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    Bricked - tried to update using "simplistic mod"

    Hi,

    I've bricked my Wii while trying to update from 3.2E to 4.2E using the "simple mod" guide found on gbatemp.

    I got up to this step "Then proceed to install the remaining 25 IOS files & Shopping Channel-NUS-v18.wad" before the brick.

    When I start up the Wii, the disc drive spins, blue light flashes but nothing happens (black screen).

    I have a modchip (Wiikey 1.9s)
    I installed Bootmii using ISO and boot2...
    I don't have preloader installed
    I'm pretty sure I installed Starfall previously.

    What I have tried with no luck:

    I tried using a GC controller and holding Y
    I have attempted this guide: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tion-here.html
    I have tried multiple autoboot discs and they don't load.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by rzrfce; 11-14-2009 at 05:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzrfce View Post
    Hi,

    I've bricked my Wii while trying to update from 3.2E to 4.2E using the "simple mod" guide found on gbatemp.

    I got up to this step "Then proceed to install the remaining 25 IOS files & Shopping Channel-NUS-v18.wad" before the brick.

    When I start up the Wii, the disc drive spins, blue light flashes but nothing happens (black screen).

    I have a modchip (Wiikey 1.9s)
    I installed Bootmii using ISO and boot2...
    I don't have preloader installed
    I'm pretty sure I installed Starfall previously.

    What I have tried with no luck:

    I tried using a GC controller and holding Y
    I have attempted this guide: http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...tion-here.html
    I have tried multiple autoboot discs and they don't load.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    you said that you install bootmii as boot as IOS and boot2 , do you have NAND backup / not ? if yes then just restore your backup NAND

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    No I don't think so.

    Thanks for trying to help.

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    I was reading a few threads and I found that I have the booting issue in the youtube video above.

    Although I was very sure that I installed through both modes (boot2 and the other one)... obviously I was wrong and even when loading up with an SD card with bootmii files doesn't do anything

    Are there any other possible solutions? Will a savemii work?

    Thanks for any help.

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    So do you get 1 flash or 2 flashes? Failure to read SD is not evidence of a non boot2 install.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    I get two flashes. Thanks for pointing that out - the problem doesn't appear to be the same.

    I'm guessing thats bad news for me.. any other possible solution

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    Two flashes within 1 second or so means you have installed bootmii/boot2 and posssibly that your SD card is not compatible with bootmii.

    The flashing is not an issue, it's a good thing, a very good thing.

    All you need is a compatible SD card with the bootmii files and you can recover your Wii.

    What exactly did you do to it to brick it anyway? Installing 25 IOS files sounds like cIOScorp. What was the last file you installed before you bricked?

    Installing an update to 4.2 is worthless. It's better to be at 4.1 as 4.2 only provided anti-homebrew and no extra functions to the Wii.

    Try a different SD card with the bootmii files, if you have to buy a new one get a Sandisk 2GB.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thanks! I feel a lot, lot better First thing tomorrow I'll be looking for a new SD card.

    I don't want to get my hopes up though because my current card is also a Sandisk 256mb (however it is really really old but my Wii or HBC didn't seem to have any issues). I formatted with FAT32 - could that be a problem?

    Also the two flashes seem to appear way faster than a second - they happen within 0.1 of a second.

    I'm not sure what I installed last to be honest... if I were to guess it was IOS70-64-v6687 which is the last WAD alphabetically on the entire list of WADs that I downloaded.

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited by rzrfce; 11-16-2009 at 08:32 AM.

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    Maybe different Wiis react differently to bootmii/boot2. Mine flashes as you have seen in my video but I've honestly never seen another do it.

    SD cards are a funny thing with bootmii, it works with some and not with others. It is probably one of the more fussy applications for Wii. I have about 4 working Sandisk 2GB cards and they all work with bootmii. You can get one of the mobile phone microSD with adapters as electrically all sizes of SD card are the same.

    IOS70 is the wad for 4.2 System menu. If I were you I'd be looking to stick with 4.1 though as it provides better a homebrew experience.

    Could you link to the tutorial you have bene following on gbatemp please.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Heres the link:

    Modify any Wii 4.2 & below - GBAtemp.net

    I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions correctly but I probably did something wrong, somewhere.

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