Thank you for the informative post, however, none of the 3 options work for me.
I had soft modded my wii using this guide New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii.
I followed the instructions to the T and was able to soft mod my wii.
however, since I did not have any backed up games, I was not able to fully test the modded capabilities.
Then, i followed a guide to install USB Loader GX so that I could back up my games on to my usb hdd and play from there.
This also, I was able to achieve succesfully, however, some of the games would throw up a blank screen, and I would have to force restart my wii using the power button on the console as the wiimote would not work once the blank screen came up.
Last week, while further testing some games, which I have been playing for over a week now, i suddenly got the blank screen again for a working backed up game.
Since then, I have restarted multiple times, even using the reset button, but nothing, i repeat, nothing comes up on screen. I tried using the reset button as well to load into pri-loader, but no effect.
My tv continues to show No Signal. I have tested/re seated all connections between wii and my tv.
I can use the power button on the wiimote to start the console, but once the green light comes on on the console, the wii mote stops functioning. Pressing any buttons results in the lights on the wii mote flickering for a while and then stops.
Have I officially bricked my wii? I hope to God that is not the case.