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    Angry I need help with unbricking real bad!

    I have bricked my Wii by installing 4.2U while having Homebrew installed on my Wii. The update region is correct. Nothing is displayed, I ain't got no Preloader, SaveMii, Bootmii, Starfall, but I do have a regular DriveKey installed. I have tried SaveMiiFrii (the GC trick used to boot Rescue Menu), but no cigar. Still no video. Or maybe I didn't time it right? Can someone tell me the EXACT timing (delay between turning to Wii on and pressing all four D-pad thingies)? So anyway, say it still doesn't work, is there any other possible way to unbrick my Wii at the current state it's in? Please help me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexnaught View Post
    I have bricked my Wii by installing 4.2U while having Homebrew installed on my Wii. The update region is correct. Nothing is displayed, I ain't got no Preloader, SaveMii, Bootmii, Starfall, but I do have a regular DriveKey installed. I have tried SaveMiiFrii (the GC trick used to boot Rescue Menu), but no cigar. Still no video. Or maybe I didn't time it right? Can someone tell me the EXACT timing (delay between turning to Wii on and pressing all four D-pad thingies)? So anyway, say it still doesn't work, is there any other possible way to unbrick my Wii at the current state it's in? Please help me!
    How exactly did you go about installing 4.2u?
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    Just keep them pressed when you start your wii

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    I have installed 4.2 from NHL 2K10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexnaught View Post
    I have installed 4.2 from NHL 2K10.
    Are you sure it had 4.2? I don't know of any games that do.

    It sounds like you downgraded your wii. Then you updated to a stubbed system ios. This would brick your wii for good.

    Did you downgrade?
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    I did downgrade. I am not sure if the update was 4.2. And what does "stubbed" mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexnaught View Post
    I did downgrade. I am not sure if the update was 4.2. And what does "stubbed" mean?

    The wii uses many ios files, but it only uses 1 as the system ios. Depending on the system menu version this could be ios30, ios50, ios60, or ios70 in most cases. When the wii updates, and since we never delete an ios under 200, the wii replaces the old unused system ios with a stub, this has a higher version number and is non functional. So if you are on a system ios of 60 or 70 and downgrade to ios30, then do a disk update to ios50 (which is stubbed), the disk updater will not replace the stub, because it has a higher version number. It installs a new system menu and leaves you with the stubbed system ios. This could happen with ios50 or ios60 depending on the disk. This brick is unfix-able using software methods. The only fix is to reprogram the nand, or replace the mainboard.
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    And how exactly can I reprogram the NAND or replace the main board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexnaught View Post
    And how exactly can I reprogram the NAND or replace the main board?
    I don't exactly know, as I have never done it. To reprogram the nand you would need an infectus nand programmer soldered directly onto your nand, about 15 solder points I believe. Then you would need a compatible nand img to flash onto your nand. To replace the mainboard you would buy a replacement one, used from a supplier and open the wii, completely disassemble it, and reassemble it.

    It is a big job either way, depending on your skills.
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