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    Unhappy Bricked Wii, Black Screen on startup - help!!

    Hi, I am hoping some of you stars out there can save my backside before the kids find out i've bricked their wii.

    I followed all the tutorials for softmodding to the letter and all was working fine. Had homebrew channel working, Trucha bug restorer, had preloader operating correctly, ie holding reset from the startup, and was running backups with no problems via neogamma r7.

    Now, had a problem running Guitar Hero 5, and read that there was a neogamma r8 beta3 that was working, so i ran an untested wad file and it has crashed my wii. I now get past the health and safety page only to a black screen. Holding reset while booting up isn't working, so I cant go into WAD manager to uninstall the offending WAD file.

    I know i've been stupid, so please go easy on me, but any help or advice would be appreciated like you would not believe. Would installing a modchip help with getting back the menu?

    Thanks all.

    Parisayo.

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    did you install bootmii as boot2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by technom8t View Post
    did you install bootmii as boot2?
    No, when I installed the Homebrew channel, (not using the twilight hack) the instructions I downloaded said this was optional, and not knowing enough about it I left it out.

    Feeling a bit stupid right about now!

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    Hi

    Just wondered if anyone knows if the gamecube controller fix would do anything. As far as I can tell, could I boot up holding the four direction keys and then load an original game with a new update on it, i.e. Rock Band Beatles?

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.

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    It's a banner brick. Updating to the latest disc based System Menu won't remove the bad wad.

    The solution would be to enter recovery using Gamecube controller and use an autobooting unbrick disc, perhaps one of the Wad manager ones to remove the offending wad. You'll of course need to confirm that you can do savemiifrii and will need a modchip to ultimately be able to do this.

    Laugh at this 'optional' bootmii, some people just don't understand what they are saying. One stupid tutorial even says NOT to install it.

    Preloader would have been ok to recover this as well.

    If you recover this or for the next time make sure you either go back and install bootmii/boot2 or at the very least preloader to protect you, especially if you are likely to go installing potentially bad wads. There are a few Neogamma wads that are failures.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Laugh at this 'optional' bootmii, some people just don't understand what they are saying. One stupid tutorial even says NOT to install it.
    I think thats the tutorial I read.

    Preloader would have been ok to recover this as well.
    I had preloader loaded and working fine when you hold the reset on boot up, but the WAD i installed seemed to stop it working.

    If you recover this or for the next time make sure you either go back and install bootmii/boot2 or at the very least preloader to protect you, especially if you are likely to go installing potentially bad wads. There are a few Neogamma wads that are failures.
    I'll keep my eye out and be a bit more carefull in future. Thanks for all your help, looks like I've got a nice expensive door stop now.
    Last edited by Tealc; 10-01-2009 at 06:52 AM.

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    I'm intrigued by your Preloader response.

    Preloader would not stop working because of a Neogamma bad wad. There must be something else at play here. One reason might be that you were on 3.2 when preloader worked, then since loading GH5 it updated you to 3.4, thereby removing Preloader.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    I'm intrigued by your Preloader response.

    Preloader would not stop working because of a Neogamma bad wad. There must be something else at play here. One reason might be that you were on 3.2 when preloader worked, then since loading GH5 it updated you to 3.4, thereby removing Preloader.
    I see what you mean, but I had only tried a backup of GH5 through neogamma r7, and this was just giving me the green flash and black screen. Its after I tried to install the neogamma r8 beta3 WAD that the problems started.


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    Is there another way to launch Preloader. Is there a hacks file still on your SD? I don't actually use Preloader (boot2 man) so my knowledge is limited.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Is there another way to launch Preloader. Is there a hacks file still on your SD? I don't actually use Preloader (boot2 man) so my knowledge is limited.
    nope. Only by holding reset.

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