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    flashing static screen... brick?

    my bro decided to bannerbomb our wii without me home, i normally handle all console work. i walked in the house while he was doin it. everything seemed fine, hbc was there, he said he installed bootmii as boot 2, and we could see wii earth in the menu. he launched it, the screen showed initializing network. after the dots stopped and about 2 seconds passed without anything new on screen, he decided it froze and before i could stop him, he unplugged the wii. now when we turn it on, the screen is flashing static, nothing seems to work (power cycling, holding reset at boot, changing the bootmii.ini settings), the drive won't eject (wii sports is inside). i haven't tried savemiifrii cause i don't have a gc controller. i've looked around online for a few hours without finding anything similar. i'm assuming the wii is now a shiny white doorstop?

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    Sounds like a hardware failure rather than a software failure. Can't imagine how something could be fried just by pulling the plug.

    Not sure why everyone pulls the power from the Wii when the little Power button works just as well if held down for a few seconds.

    Leave the Wii alone for a while with no power and see if it can be resumed.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    if it were a hardware failure, what would be your first guess as the cause?

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    Power surge caused problems with the CPU and GPU of the Wii. I don't think it's very likely though, unless of course your power brick was faulty and threw too high a voltage down the line upon disconnection.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    sounds logical to me. i've never seen anything like that though. would there be any way to test that?

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    Not that I'm aware of.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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