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    Unhappy Bricked? Can't load anything after Preloader

    Hello all,

    I'm a newbie here, have been fiddling with my Wii for about two weeks so I'm starting to get the lingo and the basoc jist (sp?) of what's going on.

    I have an LU64 Wii (USA/NTSC) running v4.0. With the help of the 4.0/4.1 tutorial, I was able to get HBC up and ran Trusta Bug Remover to handle the IOSs. From there I could run just about every [Wii] game I tried using uLoader. Then I tried installing WAD Manager and made the mistake of installing PreLoader (or maybe it was PriLoader?).

    Now I get the Pre/Pri-Loader version 0.29 screen everytime I turn on the Wii (I understand it installs a new kinda Firmware/BIOS under the std. Wii applications). That would be fine, but I cannot get to the SystemMenu or HBC (saying '...not found'). I did some research on the forums and tried changing the settings from 249 (the default) to 60, and 36... same error. Don't know if it helps, but the 'update' button doesn't work either.. to update to version .30. I'm now locked into Pre/Pri-Loader and can't get out to play any of my backup games!!!

    I also read that I can use the 'Install File' option, but do I re-install BootMii, PreLoader (v.29 or .30), WAD Manager (never could get this installed in the first place), or something else?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as my family is coming down for Christmas for the first time [I'm hosting] and this is my way to bring everyone together *cry*.. heheh

    Thanks in advance!

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    Be sure that your trouble is form installing preloader, and not a bad wad file. There is no relation between preloader and wadmanager. Once you complete the following preloader will be gone, if your issue is from a bad wad your life could get worse.

    Install HBC-loader.zip into preloader, set the autoboot to the installed file. You should now boot into hbc.

    Load wadmanager, use ios249
    install IOS60-patched
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    install system menu 4.1, pick the one that matches your region
    4.1U-RVL-WiiSystemmenu-v449.wad
    4.1E-RVL-WiiSystemmenu-v450.wad
    4.1J-RVL-WiiSystemmenu-v448.wad
    Then reinstall preloader
    Don't forget hacks.ini
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    Mauifrog,

    Thanks so much for your help...and thanks for the super-quick response. I was able to get priloader to boot to a file, and used the HBC as the file, as per your suggestion.

    Everything seems to work fine now, the only thing is I have to have the card in the SD slot in order to load Wad Manager, etc, etc. I can't remember exactly, but I think I always had the card in and used uLoader to load my backups. Is this how it usually works or does the SD card not usually stay in the Wii?

    I am currently at the point of installing the System Menu. I believe I had version 4.0 before so I'm going to wait on your response about v4.1. Do I need to install this to run my backups... or regular games? What does the re-install of System Menu 4.1 do exactly? ...waiting for your response so I don't f*** things up again!

    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panuvin View Post
    Mauifrog,

    Thanks so much for your help...and thanks for the super-quick response. I was able to get priloader to boot to a file, and used the HBC as the file, as per your suggestion.

    Everything seems to work fine now, the only thing is I have to have the card in the SD slot in order to load Wad Manager, etc, etc. I can't remember exactly, but I think I always had the card in and used uLoader to load my backups. Is this how it usually works or does the SD card not usually stay in the Wii?

    I am currently at the point of installing the System Menu. I believe I had version 4.0 before so I'm going to wait on your response about v4.1. Do I need to install this to run my backups... or regular games? What does the re-install of System Menu 4.1 do exactly? ...waiting for your response so I don't f*** things up again!

    Thanks so much!
    Installing 4.1 in place of 4.0 is fine, but you can install 4.0 if you want. All of the apps are stored on the sd-card, so if the card is not in the wii, then the apps on the card won't work.
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    Mauifrog,

    Quick update. After getting HBC to load via Preloader (confirmed it is preloader), I added Wad Manager, uLoader, etc. onto my SD card and renamed the HBC boot.dol so the other stuff would pop-up. I tried uLoader and got a game working just fine! So yay, now everyone can enjoy the Wii!

    But it concerns me that I didn't finish your steps. I have to have the SD card in at all times for everything to load. Is this normal or do you usually install this stuff to the Wii itself (i have a feeling the answer is the latter). Should I finish the last two steps of installing System Menu and PreLoader since everything is working or should I just leave it alone? I'd rather have everything installed on the Wii so I could use the SD for other things, like when I start doing emulation, GC games, and WiiWare titles. I'm assuming I can't do all those things w/o the final steps being completed. Does this sound right? Again, I wanted to get your feedback before messing anything else up. Thanks again!!!

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    If you installed the HBC-loader into preloader, you should be able to autoboot into HBC, without the card in the wii. HBC apps are stored in sd:\apps and will not run from HBC without the card in the wii.

    You should finish all the steps I listed. When your done you should be able to boot the wii into the system menu.
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    Thanks again, you've clarified a lot! I have one last question if you don't mind... for the system menus you gave me three options: U, E, and J. I recognize these from ROMs; I assume they mean English, Japanese, and U (Universal?). Is "U" region-free and would I be able to use it if my Wii was originally an "E"? Do you know if any problems could occur if I install the wrong one? Do any other applications rely on which system menu you're using? I'd love to have my Wii region free and I've read of a few ways to do this, but if this is an easier way, that'd be fantastic! Any ideas? ...and am I correct in the definitions of these?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panuvin View Post
    Thanks again, you've clarified a lot! I have one last question if you don't mind... for the system menus you gave me three options: U, E, and J. I recognize these from ROMs; I assume they mean English, Japanese, and U (Universal?). Is "U" region-free and would I be able to use it if my Wii was originally an "E"? Do you know if any problems could occur if I install the wrong one? Do any other applications rely on which system menu you're using? I'd love to have my Wii region free and I've read of a few ways to do this, but if this is an easier way, that'd be fantastic! Any ideas? ...and am I correct in the definitions of these?

    Thanks in advance!
    J= jap ntsc
    E= pal
    U= usa ntsc

    You need to install the right one, or you will have a simi brick. Fixable but annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    Be sure that your trouble is form installing preloader, and not a bad wad file. There is no relation between preloader and wadmanager. Once you complete the following preloader will be gone, if your issue is from a bad wad your life could get worse.

    Install HBC-loader.zip into preloader, set the autoboot to the installed file. You should now boot into hbc.

    Load wadmanager, use ios249
    install IOS60-patched
    then
    install system menu 4.1, pick the one that matches your region
    4.1U-RVL-WiiSystemmenu-v449.wad
    4.1E-RVL-WiiSystemmenu-v450.wad
    4.1J-RVL-WiiSystemmenu-v448.wad
    Then reinstall preloader
    Don't forget hacks.ini
    Thank you MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You dont know how mach you helped me.

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    Hi,

    This is Jag, i purchased a Wii(korean system is guess) couple of months back, it's version 3.2 i guess, i'm very new with modchip etc., recently i switched on my wii's wifi and in settings menu i got a popup for upgrade-i thought it wud be a firmware upgrade and i started upgrading it and in the middle of the upgrade an error was thrown stating " 303 system error - Unauthorized device detected" , after this i tried reset my Wii and as soon as my Wii starts no home page is displayed - 303 error is displayed and not moving further...

    Finally i realized that my Wii is bricked..... ( (


    Please help how to rectify as i doesn't know any thing what need to be done please please help how to recover and re-work and enjoy my wii...
    Please tell me each and every step in recovering the same and file links what need to be done after each and every step... and back to normal which i can play the region free games, some downloaded and as well as DVD's (modsoftware's) to make it work...

    My wii is soft modded initially i guess.... if you can tell me each solution i would be very thank full and will happily go a head for Donation for wii community ...

    Please reply back

    Regards,
    Jags.....

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