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    Cant boot bootmii!!

    Hey ive bricked my wii i think, is there any way of getting bootmii from a dol file or somethng, i can load into things but i must have deleted the thing that makes my remotes work, the gamecube pad works but nit the holding down of the d pad, tis killing me now.
    i can get into mmm and i have a nand.bin but cannot load it... HELP!!

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    No output on screen, nand formatter freezes after completion?

    Thanks for this great contribution to the community, guys. I'm having some issues getting my wii working again, and would greatly appreciate some assistance:


    Short version: after following the instructions in this thread, the nand formatter finishes installing all the wads and then freezes on "all done"--it doesn't reset itself, and after holding down power to reset it, it doesn't load anything after exiting bootmii (no output on screen)


    longer version: a couple of months ago I turned on my wii and got no video output. Trying to load to HBC from Bootmii wouldn't recognize wiimotes, SD card, or usb. I had several NAND backups but none of them seemed to fix the issue. Then I realized that everytime I tried to restore the NAND there were several blocks that never seemed to flash correctly. The number got smaller and smaller everytime I restored the same backup, and eventually it got to a point that it restored enough system files to boot up again I guess, and eventually all was good.


    flash forward to today, the problem happened again, but now when restoring to an earlier NAND there are always 28 blocks that never seem to flash correctly. I was about to give up hope until I found this thread, but the nand formatter doesn't appear to be working correctly for me (see above).


    To recap, bootmii still works, I have several good NAND backups, but for whatever reason I can't get my wii back to any working state. I've tried several different SD cards as well.


    Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance!

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    Sandisk 2gb full SD card (no SHCD, nor MicroSD in adapter) formatted FAT32 --- full format, not quick format. If you've not tried that, please do so. Otherwise, the ball's in Bad_ad's court

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    Could be your setting.txt is missing, look on page 7-10 for the setting.txt tool and the new formatter that will read it from sd (I will update this tutorial eventually...)

    make a new setting.txt with your region and serial, then use new formatter.

    if it still doesnt work, could be bluetooth/wifi module.

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    Thanks for the advice--


    So today, I get geared up for a whole day of tinkering with the system, turn it on, and bam:

    Boots up fine--but freezes on the system menu (music still playing, but no recognition of ejecting disks or input from wiimotes)



    Ok, so I turn it off and turn it back on again and it goes back to where its been the past few days:

    no video output but still loads up BootMii just fine.


    I try another round of troubleshooting (using the nand formatter, and also the cboot2 and syscheck utilities located in this thread). Any cboot2 related utils will begin to load up but then freeze on the green text of "IOS successfully loaded" without actually getting to anything useful like wad manager or whatnot.

    So I try Nand Formatter again, and it freezes on the "all done" screen as usual.

    HOWEVER, after resetting the system twice, It actually loaded up once correctly. It waited several seconds with no video output but then, it got to the main screen asking me to pick my settings and set the clock and everything. At this point I was super excited, but when I went to select the disk channel to update the Wii with a 4.2 disk, I got a black screen saying that the system files are corrupted. I then powered off the wii, powered back on, and its back to the usual not able to see anything except BootMii.


    I guess at this point I'm thinking about trying the bluetooth module replacement, but is that worth trying since I can still power on the Wii with the remotes? Could it be a borderline faulty module that would explain how every once in a while the console will turn on ok?


    ----UPDATE: as I'm typing this I tried turning it on again and now it's booting into the system menu again just fine. I've re-started it several times and am getting in without a problem

    To test what the hell is going on, instead of continuing with the nand format route, I actually went back to bootmii and reloaded the first backup I made after this problem started a few days ago and I could only get into bootmii---loading a backup that I figured had some sort of corruption.

    The wii is booting without issue from that backup and it's as if nothing ever happend...

    *cboot2 and all related apps now boot fine as well, getting past the "ios successfully loaded" part where it was stuck before.


    So at this point im gonna say I must have some sort of hardware failure where something is on its way out, but after so many restarts is kicking itself back in gear again... I guess?


    Bluetooth module maybe? The only other thing is that when we first modded my Wii we messed up and burned off one of the pads that you had to solder it onto, so I had to ship it to a guy who fixed it for me by soldering the wiikey directly to the main chip with an extra wire. Maybe thats finally catching up to me and something with that job is starting to get loose?



    Hmmmm. Well anyway, If my Wii wasn't possessed, the Nand formatter looked like it was working fine and would have solved my issue were it software related. Thanks so much for this tool and for the support. Cheers!
    Last edited by bothee; 08-30-2010 at 09:54 PM. Reason: cboot2 works now, too

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    Its not your bluetooth module.

    CB2 applications crashing is completely normal before you have updated from a disk as alot of IOS's are missing.

    Sounds like you didnt try what I had said about creating your own setting.txt, so you didnt follow my advice and just did other stuff.

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    Can this used for korean Changed Region Wii??

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    So, if I replace my US Wii motherboard, with an european sparepart motherboard, I can still load a back up of my NAND and keep it an US Wii??

    Quote Originally Posted by erikie View Post
    on U to E or E to U it is no problem as long as you use the correct files. Boards are the same for PAL and NTSC
    However with Korean version you need to be carefull as you can get the 003 error!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Its not your bluetooth module.

    CB2 applications crashing is completely normal before you have updated from a disk as alot of IOS's are missing.

    Sounds like you didnt try what I had said about creating your own setting.txt, so you didnt follow my advice and just did other stuff.
    The weird thing is I didn't have a chance to even try it because I literally did nothing and the problem resolved itself. Before it started displaying output again, the cboot2 stuff would just hang before it loaded anything. Once the Wii started randomly displaying output again, the cboot2 stuff would load and then display an error--even when I was at the point of having formatted without preforming an update. I then restored one of my "corrupted" nand backups and it worked instantly. The formatter was also loading my settings.txt and serial successfully every time so formatter definitely would have helped me but this was some kind of hardware failure.

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    Doesnt sound like hardware to me, but if you are decided then so be it.

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