this is not really ov any use but i sent my bricked wii to nintendo who kindly said "fook off you fooked it" and sent me it back lol, so after look to see if i could fix from i found a guy on ebay who sells new motherboards with HBC already on them it cost me £62.00 with free delivery. It was a bit ov a pain unscrewin everything and putin it all on the new board but now it works a treat and its runnin 3.4e,plus i think nintendo would have charged me £68.00 to fix and i would ov had to HBC on it........so if urs is dead and they tell you to use it as a door stop give him a shout (gadgetrepair) took 3 days to turn up ..........cool....
Thans for that.
Lots of people actually get away with a repair from Nintendo as they don't always check them but this solution while still quite expensive is worth considering.
I guess a lot depends on how badly bricked your Wii is when you send it back and how busy they are at the time and the warranty in place.
Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.