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    Full Bricked Wii. After softmod "Black Screen"

    First off all i will explain what i did.

    1. INSTALL BOOTMII AND THE HOMEBREW CHANNEL

    a). Put all the files from ‘copy to sd card.rar’ onto the root of the SD Card. It should look like this when done.

    i did

    b). Insert the SD card into Wii.

    I did

    c). Go to Wii Options, then go to Data Management > Channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf?" , select 'Yes' and the Hackmii installer will run.

    I did

    d). Install Bootmii as boot2 if you can, if not then install it as an IOS then go back and install the Homebrew Channel.

    I Could only install it as an IOS so i did.

    2. BACK UP YOUR NAND (OPTIONAL)

    a) Put the SD card into the Wii, if you installed Bootmii as boot2 then it will load, if it is installed as an IOS go to the Homebrew Channel, press 'home' on your wiimote and select 'Launch Bootmii'.

    i did

    b) Use the power/reset/eject buttons to navigate the Bootmii menu and select the icon with the gears on it. If those buttons don't work then you will have to use a Gamecube controller.

    I did

    c) Now select the icon with a green arrow pointing from the chip to the SD card and follow the on screen instructions.

    i did

    D) In about 10 mins you will have a NAND backup, it is normal to have up to 80 bad blocks so don't worry if you get some.

    I did

    e) Put the SD card into PC and copy the NAND backup somewhere safe, you can now delete it from your card. If you installed Bootmii as boot2 then also copy the Bootmii folder to your PC and either delete or rename it, otherwise it will load every time you switch your Wii on.

    I did and now ive got the nand file on my pc

    If ever you get bricked then copy the bootmii folder and NAND backup onto your card, do steps a) & b) again, using Preloader to get to HBC if necessary, then select the icon with the arrow going from the SD card to the chip. It is not recommended to restore your NAND if you have Bootmii installed as an IOS.


    3. GET A CIOS

    You may want to check this video before you do this stage. The only difference is that you can select 'load IOS from SD card' instead of download from NUS.

    a) Go to Homebrew channel and run Trucha Bug Restorer, load IOS36, press 1, read the warnings then select 'downgrade IOS15', select to load IOS from SD card then let it do its job, keep an eye on what it is doing and make sure you select 'load from sd card' when it asks & don't get any errors.

    I did

    b) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, this time select to load IOS15 on first screen using dpad left/right, then select the IOS36 menu & install patched (select 'yes' on all 3 patches) IOS36 to slot 36, again using IOS from SD card.

    I did

    c) Run Trucha Bug Restorer again, load IOS36 and this time select restore IOS15.

    I did

    d) Run cIOS38 r14 installer, select IOS36 as the one it should use and then select wad install.

    I did

    4. UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM MENU VERSION (OPTIONAL)

    This step is optional unless you are on 3.3 or 3.4, you may upgrade now if you wish, boot2 v4 owners cannot downgrade! but can upgrade if you want. If you want to update to 4.1 then make sure you have at least 250 blocks free or you will brick, install IOS60-patched first (step 5a), then run Firmware Updater 4.1. If you are on 3.3 or 3.4 then you must update.

    at this step i only installed IOS60 patch nothing more

    5. THE FINAL STEP

    a) If you are on system menu 4/4.1 use Wad Manager with default settings (IOS249 & SD card) to install IOS60-patched.wad - make sure you do this before you install Preloader. If you installed it in step 4 then skip this part. Never uninstall IOS60! You will brick!!

    i installed this patch at step 4, so i didn't do this step.

    b). Open the Homebrew Channel and load Preloader, press 1 to install. After install, your Wii should reboot and load the Preloader menu. If it doesn't, turn your wii off and on again whilst holding down reset and it will load the Preloader menu.

    i did and it directly loaded.

    c) Select 'system hacks' in the Preloader menu, and enable the hacks that you want - 'skip disc update check' and the region free ones are all you need. Select 'save settings' and wait for confirmation message to display 'settings saved'. Press B to go back, and enter Settings. Set 'Autoboot: System Menu' using D-Pad, then select save settings. Press B to return to main Preloader menu.

    When i selected system hacks it says that it couldn't find any system hacks, so i skiped this step.


    d) In the Preloader menu select Homebrew Channel (if you didn't install Preloader then just open HBC as normal), run Wad Manager 1.4, use default settings (IOS249 & SD card) and install these wads from the 'wad' folder:

    IOS38-64-v3610
    IOS50-64-v4889
    IOS53-64-v5149
    IOS55-64-v5149
    NeoGammaR7

    Then restart your Wii.

    I did this, after i restarted my wii it says: system files corrupted. so i tried to install: System Menu-PAL-v386.rar with Wad manager 1.4. i didn't even know if that was the right version for my wii, but i just installed it and while installing i get an error. i dont remember the error anymore. so i uninstalled it again. after that i restarted my wii, and i directly got a black screen.

    So now that you now what i did, i hope someone can help me.

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    i am experiencing the same thing this morning. although i got past the system files corrupt error by selecting the settings at the bottom of the preloader and change the bottom setting IOS to probably 249... or whatever IOS your system menu is on... let me know if you figure out how to get any of the system menu hacks working....
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    I am assuming you live in Europe, if so PAL would be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Punk View Post
    I am assuming you live in the US, if so PAL would not be it NTSC is what you need. If you live in UK then yes your right.
    I live in Europe, Netherlands. so PAL is europe right?

    but i still need advice about how i can fix this.

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    Yes thats right
    Last edited by Digital Punk; 10-18-2009 at 07:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XeroxNL View Post
    I live in Europe, Netherlands. so PAL is europe right?

    but i still need advice about how i can fix this.
    Well for one you installed 3.4 Pal and preloader does not work with 3.3 or 3.4.

    See this thread

    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tml#post155728

    Just make sure you download System for your region and to see what IOS you might need go to

    System Menu - WiiBrew

    Also would help to know what System you were on before you tried this were you on 3.4 before this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr34m3r View Post
    Well for one you installed 3.4 Pal and preloader does not work with 3.3 or 3.4.

    See this thread

    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tml#post155728

    Just make sure you download System for your region and to see what IOS you might need go to

    System Menu - WiiBrew

    Also would help to know what System you were on before you tried this were you on 3.4 before this.
    i really dont know what system i was on before this. but i bought my wii in december 2008 so i think it was version 3.4

    But what i still dont get: How do i get in HBC if i got a black screen when i start the wii
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    did changing the system menu ios not work? what i did was change that, and then reinstall the 4.1 updater, then reinstall IOS60patch, then reinstall Preloader.... then i am totally fixed!

    And I had to edit my earlier post from 259 to 249 sorry, mistype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XeroxNL View Post
    i really dont know what system i was on before this. but i bought my wii in december 2008 so i think it was version 3.4

    But what i still dont get: How do i get in HBC if i got a black screen when i start the wii
    So you can't even get to preloader screen now by holding reset . I guess when you installed System Menu-PAL-v386 you might have lost the one way you could have fixed your wii the easiest . If that is the case I can't help you no more will have to wait for someone with more knowledge to help you . Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr34m3r View Post
    So you can't even get to preloader screen now by holding reset . I guess when you installed System Menu-PAL-v386 you might have lost the one way you could have fixed your wii the easiest . If that is the case I can't help you no more will have to wait for someone with more knowledge to help you . Sorry
    i havent tried that yet [Holding the reset butten] i will try this.

    Thanks

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