fix requires the ability to use the GC trick though.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Again, thanks for the reply.

    Trying the port 4 GC trick = nothing happens. Screen stays black, no response. Should it be relatively instant? How tricky is it to do - i've tried a few times and had no response trying this. Do I need a disc in the drive? What should happen on-screen if i'm succesful with this?

    This isn't looking good for the little white box...

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    Tealc will put me right if I am wrong. I think you said you have a nand backup. If so, if you have the bootmii files on your SD card it should boot into the bootmii screen.

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    I'm assuming that wad version of bootmii is what we would call IOS version.

    Watch the savemiifrii videos on youtube to show you how quickly they work, and also how fiddly it can be.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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