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    Super Mario Galaxy 2 Hardware bricking? Won't turn on.

    Hi All. I've been running the homebrew channel on 4.2 (pretty sure at least. I can't check version numbers since I can't turn my wii on) for a few weeks now with no problems after following a few tutorials on here.

    I ripped Super Mario Galaxy 2 to a hard drive yesterday, and booted it up and got to the title screen. I then turned it off as I had to head out. Today, the wii booted up, and I selected USB Loader GX from the main screen. The screen then went black and the will turned off. I now can't get it to turn back on at all.

    I've unplugged it and waited plenty of time to see if it would reset. Any other ideas? Seems hardware based, but based on software? Pretty weird.

    Thanks for any advice!
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    Allright, it seems like it is the hardware, but let's check to be certain. When you turn on the wii (just use the power button on the wii itself, not a wiimote, it could be that the bluetooth is broken), does the disk light flash? If so, how many times? Does it do anyting after this? What did you have installed?
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    Nope - no flashing whatsoever when I press the actual button.

    I had pretty standard stuff installed - Homebrew channel, USB Loader GX, Wiicoverflow (?), and a few games and utilities to get it all to work.

    Is there anything that can be done for hardware? Only thing I could think that could easily be replaced is the power brick.

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    is the power switch light red when plugged in ? Does it turn green at all when you press it ?
    I'm asking because there is an internal fuse near where you plug the power brick in(lots of other fuses too, but dont want to get into that ) that may have blown and have you tried the power brick on a different wii to see if thats the problem ?

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    When you say "unplugged it," simply the cord from the Wii (not enough) or also from the wall (enough)?

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    Got a new power brick and that fixed it. Could it have been a software-based problem that blew the power brick? Or complete coincidence on timing?

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    Hard to say, seein' as you didn't answer my question. Those power bricks retain an electrical charge that over time doesn't dissipate; eventually it causes itself to shutdown. The only remedy is unplug it from the wall (not the Wii or just the Wii). If you review what I said above, you could for sure rule the electrical capacitance thing out.

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    Yes, I did unplug the whole thing from both ends for quite a while (pvernight)

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