I bricked my niece / nephew's Wii for Christmas
My brother in law purchased a Wii for his kids for Christmas. He knew my Wii was softmodded and wanted theirs done the same.
I downloaded software and was following the instructions but must have done something out of order / installed an incorrect file because first the Homebrew Channel was upside down, then after attempting to fix that, the Wii restarted to a black screen with "System Software is Corrupt... Contact Nintendo..."
Let me be clear - I did something incorrect / wrong / didn't follow instructions to the letter! I don't want anyone to think I'm accusing anyone of posting bad instructions.
Solution: packaged the Wii back up and returned to Target! Got a new one and Christmas is saved. (I'm not attempting to softmod this one :D)