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    I think the Wii requires the bluetooth module installed to start.

    Put the BT module back in and try powering on with the Wiimote. This is the usual test for BT function. If it starts to green led with Wiimote then it's not the BT, if it fails to start with Wiimote then it could be the BT was fried when you inserted the thumb drive.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    I think the Wii requires the bluetooth module installed to start.

    Put the BT module back in and try powering on with the Wiimote. This is the usual test for BT function. If it starts to green led with Wiimote then it's not the BT, if it fails to start with Wiimote then it could be the BT was fried when you inserted the thumb drive.
    Tested all still nothing, but as you stated the device turned on via BT so it isnt that module God thinking there.. Im an electrical engineer and never even though of it :P

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    It's just something you pick up when you've been on here long enough.

    As for the rest of the Wii. The symptoms you describe fit a software full brick, whereby the Wii has lost it's Operating System or at the very least the registers that point it where to load them from. This would normally happen when some muppet uninstalls these system files or updates incorrectly but not when you plug a USB device in.

    Could be a hardware failure. Who knows how sensitive these parts are to a bit of static on the USB connector.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    So basisly, unless i can get the savemiifrii thing to work, there nothing i can do?

    What if i soldered out the nand flash and found/made a programmer to transfer the data from my backup into that. Think that might to anything, or is the operating system not stored in that flash?

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    All data is stored on flash, apart from code within the cpu I believe.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    You can have a look at this chart
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    Thx to both of you for the insight

    I'm gonna try following the chart you sent, which I think i stumbled over myself yesterday in all the confusion.
    I've order a new wii, which has cost me around 170$, when you excl the price of the nunchuck and wiimote that i'm allready planing to but =) But havn't given up yet, so if you find some more info or have some good ideas for me for try feel free to let me know.

    I'm gonna report back in the event that I solve the problem myself. But just dont have the time to fix this issue right now due to pressure at work =)
    Once again thx for tried to help

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    I converted my Wii into one of these black screen generators as well today. What I did to do it was pure stupidity trying to back up a step or 2 from something I did. Being an absolute newb I managed to Uninstall IOS70-64-v6687 [Patched][FreeTheBug].wad and then locked it up due to some USB hardware issues. Upon reboot it became this wonderful blackscreen generator.
    Before I did all this though I installed bootmii into boot2 and performed a backup. I just had this feeling that I would screw up.

    What is the method to flash the NAND with my backup? I am assuming I will have to solder something to the flash since I'm sure Nintendo wasn't nice enough to install a jtag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcpackrat View Post
    I converted my Wii into one of these black screen generators as well today. What I did to do it was pure stupidity trying to back up a step or 2 from something I did. Being an absolute newb I managed to Uninstall IOS70-64-v6687 [Patched][FreeTheBug].wad and then locked it up due to some USB hardware issues. Upon reboot it became this wonderful blackscreen generator.
    Before I did all this though I installed bootmii into boot2 and performed a backup. I just had this feeling that I would screw up.

    What is the method to flash the NAND with my backup? I am assuming I will have to solder something to the flash since I'm sure Nintendo wasn't nice enough to install a jtag.
    If you have bootmii as boot2 you should see 2 flashes from the led at boot, if that is the case you only need to put the bootmii files with your backup onto your sd card and boot the wii, bootmii should start.
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    No flashes from the power LED but copying the files back to the SD and will give it a shot. THanks

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