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    Possible low level brick fix? Help needed!

    Hi everyone, I am new here.
    I have read all the stickies, but I still am puzzled!
    I have a low-level brick wii, no bootmii on boot2, and no preloader.
    I have ordered a drivekey(which should arrive tomorrow).
    Will installing the drivekey be enough to be able to play games again, or will I have to take more steps to unbrick it?
    I'd appreciate advice

    ~DeRenoo

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    You need to be able to boot the recovery menu using savemiifrii. If that does not work, a chip will not help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    You need to be able to boot the recovery menu using savemiifrii. If that does not work, a chip will not help.
    Up until now, it hasn't worked for me. However, i never unscrewed the entire controller to boot savemiifrii. will unscrewing the entire controller make a difference?

    Second question: If savemiifrii doesn't work, are there any other solutions left to this annoying brick?

    Last question(yes, i ask alot): I bricked my wii by accidentally uninstalling a WAD file, what do you guys think: will I be able to fix it?

    Thanks for the answer and for reading this!

    ~DeRenoo

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    If the wad you uninstalled was your System IOS then savemiifrii and a modchip will not help. The only way to self fix is bootmii/boot2. Older Wiis can use infectus to flash boot2 to NAND but not on newer Wiis.

    You are probably looking at a Nintendo return.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    If the wad you uninstalled was your System IOS then savemiifrii and a modchip will not help. The only way to self fix is bootmii/boot2. Older Wiis can use infectus to flash boot2 to NAND but not on newer Wiis.

    You are probably looking at a Nintendo return.
    My serial is LEH 1729---, is that old enough?

    EDIT: The bricking happened a while ago, but I think the name was something like WAD26 or something like that, could that be correct? I hope this will provide more information.

    Thank yet again!
    Last edited by derenoo; 02-11-2010 at 12:46 PM.

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    I've no idea about time frames of different drive versions but I suppose it's possible that you have a vunerable boot1 that would allow the boot2 to work.

    You could rescue your Wii, if this is the case, with an Infectus wire to your NAND chip to flash the boot2 code to the chip. This would allow you to access your Wii using boot2 and cboot2 and allow you to fix.

    Not sure what WAD26 is.

    With a working Wii there are basically only two WADS which would render the Wii full bricked. One is the System IOS, IOS30, IOS50, IOS60 or IOS70 depending on version. Second is System Menu wad, again dependant on your version. Removing other IOS or any wad channel may cause problems but not black screens.

    Erikie, a member here, has used Infectus to fix dozens of Wiis and I wouild recommend speaking with him. Send him a message View Profile: erikie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    I've no idea about time frames of different drive versions but I suppose it's possible that you have a vunerable boot1 that would allow the boot2 to work.

    You could rescue your Wii, if this is the case, with an Infectus wire to your NAND chip to flash the boot2 code to the chip. This would allow you to access your Wii using boot2 and cboot2 and allow you to fix.

    Not sure what WAD26 is.

    With a working Wii there are basically only two WADS which would render the Wii full bricked. One is the System IOS, IOS30, IOS50, IOS60 or IOS70 depending on version. Second is System Menu wad, again dependant on your version. Removing other IOS or any wad channel may cause problems but not black screens.


    Erikie, a member here, has used Infectus to fix dozens of Wiis and I wouild recommend speaking with him. Send him a message View Profile: erikie
    Thanks ALOT! I will message him! Thanks again, you were a great help!

    EDIT: i found out I deleted WAD 249, anyone knows whether that one was the system menu?
    Last edited by derenoo; 02-12-2010 at 08:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derenoo View Post
    Thanks ALOT! I will message him! Thanks again, you were a great help!

    EDIT: i found out I deleted WAD 249, anyone knows whether that one was the system menu?
    Wad 249 <=> IOS249


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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-Tek View Post
    Wad 249 <=> IOS249

    Is that the one of the system menu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derenoo View Post
    Is that the one of the system menu?
    Yep, I think so mate.

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