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    Semi-bricked Wii Needs Unbricked, HELP

    I am unsure if I have posted on the right thread and I apologize in advance if that's the case..

    Here is the issue:
    I have a semi-bricked Wii which I bought from Hong Kong and still isn't fixed because I'm still unsure which region it belongs too (although the box contains Japanese language but the serial number suggests it's from Canada). I bought it already having the Homebrew Channel installed but I'm still unsure about the modchip. I can still play some games from NTSC area so the semi-brick thing didn't bother me.... until I visited New Jersey and bought the game called Trauma Team. The game works fine on the Disc Channel until I press the start button and then it hangs and only shows a black screen on my TV.

    Questions:
    Do I need to unbrick my wii for it to work?
    Is the game compatible with my Wii region?
    Can I still play this 50$ worth of a game? LOL

    Useful Information:
    Wii Serial number is LJH1139XXXXX
    Homebrew Channel is on beta 8
    Firmware bricked by Mario Kart (I don't know what region it's from)

    Thanks!

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    Retitled FAIL thread title and moved to appropriate section. Mauifrog's your man, but the solution can be found in the stickies within this section of the site.

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    Sorry about that. I have read his guide about unbricking but I'm still unsure what region my Wii is from and if it will allow me to play the game. Thanks again!

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    No problem at all. As stated, mauifrog routinely haunts this section if someone can guide you, he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owl21 View Post
    I am unsure if I have posted on the right thread and I apologize in advance if that's the case..

    Here is the issue:
    I have a semi-bricked Wii which I bought from Hong Kong and still isn't fixed because I'm still unsure which region it belongs too (although the box contains Japanese language but the serial number suggests it's from Canada). I bought it already having the Homebrew Channel installed but I'm still unsure about the modchip. I can still play some games from NTSC area so the semi-brick thing didn't bother me.... until I visited New Jersey and bought the game called Trauma Team. The game works fine on the Disc Channel until I press the start button and then it hangs and only shows a black screen on my TV.

    Questions:
    Do I need to unbrick my wii for it to work?
    Is the game compatible with my Wii region?
    Can I still play this 50$ worth of a game? LOL

    Useful Information:
    Wii Serial number is LJH1139XXXXX
    Homebrew Channel is on beta 8
    Firmware bricked by Mario Kart (I don't know what region it's from)

    Thanks!
    So, you bricked by updating from Mario Kart? That would mean you are on firmware 3.1, now you just have to figure out what region you were on before. Try running the syscheck app from the Homebrew Channel, it will post a log on your SD, & should say what region your wii is. I don't think when you semi-brick you change your region, so it should say your proper region. Once you find that, then you can re-install your system IOS & system menu WADS for 3.1 in whatever region you were in, or you could update off a disc in your region with a higher update than 3.1

    RedArrow

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    Would unbricking it allow me to play the game? I am currently in the process of doing so but with a 3.3 update from NTSC-J.

    another question..

    Why is it that the Disc Channel of my wii shows the game running but every time I press the "START" button, it stops loading? What could be the cause?
    Last edited by owl21; 05-27-2010 at 05:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owl21 View Post
    @RedArrow
    Would unbricking it allow me to play the game? I am currently in the process of doing so but with a 3.3 update from NTSC-J.

    another question..

    Why is it that the Disc Channel of my wii shows the game running but every time I press the "START" button, it stops loading? What could be the cause?
    For your first question, not really. Trauma Team is a still very new game, which means it probably needs an update to run, is it offering you one? To your second question, I don't really know, it might be a hardware problem. Were you able to run games okay before the brick? Try unbricking & then try running games. If you are still unable to run games, it's most likely a hardware problem. I must truthfully admit I do not know what is causing the loading to stop. Try unbricking & see what happens?

    RedArrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by owl21 View Post
    I am unsure if I have posted on the right thread and I apologize in advance if that's the case..

    Here is the issue:
    I have a semi-bricked Wii which I bought from Hong Kong and still isn't fixed because I'm still unsure which region it belongs too (although the box contains Japanese language but the serial number suggests it's from Canada). I bought it already having the Homebrew Channel installed but I'm still unsure about the modchip. I can still play some games from NTSC area so the semi-brick thing didn't bother me.... until I visited New Jersey and bought the game called Trauma Team. The game works fine on the Disc Channel until I press the start button and then it hangs and only shows a black screen on my TV.

    Questions:
    Do I need to unbrick my wii for it to work?
    Is the game compatible with my Wii region?
    Can I still play this 50$ worth of a game? LOL

    Useful Information:
    Wii Serial number is LJH1139XXXXX
    Homebrew Channel is on beta 8
    Firmware bricked by Mario Kart (I don't know what region it's from)

    Thanks!
    It doesnt matter what region the Wii is from (unless its Korean), the system menu just needs to match its region setting (which can be changed).

    Download anyregion changer and run it from homebew channel, this will let you change all the settings (but dont yet).

    Once you have ran it, post back here what it says. it should tell you what system menu is installed and what region the wii is set to.

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    @RedArrow
    Yeah, I can play some games and I just learned that my wii is hard modded because I can run burnt ISO games.. I just wish I could play the damn game LOL.. Thanks anyways XD

    @Bad_Ad84
    For some reason, Homebrew channel doesn't load my microSD card adapter. That's why I'm unable to load some syscheck or region changer applications.. or does homebrew channel specifically needs an SD card for those applications to load? Thanks

    btw..
    I'm using a microSDHC Class 4 in SD Adapter (Kingston)
    Last edited by owl21; 05-28-2010 at 03:12 AM.

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    Some SD cards are just incompatible. Try pressing "1" while in HBC, if its setup to read from SD card, then you need to try another brand/make

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