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    Fully bricked Wii - what's the next thing I should try?

    About a year ago, I decided to hack my girlfriend's Wii.
    So I followed a guide (can't remember which) that helped me to install HBC, backup loader, a few homebrew applications and BootMii. Later, I renamed the bootmii folder to bootmii_ so I could use the SD card for other things too.

    Yesterday, I decided it was time for a few new hacks (as the Shopping Channel needed updates, and I got the Error 002 with some disks). I installed a new backup loader, added a few other things and I fiddled with Priiloader (didn't seem work but I had BootMii, right?)

    Everything went fine, until I tried out the Channel Updater thing via WiiSCU.
    I don't know what went wrong (Yes, I chose the correct -PAL version, I've probably selected something else that I shouldn't have. I really don't know what.) but now the Wii seems to be fully bricked:

    TL;DR version starts here

    - Booting the Wii gives me nothing but a black screen.
    - I can boot the Wii via the controller, but also just get a black screen.

    So I renamed the bootmii_ folder on my SD card back to bootmii (without underscore), and I also still had the memory backup on the SD.


    Turned off the Wii, held reset, pushed ON... nothing.

    I do remember that using this method worked in the past. The bootmii folder has the three files which are needed. I'm clueless. Is this because it's a full brick? Or should Bootmii also load with a full bricked system?

    And just to be sure: is the next thing I should try buying a GC controller and trying that Controller-4-slot trick? Or is there anything else I did wrong or forgot to do before that step? Puzzling together the overdose of info on this forum makes me a little confused.


    Thanks in advance for your help.

    --EDIT--
    I installed BootMii/boot2, but it doesn't come up when I boot my Wii. Try booting with no SD card inserted. If you see a brief set of flashes from the blue slot LED right after you hit the power button, try a different SD card. Make sure you have a directory named "bootmii" with the "armboot.bin" and "ppcboot.elf" files inside.
    If you do not see those flashes, BootMii/boot2 is not installed.
    I don't see any flashes. Guess I didn't install it as Boot2 but as IOS after all...
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    Thanks for the fast reply. I do have a NAND backup but will try that guide anyway. Thanks, be back in a few.

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    What system menu were you on? Any chance it was 3.3 or 3.4?

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    Could have been 3.4. I really can't remember. Been reading a lot on the internet and I've seen a lot of numbers being mentioned, so it could be that I'm mixing up my personal wii menu with one I've just crossed when reading.
    Did I do something I shouldn't have done?
    --edit--
    I did use the correct version of WiiSCU; or is this not what you were aiming at with your previous post.
    (Getting my SD card ready meanwhile.)
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    Yes. preloader does not work with 3.4. That's why it says all over the site in big red letters not to install preloader if you're on 3.4 or 3.3. Since you can't access preloader though you can't really use this guide here though.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...brick-fix.html

    If you can use the links I gave you before to access wadmanager from boot2 then you should be able to fix it. Look over the guide above and use it as a reference with the other guide.

    If nothing else, you can use an infectious chip to save it, but you'd have to buy a chip. Did you have cioscorps installed by any chance?

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    Thanks. Didn't see any red letters, must have used an other site without them, because I usually really read good before doing things.

    Be trying your offered solutions. Thanks a bunch pal! Back in a few, with results.

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    No luck, just a black screen. I didn't install BootMii as boot2, did I? ...I must've dreamed that I could access it via holding the reset button and pressing on.
    Or could the Priiloader have overwritten BootMii files?

    Damn, I should've double-checked. (mad@self)

    Off to the gamecube trick?

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    holding reset brings up priiloader. bootmii works well with priiloader. If you had bootmii as boot2 then you would have had to use the power and reset buttons to navigate. Sound familiar? Power the wii on and see if the disc light flashes once, or twice quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    holding reset brings up priiloader. bootmii works well with priiloader. If you had bootmii as boot2 then you would have had to use the power and reset buttons to navigate. Sound familiar? Power the wii on and see if the disc light flashes once, or twice quickly.
    Yes, I remember having to use the power and reset buttons to navigate through the menu and to make the NAND backup.

    -One flash only when I boot the Wii.
    -To answer the question in your previous post: I installed a custom ios before, but can't remember installing cioscorp

    --EDIT--
    I also remember that, during the installation of BootMii, the Wii showed a few bad blocks, which was normal, according to the guide.
    Bad blocks --> meaning boot2 memory, right? *fingers crossed*
    Last edited by 88scythe; 04-18-2010 at 05:21 AM.

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