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    OH SH*T: Black Screen of WII!!!

    OH SH*T: Black Screen of WII!!!

    OK, so you've done something wrong and now you have a black screen at boot.

    Please read this and try the suggestions before posting for any help in the forum.

    What can you do?

    Well you really only have 3 options to fix this wii. They are bootmii, preloader, and recovery menu, and are described in detail below.

    Option #1 Bootmii Boot2

    You where both lucky and wise and were able to install bootmii as boot2. If you have boot2 bootmii you can recover from any code related brick. Bootmii boot2 produces two flashes from the blue led drive light at boot with disk removed. And when you place the bootmii files onto your compatible sd-card, bootmii will load. Also when a cboot2 app is places onto your compatible sd-card, the app will load. This allows you to backup and restore your nand, and/or run a variety of apps to fix your wii.
    If you lost your bootmii folder, try these:
    bootmii folder-E.rar
    bootmii_folder-U.zip

    Options #2 Preloader/Priiloader

    If you have a functional preloader/priiloader you can fix almost any code based brick. To start preloader, hold reset and boot the wii while holding reset. Preloader would start if it was functional. If it fails you should remove your sd-card, and unplug any usb devises, then try again. Preloader will allow you to run a variety of apps to fix your wii. If you bricked you wii while installing a new system menu, preloader was likely removed and you can not use it.

    Option #3 Recovery Menu via savemii or savemiifrii

    If you have a black screen, you may be able to start the wii's recovery menu by using savemii or savemiifrii. If the recovery menu loads, it may be possible to execute applications using autoboot disks, with a preconfigured autobooting modchip.
    If you buy a modchip, make sure it is preconfigured by the seller to autoboot and region free, without any update blocks enabled.

    To try savemiifrii, you will need a gc-controller in port #4. Orginal controllers from nintendo require modification of the dpad for this to work. For this reason, cheap generic controllers are usually better. Hold all four directions of the dpad down at the same time. Continue to hold them down and boot the wii while holding. If it works you will see a blackscreen with you system menu displayed in the lower right corner.

    Also have a look at this Brick flowchart from savemii. It can help identify your brick-type, and course of action.
    Wii Brick Flowchart

    If the above 3 options fail, then your wii is fully bricked, without a softmod based solution. Sorry, you're probably out of luck.

    You can proceed with one of the 6 suggestions below, for a fully bricked broken door stop of a wii.

    1- you could replace the wii's mainboard with a functional unbricked one, if you can find it.

    2- you could solder a nand programer onto the nand chip, using about 15 solder points. Then you can reprogram the nand with a functional nand dump for your wii. Or user with compatible wii's can flash only boot2 bootmii, and recover from there
    Read: Low Level Brick recovery without Bootmii installed
    Many thanks to erikie for the info.
    Also Read: Wii brick fixing. Using an infectus tutorial

    3- You could send it to Nintendo. A sob story may help.
    "Please help, my son updated online and now the wii has only a black screen. I don't understand what happened, what can I do, please help me fix this, the damn kid is crying." Works even better if you can get your kids crying in the background.

    4- You could sell it on ebay for about 30-60 dollars, to going rate for brocken wii's, plus 10-15 dollars for shipping.

    5- You could part it out in pieces ebay for more $.

    6- You could throw it against the wall until you feel better.
    My personal favorite.
    Last edited by bmarlo; 01-23-2012 at 04:42 PM. Reason: Fixed a couple of broken links.
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    Extremely helpful, solved my problem. Thanks so much, its people like you who save noobs 300 bucks

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    ok so there 3 options to fix the wii.

    this give me hope.

    thx lot mauifrog for u hard work to help us.

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    blank screen

    I have error 003 as well. I tried the GC controller option and get a blank screen after the 4.2 USA on right hand corner.
    I tried to boot via the SSBB retail US version and also with the Indiana Jones Lego version. But no luck. It goes black screen.
    How can I boot it or what are the other solutions?

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    Hi again

    Well , you just told me to go to this page since i installed bootmii as ios. I tried savemii with the original nintendo gamecube controller ... but it didnt work. but you said you must modify it to get it work , what modification do you mean ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by assasin140 View Post
    Well , you just told me to go to this page since i installed bootmii as ios. I tried savemii with the original nintendo gamecube controller ... but it didnt work. but you said you must modify it to get it work , what modification do you mean ?
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    Yeah thats exactly what i've done , but i just didn't open up my GC controller like he did ...

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    Nice guide, so if i get it all right now, you need some kind of autobooter in yor Wii e.g Preloader, DriveKey to make the Wii boot discs when you have get a blackscreen wii?

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    so to boot the wii , I would need a preloader chip or a drive key chip?
    Where would i get one?

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    To use any autoboot disks you need a working savemiifrii, an autobooting modchip, and some trucha ios to run custom disks.
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