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    bricked wii/ not mine. no audio or video signal

    hi my friend has a bricked wii, he thinks he uninstalled sysmenu3.2.
    no signal/ no preloader/ no bootmii (ive checked)
    he was going to bring a drivekey or drivechip over in the morning.

    Will that help at all? will wadmanager rescue disc load if no signal is being recieved as when original disc is in it it spins but no picture?

    I want to tell him by tommorow 9am uk/ so would appreciate an answer.
    i have been working hard all day to get usbx and stuff loading on 4.2 virgin (no luck yet)
    im off to bed, if anybody knows if it wont work then please let me know.

    ive tried gamecube controller/ loaded bootmii files on sd/ checked for preloader/
    dropped it down the stairs!! JOKE! threw it out the window really.

    thanks in advance

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    This is a full brick and unless he had bootmii installed as boot2 and had NAND Dump then his only option would be to send it to Nintendo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowSonic2 View Post
    This is a full brick and unless he had bootmii installed as boot2 and had NAND Dump then his only option would be to send it to Nintendo.
    thought as much! i was going to try the 3.2 recovery disc!
    never mind/ shame it was an old machine and would of taken bootmii as boot2!

    thanks again shadow

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamieupanddown View Post
    thought as much! i was going to try the 3.2 recovery disc!
    never mind/ shame it was an old machine and would of taken bootmii as boot2!

    thanks again shadow
    NINTENDO UK LANDLINE NUMBER IS 01753483700

    then use options to get to wii repar or technical!

    maximum of £65 quid including carriage if it hant been modded.

    how i see it/ if it hasnt been opened and we cant get into it/ they wont be able to either.
    or have they got a machine that will extract info from the nand???
    TIME MONEY!!!! i dont think so.

    i said: do you offer an exchange system for wii's as sony do?
    he said:no sir we only do repairs.
    i said:how much is a maximum repair cost?
    he said: £65 as long as it hasnt been modified.
    i said: what do you mean?
    he said: has the wii been modified in any way?
    i said: sorry youve lost me, im not very technical, i dont understand.
    he said: ok sir, do you want to book it in for repair now £65 maximum?
    i said: i will check with the wife and get back to you.

    SO £65 QUID or could they tell on a full brick that it had been softmodded???
    personally i dont think they would bother? how difficult would it be/ different if it was a semi brick, with access to bootmii or preloader of savemiifri.

    anyway sorry for rambling on.

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    Some people have reported that they just send refurbs out, 3.3 Sys Menu with boot1 vunerability. That wasn't UK though as far as I know.

    A full brick is not going to be too difficult for them to diagnose. I'd imagine they'd have full diagnostic capability, plus the ability to view the NAND. After all, they did design the machine and would have built this stuff.

    Whether they bother though is another thing. There was talk of them charging high prices to repair Wiis but there aren't too many stories of people actually getting charged them.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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