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    hardbricked wii (mobo situation)

    This is my first post, and I've been reading everything about a solution to this problem but I can't find any. I have an LU54 with 4.1U and bootmii on BOOT2. I installed (or tried to install) the Hot Rocks case mod and somehow hardbricked the wii mobo. Thankfully I have several NAND backups before the catastophy. I ordered a new motherboard to replace the one that I blew up, and the seller claims that it is a 3.x SM mobo. My question is, is it posible to flash this new mobo with the NAND I saved from my hardbricked mobo? I know that there is a file included in the NAND backup called keys.bin, but I've looked everywhere to resolve this situation, and the last thing I need is 2 bad mobos. maybe I could get the keys.bin from the new board and use it to flash it to my saved NAND from my roached one. (by the way, I'm not that great at soldering). Of course it is possible that the new board will accept bootmii on BOOT2. Still though I could use some good orderly direction!

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    possible, but difficult and dangerous (and pretty unnecessary really). Why would you want to flash your new MB with your old nand? yes, your going to lose save games and stuff, but thats better than no wii.

    If you really must do it, then have a look for betwin, its on wiibrew, but the chances are, due to many limiting factors, that it will not help you.

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    I should somehow be possible to decrypt your nand, then copy the savegames back to the wii. Perhaps load the nand backup in Sneek v2, then use savegame manager to extract the save games, then put them back onto your wii.
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    You can decrypt your nand pretty easily. Use showmewads or nand decrypt for it.
    If your new mobo accepts bootmii boot2 installation then you can also try to use inbetwiin and see if you don't have any bad blocks in your new nand in the wrong place.
    That is the only problem you can encounter.
    But what is wrong with your old mobo? Didn't you had bootmii installed in boot2? Or did you try to get into bootmii after the case mod?
    Will it not power on anymore? It is pretty hard to destroy the mobo if you are carefull with it
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    I guese that I should've given my real intentions. I could care less about the save games on my saved NAND, however I know that my saved NAND has bootmii on BOOT2. I just want to get my mobo to accept a BOOT2 installation of bootmii, that's all. I figured if I could put my saved NAND onto the new mobo, I would have bootmii on BOOT2, thus a little more piece of mind when trying new things. If anyone has a way to do this I would appreciate it. Right now, I'm expecting that this guy will send me a 3.x mobo that won's accept a BOOT2 installl. This is what I wanted to get around since I do have a ful NAND backup of my non-functional mobo with BOOT2 having bootmii. Any suggestion would help, as my understanding of the tech jargon in this field is limited. Thanks for all you're input so far!

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    That will not work. You can not run boot2 bootmii without a vulnerable boot2. Also bootmii nand restore does not overwrite boot2, so the only way to do what you want to do would be with a nand flasher, or perhaps a bootmii boot2 wad install, both of which would brick your wii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiiwithmii View Post
    I installed (or tried to install) the Hot Rocks case mod and somehow hardbricked the wii mobo. Thankfully I have several NAND backups before the catastophy. I ordered a new motherboard to replace the one that I blew up, and the seller claims that it is a 3.x SM mobo.
    What is your mobo doing? Does it still power up? If you want to know if you can install bootmii in the new mobo check out revision number of the board first. If it is rev20 or higher you cannot install bootmii anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikie View Post
    What is your mobo doing? Does it still power up? If you want to know if you can install bootmii in the new mobo check out revision number of the board first. If it is rev20 or higher you cannot install bootmii anymore
    If rev. 20 is a little rectangular label on the mobo, I should certainly be able to find it. And thanks to everyone for their replies. I wouldn't have been able to unlock all of the cool features (HTPC, USB, ect.) of my wii without everyone's help here. So I'll just wait and hope. I got some pretty definitive answers, as I usuallly do here. I reallly appreciate this community. Thanks a mint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikie View Post
    What is your mobo doing? Does it still power up? If you want to know if you can install bootmii in the new mobo check out revision number of the board first. If it is rev20 or higher you cannot install bootmii anymore
    If rev. 20 is a little rectangular label on the mobo, I should certainly be able to find it. And thanks to everyone for their replies. I wouldn't have been able to unlock all of the cool features (HTPC, USB, ect.) of my wii without everyone's help here. So I'll just wait and hope. I got some pretty definitive answers, as I usuallly do here. I reallly appreciate this community. Thanks a mint.

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    Sorry about the double post, but while writing, my computer browser just reverted back to my homepage! Anyway, you guys have been great with providing me the info I need to help protect myself from future brickage. As for erikie's query I had bootmii on BOOT2 for about 3 months before the case mod attempt. I didn't realize that the HOT Rocks mod came with a replacement cable connecting the mobo to the drive. And as far as documentation included, I recieved nothing but a reciept and a small peice of paper describing the number of times to press the little yellow button in back to change the color! That's it. But included was 7 or 8 white wire cable, just the one that connects the board to the drive however this one has a red and black wire pigiback on it (power, I assume) connecting to the thermometer. For some odd reason I thought that it was a cable needed by the mod, instead of the real solution being that it was a replacement cable provided just to supply power to the thermometer and the lights. When I went to plug it in, the power light on the wii turned yellow. pressed power, nothing happened. Then I jerked the power cords out a second later. And since then, I haven't been able to power it up. I used a multimeter and checked the internal 7V fuse right behind to the power cable and it read somewhere around 6.87. Maybe there's another fuse that I'm missing, or an internal reset of the board itself. If it's hard to roach one of these things, I must have pulled out all the stops!!!! But if there is a combination of buttons to press or something to get this thing to POST, I'd be open to just about anything. I just have this feeling that I'm missing something. Maybe there's a combination of buttons the reset it, I don't know.

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