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    bricked D2C with modchip and NAND backup

    WILL I EVER UNBRICK? Please HELP!!!

    Hello everyone, I have a D2C with D2CKey installed and running 3.4U. Recently decided to follow softmod instructions "New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii" by Dogeggs, installed Bootmii as boot2, and installed the Homebrew Channel. Then I backed up my NAND as per step 2. Then I loaded the Wii system menu, and could see the Homebrew Channel. I could load and exit it, moved the channels from their original places and turned off the Wii.

    When turning on the console the Wiimotes lost their connections, and can't even turn on the console. Bootmi loads, but when selecting the Wii system menu I see a black screen. I spend the night reading all the threads I can find in the forum, my wife is mad at me as I go to bed late in the night, but I'm still so desperate I don't try restoring the NAND.

    Am I already fully bricked at this point? Should I simply go ahead and try restoring the NAND?

    Next day I buy a gamecube controller and am able to run Trucha Bug Restorer to load IOS36, downgrade IOS15 and load IOS15. But when I run cIOS38 r17 installer the gamecube controller also stops working. Is the Wiimote a must for this step? Or is there a cIOS38 version that works with the gamecube controller? I can only hear the nice music there.

    After reboot I can still load cIOS38, but it does not proceed. Is this the time to try restoring the NAND from the backup? Or should I try Inbuilt Recovery Mode, NAND flash or some other system update?

    I'm kind of lost after reading so many different threads in the forum and too unconfident to try anything else. What do you guys suggest?

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    Does the wiimote power the wii on, NO?
    Plug your gc-controller into port4, remove disk and sd-card- hold all 4 directions on the d-pad down at the sametime, keep holding, push the power button. Do you see a black screen with 3.4u? You my need to try a few times.

    If your wiimote does not turn on the wii, and you see 3.4u with savemiifrii- you bluetooth module is likely the culprit. Open the wii and try to reseat the blue tooth module, it is above the sd slot. If that fails, buy a new one- $10
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    Hi Mauifrog,

    Thanks for your response, I'll try the gamecube controller trick and let you know.

    Would it be a great coincidence that the bluetooth module broke in the middle of the softmod process?

    If the Wiimote connects again, should I continue with the softmod process, restore the NAND or none of those?

    Regards, Silvio

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    I would be rare to have to bluetooth go out, but your description does not describe anything that should case a brick. Backup your sd-card, format it and extract CB2_BB_SysCheck_1.6.1.zip to sd:\
    Boot the wii, then post the cvs report here.
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    hi Mauifrog,

    I have managed to get the black screen with "3.4(USA)" at the bottom right a couple of times. The wiimote still does not power on the wii. The csv is attached.

    Thanks for your time.
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    Everything in the cvs looks good, and unless you synced you wiimote with another wii or messed with the red buttons, it should turn on your wii- even if it was bricked.

    Open up the wii, remove the bluetooth module and reseat it. Otherwise you'll have to replace it. If that does not work, we will have to think of something else. But I can't think of anything else.
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    Hi Mauifrog,

    Thanks for your response.

    I'll try removing the the bluetooth module over the weekend and let you know. It may not be a big deal to find a new one either. After doing that, should I expect a normal boot? At which point may I try syncing the wiimote?

    I did press the red button on the wii when the wiimotes stopped working; and perhaps even before that when I took the SD card off at step 2e. Is there some app that I could load with the Homebrew Channel and simply sync the wiimote?

    Thanks, Silvio

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    Extract IOS249-v14.zip to sd:\wad
    Boot into hbc and load wadmanager, select ios36
    Install Ios249-r14.wad

    If you pressed those buttons, it could be something else. Boot into homebrew channel and load a game from neogamma. This will allow you to resync your wiimotes- use the red buttons. If the bluetooth is good, your wiimotes will sync and you can play your game.

    Also, extract the apps folder from CB2_BB_SysCheck_1.6.1.zip and run it from HBC, then post the cvs report from your card here.
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